CABINET CARE

So you have finally completed your kitchen! The dust has settled on your cabinets, and now you are wondering how to clean and care for your investment. This page should exaustively cover cabinet care. However, if you have any further questions or concerns, please email us under the Contact Us page.

Cabinet Care and Maintenance

Furniture of all types requires routine care and maintenance.  Your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are no exception.  Following are a few suggestions to keep your new cabinets looking their best:

 

For stained wooden cabinets:

  • Dust weekly between polish applications.

  • Polish your cabinets monthly using a wax and silicon free polish. 

    Apply with a lint-free, clean, soft, cotton cloth

    Wipe in the direction of the wood grain

    Never apply polish directly to the surface

    Work on a small area at a time and wipe completely dry before moving on

  • Clean spills and splatters immediately to avoid discoloration of your cabinet finish.

  • The following items are not recommended for use to clean your cabinets as they may damage the finish:

    Dishcloths that may contain remnants of grease or detergents

    Abrasives such as sponges, cleaners, scouring pads

    Harsh detergents, ammonia solutions, glass cleaner or powdered detergents

  • Draw away steam and grease from your cabinets with the use of your cook top or oven hood fan.

  • Ventilate the bathroom by opening a window or using the ventilation fan to help control steam buildup and moisture.

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For Painted Wood, Laminate and Thermofoil Furniture

  • Dust weekly.

  • Clean spills and splatters immediately to avoid discoloration.

  • Use a clean, soft, dry, lint-free cloth to clean.

  • Never use abrasive sponges, abrasive cleaners, or scouring pads.

  • Never use harsh chemical cleaners.

  • Do not wax Thermofoil cabinetry.

  • Use cook top or oven hood vent when cooking to draw steam and grease away from cabinets.

  • It is not recommended to use heat producing appliances beneath cabinets because the heat and steam may damage cabinetry.

  • Do not open your dishwasher during a cycle.  The excess water falling out of the dishwasher could be absorbed by your cabinet’s Toe Kick.

  • Wait until your dishwasher has finished cleaning and the heat and steam have dissipated before opening.