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tray831 Posted: Jul 07, 2005 11:52 AM+
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What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?


They are pretty stained in some spots and was wondering, is straight Clorox gonna do the trick or is there a special solution out there that works even better for tougher, grease/oil stains?

Thanks........!
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

fantastic with bleach works pretty well for getting out stains and cuts grease too
kiwijonze Posted: Jul 07, 2005 11:55 AM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

I've cleaned that surface with a mixture of baking soda and water...it gets grease and stains out pretty well.
Jan05Bride Posted: Jul 07, 2005 12:05 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Found this on a website: * Baking Soda. Removes stains from white formica countertops


Don;t use bleach. I found this also on Thriftyfun.com ...

Bleach Stains on Formica
I recently made the big mistake of using bleach to clean stains from my formica kitchen counter. I left it on a long time while going off to do other things. So now there are yellow stains from the bleach. Short of replacing (or painting) it all, any suggestions out there for me? Thanks in advance!
- Tonya

E: Bleach Stains on Formica
Post by mamiewestern (1) 2005-06-15
Glad to see the lemon juice trick. Will give that a try myself. Did the same thing with bleach trying to clean up coffee stains off the counter.


RE: Bleach Stains on Formica
trina (Guest Post) 2004-07-14
i did the same thing with bleach..The only thing that worked for me was lime-away...On any stain in the white formica..i hate it cause now everything i put on it stains it.i will try the lemon juice.
trina

RE: Bleach Stains on Formica
Sharon (Guest Post) 2004-06-30
I have had all kinds of stains on my 'almost white' kitchen counter tops! After using a juicer w/ cranberries, I had a red stain about a foot in diameter. Ah! Get out the bleach, right? Wrong. What was a soft red stain immediately turned BRIGHT ORANGE with the bleach! I thought I had ruined the counter. My Bar Keeper's Helper, soft scrub - Nothing fazed it. I thought of lemon juice. (Don't know why.) The lemon juice (reconstituted) almost immediately faded the stain. I use the lemon juice (the cheap, big bottle) for the Formica cabinet tops exclusively now.

RE: Formica
Post by admin (65) 2002-05-16
I`ve done the same thing. Soft scrub worked for me.
- Sandy


RE: Formica
Post by voni (7) 2002-05-16
Hi Tonya,

No advice for you, but it might help the readers to know what color your counter is everywhere else and if the bleach also lightened your counter... :) Good luck!

Vonnie
tray831 Posted: Jul 07, 2005 01:31 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Thanks babe :)

Glad to know this beforehand.....
Blu-ize Posted: Jul 07, 2005 02:01 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

I've used Fantastik and Windex, I didn't really have bad stains though.
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Oxy Clean can take out any stain.
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Also try the Mr., Clean Magic Eraser. it took out a number of stains that nothing else could get out w/o damaging the surface like a scotch brite would have
regi Posted: Jul 07, 2005 08:36 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

I love the mr clean magic eraser. you use it a few times, then throw it away. It works like a charm!!
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Here is what Goldi would do:

Get new cabinets.
regi Posted: Jul 07, 2005 09:08 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?


Posted by Goldi1021

Here is what Goldi would do:

Get new cabinets.

tray831 Posted: Jul 07, 2005 09:19 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?


Posted by Goldi1021

Here is what Goldi would do:

Get new cabinets.



Not worth it for staying for a year or I would have.
103005FallBride Posted: Jul 07, 2005 09:54 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

I 'third' the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! It worked wonders on our patio furniture and our white formica cabinets!!!
2003OCT10 Posted: Jul 07, 2005 11:35 PM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Try a Mr. Clean Magic eraser first.. the original one... I swear by it.. It gets off everything!!!!!

If it doesnt work alone I add some Mr clean cleaner to it..
N.Y.bride Posted: Jul 08, 2005 08:58 AM+
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Re: What is the best solution for cleaning white formica cabinets?

Formica - Is that like marble?

If so I steam clean everything now and you would be so suprised what it can do.
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