According to Better Homes and Gardens, the best way to clean wooden cabinets is by wiping them down with an oil-soap wood cleaner at least once a week. While kitchen cabinets come in a variety of finishes, general purpose wood cleaner is typically safe to use on most wooden cabinets. Always test a small area of the wood before applying any cleaner.

The easiest way to clean and maintain wooden cabinets is by wiping the exterior of the cabinets down a few times a week with a clean, damp cloth. Use warm water and do not saturate the cabinets. Always dry the cabinets with a clean towel after wiping them down with water or any other liquid.

According to About.com, another effective way to clean wooden cabinets is by wiping them down with a solution of warm water and dish soap. The dish soap helps remove dirt and other build-up on the cabinets. After wiping the cabinets down with the solution, dampen another cloth with warm water and wipe off the soap solution.

Sanitize the cabinets once a week with an antibacterial cleaning solution. Wipe the cabinets down with the antibacterial cleaner. Wipe around the cabinet handles, as well. Sanitize cabinets more often if they are used frequently.