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Sticky Kitchen Cabinets
If it seems like no amount of kitchen cleaner will remove the grime from years of frying chicken or meatballs, try using Murphy's Oil Soap. John Thomas, a wood refinisher in New York who has worked on countless old and dirty cabinets, likes it because it's gentle. He mixes it in equal parts with water and a dash of paint thinner until the mixture looks milky white. Wearing rubber gloves, he rubs the solution over the wood with a soft cloth (don't use anything abrasive or you might damage the finish, Thomas says). Then, he wipes it off with clean, dry paper towels.