Cabinet Care and Maintenance
Our cabinetry is designed and crafted to stand up to rigorous daily use. No special or unique care is required. Simple
precautions and practices will keep your cabinets looking great for many years to come.
BASIC CARE TIPS:
Care and maintenance is easy. After installation, approximately every few years thereafter, you should clean your cabinets with a mild, non-abrasive soap and water solution applied with a damp (not wet) soft cloth. Be sure to dry thouroughly after wiping down with a damp cloth with a soft and dry lint free towel. This should only be done if it is absolutely necessary. Of course, wipe up any spills as they occur and take care to wipe up and any water around those areas of the kitchen susceptible to moisture (sink, oven, range, dishwasher, etc.) as it collects.
Like fine furniture, wood cabinets should be dusted and or polished periodically with a very soft non-abrasive lint free cloth. Using polish should be done sparingly, if at all, because polishes will build up over time and may affect the beauty of your finish. If you do polish your cabinets, be sure to use a high quality cream or oil furniture polish that does not contain wax or silicone.
Even the best cabinetry finishes are not designed for repeated exposure to soap and water and periodic dusting is always the better alternative.
Do not hang damp towels over doors or from handles or knobs.
Cabinets should be dried off with a soft cloth after cleaning.
Avoid using a dishcloth or sponge - it could contain remnants of grease or detergents.
Wipe up food or water spills as they occur.
To help remove grease buildup, a vinegar/water solution is recommended. This solution will not leave a residue.
Abrasive cleaners, such as ajax, comet, soft scrub etc., should not be used.
Do not use products with bleach or ammonia.
Pledge or other wax products are not recommended as they may yellow over time.
"Treat your custom cabinets as you would treat the finest wood furniture in your home and they will give you a life time of pleasure."
Note: The cabinetry you have selected has its own personality and character, as well as a richness and depth in its color and grain. You will be more likely to notice the variations in the grain and color of your cabinetry if you have selected a natural or light finish. If you chose a darker finish choice, those variations will probably be less apparent.