Everyday Cabinet Care
Liquid spills should be cleaned up as they occur. Areas around your sink and dishwasher may need to be cleaned more often. Never hang a wet dish cloth or dish towel over your wood cabinet door. Eventually the moisture can cause permanent damage to your door.
Cabinet Interiors may be cleaned with warm water and a very small amount of mild dish detergent solution. We recommend that you dry with a soft cloth immediately after washing. Due to the nature of melamine, excessive water left behind may seep into seams and damage this material.
Self-cleaning appliances create a great deal of heat during the cleaning process. Since there is a chance that some of this heat may escape through seals or gaskets, we recommend you either pull your oven out approximately eight inches, or remove doors and drawers that are directly beside the appliance while the self-cleaning feature is in use.
Cleaning the Hardware on Your Cabinets: Wash your hardware with a solution of warm water and a small amount of mild dish detergent. Dry your hardware and areas around the cleaned area immediately after. Hinges can be cleaned with a dry cloth or cotton-tipped swab. Brass and silver cleaners are not recommended for cleaning your handles. Some of these solutions may contain harsh chemicals that can damage the finish on your handles. Most of our handles are coated with a lacquer that will prevent them from tarnishing.
These cabinets can be cleaned with a solution of warm water and a small amount of mild dish detergent. Simply wipe clean with a cloth dampened in the water/detergent solution and dry immediately with a soft cloth to avoid streaking. Melamine can be damaged by excessive water that may seep into seams, so please ensure your cabinets are wiped with a dry cloth after washing. Please avoid using products containing ammonia, silicone or bleach.
These cabinets can be cleaned with a solution of warm water and a small amount of mild dish detergent. Simply wipe clean with a cloth dampened in the water/detergent solution and dry immediately with a soft cloth to avoid streaking. You should avoid cleaning with products containing bleach, ammonia or silicone. Caution—repeated use of harsh chemicals may damage your lacquer finish.
As with all wood products, avoid excessive moisture on your wood cabinets. Simply wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Wipe dry immediately with a dry, soft cloth. We recommend that you use a 100% cotton cloth. This process may be done as often as needed. It is recommended that you complete a small area at a time so that any moisture from the damp cloth will not sit on wood for an extended period. For best results, wipe in the direction of the wood grain, rather than in a circular motion.
Please avoid using products containing ammonia, bleach, wax, or silicone. The use of these products may damage the finish on your wood cabinets.
Wood has a tendency to expand during humid seasons (spring & summer) and contract during dry, cold seasons (fall & winter). Ideal humidity levels are 40-50%, which should be maintained throughout the year.