- Keep Cabinet surfaces dry.
- Quick temperature changes & excessive moisture can be harmful to the cabinet finish & overall cabinet stability.
INITIAL CLEANING AFTER INSTALLATION
- 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.
WIPE SPILLS PROMPTLY
- 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 EXCESSIVE MOISTURE & HEAT
- 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.
CARE AND CLEANING OF GLASS DOOR INSERT
- 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.