Fill the kitchen sink with 3 quarts of hot water and 1 tablespoon of dish soap.
Drop a cleaning rag into the soapy water, allow it to become saturated, and wring out the cloth.
Wipe the cloth over all of the wooden areas of the cabinets, as well as the cabinet hardware.
Apply an oil soap to cabinets if the dish soap alone doesn't get rid of heavy residue. Pour the soap onto a cleaning rag and wipe over the cabinets. The oil soap will also restore the natural wood shine to the cabinets.