Kitchen cabinet care requires planning and a bit of knowledge. After all, every cabinet has its own unique cleaning needs. Use these cabinet care instructions to keep your kitchen and bathroom areas looking brand new:
Consider the Material: The type of cabinet you install in your kitchen will have a huge impact on the cleaning required. Wood veneer cabinets, for example, can typically be cleaned on the surface with a soft oil-soap. In addition, regular waxes and seals help protect wood veneer from spills and stretches. Other cabinet types, such as metal options, require regular maintenance to prevent corrosion damage from rust.
Your choice in cabinet material will also impact the cabinet’s resistance to moisture—some materials like plywood offer natural protection from moisture problems. Make sure to learn everything you can about a material’s cleaning needs before choosing a new cabinet surface for your kitchen or bathroom.
Clean the Interior Too: Interior cabinet care is relatively simple compared to the specific needs of exterior materials. However, a clean interior is just as important. Consistent interior cabinet care ensures that your food and kitchen supplies stay free of dust and debris. Start every interior cleaning job by completely emptying the cabinets. This is also a good opportunity to throw away or recycle old ingredients and unused products.
You can then use a hand-held vacuum or a dust rag to clear trash from the shelves. Afterwards, wipe down your shelves and door interiors with a gentle cleaning solution or scrub with a sponge if hardened stains give you trouble. You can talk to your cabinet surface installer for more precise details on cleaning care too.
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