Care & Cleaning

open kitchen cabinetWood finishes

Dusting

Dust cabinets frequently with a soft, lint-free cloth. You can dampen the cloth slightly with water or a spray-type dust remover.

Spills

Clean spills immediately. Use a clean cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Cleaning

There are a number of products available for your wood cleaning needs. We recommend Guardsman. Their products are available at many stores nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, and Ace Hardware.

A more economical way to remove grease build-up from cabinets is to use Fantastik. Apply and remove quickly, then wash your cabinets with a mild soap. After washing, dry thoroughly and apply a silicone-free polish.

Polishing

We recommend that you wash and polish cabinets once or twice each year. Use a light coat of quality furniture polish.

Don'ts

Never use detergents, soap pads, or steel wool on your cabinetry. These harsh abrasives will mar the wood finish. Additionally, we recommend that you avoid the use of paste wax and polishes that contain silicone; the wax build up is difficult to remove and will leave a residue that attracts dust.

Painted Finishes

Cleaning

For daily cleaning and hand prints, use water with small amount of mild detergent. More stubborn oily marks can be clean by rubbing gently with rubbing alcohol.

Hard to clean marks such as glue or similar persistent smudges, clean carefully with paint thinner. Paint thinner is highly flammable and toxic to breathe. Be sure there are no open flames or pilot lights or sparks in the kitchen or in rooms around the kitchen, and have open windows for good ventilation. Removing doors and drawers and working outdoors, with no flames or sparks nearby, may be a good alternative.

Melamine Interior

Periodically clean the interior and exterior surfaces of the door using a damp, soft cloth. Tough stains may be cleaned using a soft cloth dampened with a “Formula 409” or “Simple Green” type cleanser.

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