Your kitchen cabinets make a statement in your kitchen with their coloring, material, and height. Taking care of your kitchen cabinets, whether new or old is an important task for you to keep them in good condition and damage-free for many years. Here are some tips to help you master this maintenance and cleaning.
Protect the Interior
The interior of your kitchen cabinets will receive a lot of abuse and wear from the edges and bottoms of dishes and other items you place into their space. For this reason, you should line your cabinets' interiors with a roll of cabinetry lining material to prevent abuse to the bottoms of your cabinets.
Over time, the wood on the bottom of your cabinets can become worn and scraped off to leave particles of wood in your cabinets and drawers, which mars the interior finish on the shelves. You can find cabinetry liners at most home improvement stores, which provide cushioning for your dishes and give them a bit of grip to keep them sitting stable in the cabinets. And the cabinet liners come in a variety of colors to match or contrast your kitchen decor.
Keep the Outside Residue-Free
The exterior of your cabinets and drawers can become food and grease splattered from the daily food preparation that will take place very near their vicinity. It is common for liquids and foods to spill onto your wood cabinets. But because your cabinets and drawers are sealed with a protective finish, you can keep them clean without the wood becoming damaged.
Immediately clean up any spills that occur as soon as you see them, which will help the clean-up process be easier. Use a damp washcloth to wipe the residue from the cabinets and clean them. If you discover any old spills that have dried on, use a damp washcloth with some dish detergent and wipe it from the cabinet surface.
Around your stove, it may be common for grease residue to accumulate and build-up without you being aware of it. Despite your best efforts to diligently wipe surrounding cabinet surfaces immediately after cooking greasy foods, these residues can still accumulate. Use a damp dishcloth and a solution containing trisodium phosphate (TSP) to lift up thick layers of grease and oils. Be sure you wear protective gloves while using TSP and eye protection, as the chemicals in the cleaner can harm your skin and eyes.
Clean any glass within the front of your cabinets by spraying a non-ammonia cleaner onto a cloth, then wipe the glass clean. This prevents over-spraying the cleaner onto the wood, which can damage it. For more information on finding wholesale kitchen cabinets, contact your local supplier today.