Cabinet Care and Maintenance

Kitchen Cabinet Care and Maintenance


  • Keep Cabinet surfaces dry.
  • Quick temperature changes & excessive moisture can be harmful to the cabinet finish & overall cabinet stability.


  • To remove dust, use a soft, lint-free cotton cloth to wipe down all exterior & interior surfaces.


  • Use a soft, lint-free cotton cloth dampened with a mild soap and warm water.
  • For best results, use a “blotting “ action rather than a wiping motion when clean-up
  • Dry surfaces immediately with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth.
  • Avoid using a dish cloth or sponge – Harsh detergent resides may harm finishes.
  • Avoid ammonia-based cleaners and soaps with dye.


  • Food spills and grease will come off easier when they are removed promptly.
  • Wipe up spills and water spots immediately with a lint-free cotton cloth so moisture is not absorbed into the cabinetry.
  • Check frequently the areas around the sink and dishwasher to make sure water and detergent do not dry on the cabinet surfaces.
  • Do not leave printed materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) on the cabinet surface. The print ink can bleed into the cabinet finish.


  • Avoid draping wet or damp dish towels over doors of the base cabinet.
  • Do not attach towel racks to the interior of the cabinet doors.
  • Use tray under potted plants to catch excessive water.
  • Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where the heat and steam is directed onto cabinet surfaces.


  • Never use scouring pads, steel wool, wire brushes or powdered cleaners.
  • Do not allow oven cleaner to touch any part of the cabinet.
  • Avoid sliding objects across the cabinet surfaces.
  • Be careful with knives & other sharp objects that can damage the cabinet surface.
  • When in doubt of a cleaner’s suitability, don’t use it. Harsh chemical, cleaner and detergent may scratch and penetrate the surface, allowing food or moisture to enter and cause deterioration of the finishes. Never leave a cloth moistened with cleaners on a cabinet surface for any length of time.


  • Use a household glass cleaner with clean, soft and lint-free cotton cloth.
  • Apply the glass cleaner directly to a cloth rather than the glass
  • Avoid excess glass cleaner running into cabinet door joinery.
  • Ammonia should never be used in full strength.

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