Grease stains have a tendency to go unnoticed, allowing them to build up to seemingly impossible proportions. This grime can damage the wood of your cabinets if allowed to remain for a long period of time. However, as unpleasant as these stains may seem, they are easily remedied. Try the most gentle method first and if necessary, move to more aggressive solutions until you find the best formula for your situation.
1) Mix two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water and scrub the cabinet with a clean cloth, following the grain of the wood. Rinse the area clean with a sponge, and dry it with a clean towel.
2) Sprinkle some baking soda onto a clean damp cloth and scrub the cabinet. Rinse with a clean sponge, and dry the area with a clean dry towel.
3) Add one cup of white vinegar to the soap and water mixture. The solution is now two cups water, two tablespoons dishwashing soap and one cup of white vinegar.
4) If you want to carry out aggressive cleaning, add half a cup of borax to the dish soap, vinegar and water mix. Repeat the scrubbing action with a soft cloth and wipe with a dry cloth.
Finish by wiping the cabinets down with a small amount of orange oil, lemon oil or even mineral oil and see the difference.