How to Clean

The finish on Choice Cabinet cabinetry is just like that of a high quality piece of furniture. Although it is designed to protect against normal, everyday home use, general upkeep and cleanliness are very important. With proper care, your cabinetry will last long and look good for generations to come.

Dusting

Dust your cabinets frequently with a soft, lint-free cloth. If need be, slightly dampen the cloth with water or a spray-type dust remover.

Spills

Clean spills and splatters immediately. Prolonged exposure to spills, including food, water or other liquids, or to oil and grease can cause permanent discoloration or damage your cabinet’s finish. To clean spills, use a clean, soft cloth dampened with mild soap. Dry immediately with another clean, soft cloth.

Cleaning

Use a clean, soft cloth dampened with mild soap to clean your cabinets.  Dry immediately with another clean, soft cloth.  There are also a number of wood cleaning products available for use on cabinetry.

Waxing and Polishing

Waxing your cabinets is not required or recommended.  Over time, the wax will build up on the surface of the cabinet.  This can cause a hazy, streaky, or yellowed appearance, as well as attract dust particles.  The wax can become very difficult to remove.  We recommend that you clean and polish your cabinets once or twice each year.  To polish your cabinets, use a light coat of quality furniture polish.

Glass Doors

If you have glass panels installed in your cabinet doors, you will want to clean them periodically.  To clean the glass, you can use any commercial glass cleaner.  Never apply glass cleaner directly to the glass.  Spray a small amount of cleaner onto a clean, soft cloth or paper towel, then wipe the glass.  Be careful not to damage the cabinet finish or parts while cleaning.

Hardware

You will want to periodically clean knobs, pulls, or handles installed on your cabinet doors/drawers.  To do so, use a clean, soft cloth dampened with mild soap.  Thoroughly dry all hardware joints, surfaces, and the surrounding area with another clean, soft cloth.

Products to Avoid

  • Harsh chemicals
  • Abrasive cleaning products
  • Solvent or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers, and paint thinners
  • Ammonia or cleaning products that may contain ammonia
  • Bleach or cleaning products that may contain bleach

How to Care

Self-Cleaning Appliances

Self-cleaning appliances use intense heat during the clean cycle.  During installation and with age, the integrity of the seal or gasket on the appliance can be compromised.  Because of this, Choice Cabinet recommends the removal of any cabinet doors and/or drawers located adjacent to or directly above the appliance during a cleaning cycle.

Heat-Producing Appliances

Mounting or placing heat-producing appliances beneath cabinets is not recommended.  The excess heat and moisture from appliances such as coffee makers and toaster ovens can damage your cabinets.

UV Effects

Ultraviolet light rays from natural sunlight can affect the appearance of your cabinets.  Depending on the natural characteristics of wood and the applied finish, the amount/direction of light exposure, and the portion of the cabinet that receives light, the appearance of your cabinet(s) may change over time.