Cabinet Cleaning Tips
Make sure you understand what cleaning products are right for your cabinets before cleaning them.
Ready to clean? Don’t fill up that bucket with warm water just yet. Start your scrubbing process by consulting your installation or owners manual. Your cabinets’ manufacturer should have provided specific cleaning instructions for your product. It’s best to follow those.
As a rule, however, go soft. Harsh cleaners are unnecessary—and potentially damaging. A mild soap or detergent mixed with warm water is all you need. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, soaps containing dye, abrasive scouring pads, or the use of a sponge—it could contain the remnants of last week’s Clorox scrub down!
Moisture and cabinets are two terms that don’t belong in the same sentence. Because dampness can damage your cabinet’s wood and finish, wipe off any water or liquid drips immediately. When cleaning glass inserts, spray your glass cleaner directly on the cloth—it’s these types of flyaway drips that cause harm. In the same vein, be sure to dry your cabinets off after cleaning them.