· As a general rule, keep all cabinet surfaces dry at all times.
· Cabinet surfaces shall be dried immediately with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth.
· Avoid using a dishcloth or sponge. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners and soaps with dye. Harsh detergent residues may harm cabinet finishes.
· As with all wood products, quick temperature changes, and excessive moisture can be harmful to the cabinet finish and overall cabinet stability.
· To remove dust after installation and for initial cleaning, use a soft, lint-free cotton cloth to wipe down all exterior and interior surfaces.
· For regular basic cleaning, use a soft, lint-free cotton cloth dampened with a mild detergent or soap and warm water. For best results, use a blotting action rather than a wiping motion, when cleaning.
· Wipe up food spills and water spots immediately with a lint-free cotton cloth, so moisture is not absorbed into the cabinet surfaces.
Cleaning of Glass Door Inserts:
· Use a household glass cleaner with a soft, clean cloth.
· Apply the glass cleaner directly to the cleaning cloth rather than on the glass or mirror.
· Avoid excess glass cleaner running into the cabinet joints.
· Ammonia should never be used in full strength.
Basic Care & Things to Avoid:
· When in doubt of a cleaner's suitability, DO NOT USE.
· Never use scouring pads, steel wool, wire brushes, or powdered cleansers.
· Never leave a cloth moistened with cleaner on any cabinet surface for any length of time.
· Check the areas around the sink and dishwasher to make sure that water and detergents do not dry on the cabinet surfaces.
· Avoid draping wet or damp dish towels over the doors of the base cabinets.
· Do not attach towel racks to the interior of cabinet doors.
· Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where the heat or steam is directed onto cabinet surfaces.
· Do not leave printed materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) on the cabinet surfaces, as the printing can bleed into the cabinet finish.