Care & Cleaning
Maintain the beauty of your cabinets by following these simple care and cleaning steps.
Dusting: Use only a clean, soft, lint-free cotton cloth for dusting. We do not recommend packaged dusting sheets, pre-moistened dusting sheets, or any aerosol products for dusting.
Basic Cleaning: Most often, a damp — not wet — soft cloth is all you need to clean cabinets. If necessary, add a small amount of mild dishwashing liquid to warm water and use it to dampen the cloth. After cleaning with the soapy mixture, wipe all surfaces again with a clean, damp cloth to remove any soap residue. Dry immediately using another clean, soft cloth.
Cleaning Products to Avoid
- Do not use harsh detergents, strong soaps, or abrasive cleaning products, such as tub and sink cleansers or scouring powder. Never use ammonia or bleach or any cleaning products that contain ammonia or bleach.
- Do not use silicone-based cleaning, waxing, or polishing products.
- Never use solvent-based or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers, or paint thinners.
- Only use soft, clean cloths. Do not use scouring pads or steelwool as they will damage the finish. Do not use sponges or dishcloths: scratchy particles, food, oil residue, or harsh soaps can easily be trapped in the fibres and can damage your cabinets.
Cleaning Glass Doors: To clean glass doors on cabinets, spray ammonia-free glass cleaner on a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Do not spray directly on the glass; the glass cleaner can easily seep into or be splattered onto the framing and cause damage.
Splatters and spills: Always clean spills and splatters immediately. Oil, grease, food, water, and other liquids can cause permanent discolouration and damage to cabinet finish if left for prolonged periods.
Waxing and polishing: Waxing and polishing are not required or recommended. Compounds in these products build up on the surface and will cause a streaky or discoloured appearance over time. Wax build up is very difficult and damaging to remove.
Scratches and nicks: Mishaps happen. Talk to us about touch-up kits that are colour-matched for your cabinets. The kits contain a touch-up pen for minor scratches, as well as a tinted putty stick for deeper scratches and nicks. Instructions are included in each kit.
Avoid heat, moisture, and light damage
Do not drape damp clothes or dishtowels over cabinet doors. Moisture causes permanent damage to cabinet finish and can warp the doors.
- The heat an oven uses during the self-cleaning cycle is a significantly higher temperature than during normal oven use. To avoid heat damage, we recommend removing the cabinet doors and drawers nearest the oven when using the self-cleaning feature.
- Direct sunlight darkens natural wood and fades painted wood, laminated surfaces, and thermofoil surfaces. Consider draperies or blinds to protect your cabinets during the time of day they are exposed to direct sunlight.