Over time, the fats from the food you cook settle on the face of your cabinets. This grease buildup is often difficult to remove. Work through the process beginning with the steps least likely to cause damage to the finish.Continue Reading
Baking soda is a basic compound that is effective at cutting grease. Additionally, it's not likely to cause damage to the underlying finish. Mix a small amount in water, and apply it with a sponge. Wipe away as much grease as possible without scrubbing too hard. Rinse the cabinet, and dry with a towel to prevent damage to the wood.
Clean cooking oil, mixed with a little baking soda, helps to dissolve the grease. Oil serves as a solvent for the grease without damaging the polyurethane finish like stronger solvents might. Use a mild dishwashing solution to wash away the oil and baking soda. Rinse the surface and dry it.
Oil soap is safe for all types of wood. A powerful, grease-cutting agent, it doesn't damage wood. Follow the manufacturer's directions.
A lemon-oil conditioner restores the oils your cabinets lose over time. Apply a light coat, and allow it to dry after cleaning. It makes it easier to remove grease the next time.