Kitchen cabinets are the most visual part of your kitchen. When they look shabby, your entire kitchen looks shabby. Often it only takes a little cleaning to make them look new. Here are a few tips to keep them in the best condition:
Basic Cabinet Cleaning and Care
• As with all wood products, avoid excessive moisture on your wood cabinets.
• Clean any spills as soon as they occur using a damp cloth and dry immediately with a soft cloth.
• For regular dusting, dampen a microfiber cloth and lightly wipe the
• Clean regularly with N-Hance Cabinet Cleaner.
• If you need to clean cabinet hardware, remove them from cabinet doors and drawers in order to protect wood surfaces from harsh chemicals.
• Do not use petroleum type cleaners or those containing ammonia, bleach, wax, silicone, alcohol or abrasives. The use of these products may damage the finish on your wood cabinets. Abrasives such as sandpaper, steel wool, scouring pads and wire brushes should never be used on cabinets.
• Do not use knives and sharp objects to clean your cabinets.
Avoid these damaging elements
Water & Grease:
Water and grease may seem harmless, but over time they can eventually break down the protective coating and the finish may start flaking away from the wood surface. Never allow water to stay on your cabinets. Quickly remove it with a towel by blotting, not wiping.
Avoid draping a damp towel over your cabinet doors. This traps the moisture and will eventually penetrate through the finish. Flaking and racking will most certainly happen if towels are not removed.
Steam from the dishwasher or shower will also permeate through a finish, resulting in cracking, discoloration and peeling. To help prevent steam damage, wipe down wet surfaces and clean regularly with N-Hance Cabinet Cleaner.