Degreasing Kitchen Cabinets

If the woodwork is finished and washable, tackle grease marks ASAP, using a wood cleaner according to label directions. Follow with polish or wax and buff with a soft cloth. (If cabinets are unfinished wood, any substance, even water, could damage the surface. Just rub them with a soft, dry cloth.)

Lightly spray wood-laminate cabinets with a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner. Leave it on for several seconds (watch for drips), then sponge off. To save yourself work, use lids on your pans or get a round metal splatter cover to put over the skillet.