of our cabinets are made from quality materials that are strong and
durable, but if you completely neglect them or clean them over zealously,
the cabinets could become damaged or discolored. The simple act of
dusting your cabinets should be enough to keep them looking great for a
very long time.
Take a fresh cotton cloth and wet it with water. Wipe down all the surfaces of the cabinet doors and bodies.
Cleaning with Cabinet Cleaners
something spills or gets stuck on your cabinet surface, it is possible
that you will need more than a damp cloth. We recommend Magic brand
Cabinet and Wood Cleaner and Polish. This can be found at Home Depot
and many other stores. Using a fresh cotton cloth, wipe down the
surface of the cabinets to remove the spill. Like with any cabinet
cleaners, be sure to spray the cleaner on a cloth first; do not spray directly on cabinets.
of what cleaner you use, be sure to first test the effects of the
cleaner on the back of a door. Any cleaner may affect the finish. Water
is the only safe product.*
will want to avoid all forms of moisture damage. Whether you are
dusting or cleaning, if you ever leave excess water or cleaner on the
surface of the cabinets, be sure to wipe it with a dry cloth to prevent
any permanent damage.
products like denatured alcohol should never be used to clean your
furniture. Solvents like denatured alcohol are often used during
furniture restoration when attempting to remove the finish of a cabinet.
Ammonia and Bleach
While ammonia and bleach are very useful for cleaning your kitchen floor, they are not recommended for cabinets.
detergents can damage or remove the finish on your cabinets. It is
important to use mild cleaning agents like those found in cabinet
Abrasive Cleaning Products
Cleaning products such as steel wool and scouring pads can cause damage to the finish on your cabinet.
When it comes to cleaning our kitchen cabinets, we have 4 distinct methods for different types of cabinets.
American Style Cabinets
Stained natural wood grain cabinets
your cabinets clean with regular dusting. Stained solid wood cabinets
are more susceptible to damage from a harsh cleaner. For a severe
stuck-on mess we recommend Magic brand cabinet cleaner. You can also
try to wash with vinegar and hot water or a very mild detergent, and
then rinse-&-dry quickly. Many years after your purchase you may
want to try a polish product if you wish to bring a shine back to your
old cabinets if necessary (not recommended for new cabinets). Touch-up
Kits are available for minor scratches; please contact your vendor for
Poly-Urethane painted cabinets
your cabinets clean with regular dusting. The painted coats on your
cabinets should make it harder for any serious stains or stuck-on messes
to damage your cabinets but you should still clean any spills right
away. *Our Antique White cabinets have detailed glazing lines added to
the doors to accentuate their detailed design. These lines are more
susceptible to damage from cleaning products.* Touch-up Kits are
available for minor scratches; please contact your vendor for details.
European Style Cabinets
Textured Melamine cabinets
your cabinets clean with regular dusting. If a serious spill causes a
thick stuck-on mess on your textured melamine cabinets, you may need to
wipe down your cabinets and doors more than one time to be sure that
there is no food or grease residue in the tiny textured grooves of the
panels. The textured Melamine is resistant to stains and discoloration,
but if need be, we recommend Magic brand cabinet cleaner. Textured
melamine finish is most susceptible to high heat and long hours of
direct sunlight (not recommended for outdoor use).
High Gloss Cabinets
your cabinets clean with regular dusting. A benefit of the High Gloss
cabinets is their resistance to stains and discoloration from food and
spills. However, it is still important to clean any messes right away.
High gloss lacquer is more susceptible to scratches than stains.