Oak's strength and hardness makes it a popular wood for cabinetry. Its natural golden colour adds an attractive look to most kitchens, though it's available in an array of colours and finishes. Clean oak kitchen cabinets with a no-wax wood cleaner and polish them with lemon or orange oil.
Spray the cabinets thoroughly with wood cleaner. Allow it to sit for five minutes on stained or grease-covered cabinets.
Wipe the cabinets clean with a cloth.
Apply a small amount of lemon or orange oil to a cloth. Rub the entire wood surface to give it a nice glow. A little goes a long way, so avoid soaking the wood in oil.
Wipe away any excess oil with a clean, dry cloth.
Wipe unfinished oak cabinets with a clean, dry cloth. Never use water or cleaning products to avoid damaging the wood.