With proper care, your cabinetry should provide a lifetime of use and satisfaction. Routine cleaning, with the appropriate materials, will help prevent long-term damage to your cabinet door and finish.
Use a clean cloth dampened with a solution of mild dish soap and water to remove oil, grease, food residue or daily spills. Use a soft cloth to promptly “blot” dry.
One of the worst enemies to any cabinet is prolonged exposure to moisture. This is mostly seen around the sink from excess water caused by hand washing dishes or basic food preparation. Water can pool and flow off the countertops down into the base cabinet doors and drawers.
Avoid Excessive Moisture
- Clean Spills Promptly – Your cabinets finish is resistant to household foods and liquids, however, prolonged exposure to moisture will wear on the finish over the years.
- Inspect your drawers – If a spill occurs, it may have found it’s way into one or more cabinet drawers. If neglected, this moisture may damage or discolor your cabinet over time.
- Ventilation and appliance placement – When boiling water, steaming vegetables or making the daily pot of coffee, your cabinets are subject to humidity extremes. Proper use of ventilation hoods and open placement of appliances is highly suggested.
- Wet dish towels – Avoid using cabinet doors and drawers for hanging wet items to dry
Avoid abrasive or chemical cleaners
- Chemical Cleansers – Cleaning supplies might claim some great benefits. However, the fact is, mild soapy water has been proven the safest for your cabinetry.
- Abrasive cleaners – Abrasive cleaners have a gritty texture. Using these type of cleaners the fastest way to scuff or scratched your cabinets.
Drawer Guide Adjustment
- Remove the Drawer. Feel for the plastic triggers on the drawer box , this will allow you to remove the box from the guides.
- Adjust the Guide. Reach to the back of the cabinet and adjust the affected drawer guide back to the center of the plastic clip.
- Put the Drawer Back In. Place the drawer box back on the guides.