Tips for cleaning wood kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are used daily and they can easily become coated in a layer of greasy buildup, dirt, and fingerprints. If you want to keep your kitchen area clean, you should have in mind cleaning your kitchen cabinets. Cleaning them without damaging their finish requires some special techniques.

Follow these easy steps to prolong the life of your wood kitchen cabinets and keep them looking like new.

There are several natural solutions which you could use for cleaning your wood cabinet’s exterior and interior surfaces, but be sure to test them in an inconspicuous area first and wait a couple of hours to see if there is any damage on the test area.

Mild soap and water

Make a mild solution out of warm water and dish-washing soap. Dab a sponge or a soft cloth in the mixture to wash up the cabinets.

Commercial cleaner

Use a commercial cleaner for cleaning heavy build-ups of dirt and grime on your wood kitchen cabinets.

Vinegar and water

Use a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and distilled water to wash up your cabinet surfaces.

Baking soda and water

Use this solution to remove tough stains on your cabinets. Make a paste of baking soda and water to gently scrub the cabinet surface with a sponge.

Be careful not to remove or scratch the finish. After using any of the solutions mentioned below, rinse gently with plain water to remove any residue and dry with a clean cloth.


Try to clean your cabinets at least once a month.

If needed, vacuum the cabinets out after they have been emptied, before applying any cleaning solution.

Leave the cabinets open for a 1-2 hours to fully dry, before replacing the contents of the cabinet.

Wipe down dusty cans and containers before placing them back inside the cabinets.

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