We have received many requests over the years from our customers asking how they can keep their cabinets looking brand-spanking new. Now that we are well into the holiday season, here are some tips on keeping your new cabinets in tip top shape:
Simple Green: When our customers ask what is the best product for cleaning the cabinet frames, doors and drawers… two words “Simple Green”! We love this stuff, not only does it cut through grease and oil, but also it’s environmentally friendlier than most cleaning products out there (which is important around little ones). Plus, a single new bottle can be stretched by diluting it 10:1 water to Simple Green. Now, go get your green on!
Using the Hardware: You spent all that time picking out the perfect hardware for your cabinets, now we implore you to use them. We can’t count how many times we have caught people using sticky fingers (and even dripping cooking utensils…ick?) to close doors and drawers. We know the knobs/pulls are all shiny/new and you may not want to damage them, but that’s what they are there for…to be used! Repeated wear directly around the handles will lead to shiny spots, dings/dents and even create a depression in a single spot. Resist the temptation.
Spatters & Drips: We know cooking can be chaotic. We always remind our customers to try and clean up liquid spills sooner than later (especially once they start dripping down the drawer fronts). No crying over spilled milk, unless you let it sit…
Bottomline: All our cabinet pieces are treated with a baked on conversion varnish and are formulated to withstand everyday wear and tear. However, constant abuse will lead to accelerated signs of deterioration. We want you to enjoy your investment and following the above tips this holiday season will keep them looking like new.