Cabinet Care

Kitchen Cabinets, just like fine furniture, should be dusted or vacuumed periodically depending on the amount of particulate matter that may have accumulated. Always dust with a polish-moistened or damp cloth, as dry dusting may scratch the surface. It is also a good practice to follow the grain of wood when dusting - wiping across the grain could cause scratches to appear if the dust contains grit. Residues such as smoke, cooking vapors or body oils can be cleaned with a damp cloth with a small amount of furniture cleaner. Remember to use a clean soft cloth such as an old T-shirt, cheesecloth, dishtowel, flannel or chamois with no snaps or buttons that may scratch the surface.

Kitchen cabinets are used more often than dishwashers and stoves. And since they occupy a large space, they more exposed to elements that can help degrade their quality. Unfortunately, kitchen cabinets are less taken cared off as compared to stoves and dishwashers. During the cleaning, they are often left out unattended. This should not be the practice. Keeping kitchen cabinets in their perfect look requires regular cleaning and wiping. Wiping a clean cloth can help maintain the original look of the cabinet doors for a very long time. Door knobs should be cleaned as well.

There are specific cleaning aids designed for wood kitchen cabinets. Avoid using abrasive and caustic cleaners. Aluminum cabinets can be cleaned with warm water and regular detergent.

Those you cannot see are often more damaging. This is also true with kitchen cabinets. Usually, it is common to leave the top of the cabinets untouched - leaving the most important part of the kitchen cabinets that needs to be cleaned dirty. Avoid this by making sure that you start cleaning from the top before cleaning the visible surface.

Moisture, dusts, and crawling creatures can penetrate your cabinets any time if the drawers and doors are not closed properly. Ensure that all the doors and drawers are fully closed to maintain what's inside. Doors or drawers that do not close fully should be repaired.