How Do You Clean Wood Cabinets?


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Clean wooden kitchen cabinets by wiping them with a detergent-water solution, scrubbing corner and detailed areas with a soft toothbrush, and rinsing the cabinets with fresh water. Buff them dry with a soft cloth.

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  1. Make a detergent-water solution

    Fill a kitchen sink halfway with warm water. Add 3 tablespoons of a heavy-duty liquid dish detergent that's designed to cut through grease.

  2. Wipe down the cabinet doors and drawer fronts

    Dip a sponge in the detergent solution, and wipe off the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Scrub gently in areas with grease buildup, such as around the handles and hinges. Rinse the sponge under running water when it becomes soiled, and dip it in the detergent solution again.

  3. Wipe down the cabinet edges

    Open the cabinets and drawers, and wipe down the front of the cabinet frames with the sponge.

  4. Detail clean with a soft toothbrush

    Dip a soft toothbrush in the detergent solution, and scrub the corners and detail work on the cupboard doors and drawer fronts. Scrub around the base of the handles and the hinges. Rinse the toothbrush when it gets dirty.

  5. Rinse the cabinets

    Rinse the sponge well in warm running water, and wipe down the cabinets to remove any soap residue.

  6. Dry the cabinets

    Rub the cabinets with a soft cloth to remove moisture.

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