Murphy Oil Soap, invented as a vacuum cleaner for finished hardwood, cleans kitchen cupboards as well, even if the cupboards are a laminate instead of wood. Oil soap doesn’t leave behind a residue, so it doesn’t need rinsing.

Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Remove hardened food debris by selecting at the edges of the material with a fingernail or the bowl of a plastic spoon, working toward the center of the substand. Apply a dab of Murphy Oil Soap on a damp sponge or soft cloth; then wipe the soiled place. Wipe the area again with a dry cloth. To clean the entire cabinet surface, then blend 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the oil soap into a gallon of warm water, then the quantity dependent on the kind of cleaning your cupboards need: light or deep. Scrub the cabinet surfaces with a microfiber cloth to remove dust; then dip a sponge or lint-free fabric into the water, wringing out nearly all of the moisture. Wipe down the cabinet surfaces, rinsing the sponge or cloth out and dipping it back into the soapy water as required. Use oil soap only on sealed forests or laminate surfaces, instead of on unfinished or waxed wood, as the moisture may harm such wood.

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