Below is advice on how to clean your wooden cabinets whether they are stained or painted. There are also some great store-bought cleaners available for wooden cabinets.
Whatever the sealant, frequently clean and polish or wax your wood cabinets. General-purpose, oil-soap wood cleaners work well for regular care. Wipe cabinets dry.
Occasionally disinfect all surfaces with a diluted antibacterial cleaner without bleach. Wipe on, then rinse with a clean, damp cloth. Dry with a third cloth.
Work with the grain of the wood when cleaning and polishing. Make sure to not get wood excessively wet.
Wash painted cabinets with warm water and diluted all-purpose cleaner, wood cleaner, or white vinegar. Rinse the surface with a second cloth and clean water.
Wipe areas that might be contaminated with food-borne bacteria with an antibacterial kitchen cleaner or a solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart water.
If grease builds up, wipe the cabinets with ammonia and water. Rinse with clear water.
For stubborn stains, loosen dirt with a paste of baking soda and water.
Do not get the wood excessively wet. And don't use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads because they can scratch the surface.