Spring is a great time to give your kitchen cabinets a good cleaning. If you’re going to be inside, you might as well make productive use of the time!
Whether it’s a Mother Hubbard’s Custom kitchen or not, it’s likely that the largest investment in your kitchen is the cabinetry. Premium quality cabinetry is typically made with all wood construction. The door fronts are often solid hardwoods and the boxes made of high-quality plywood.
The MH Custom line of cabinetry features hand-wiped stains protected with a conversion varnish finish that will provide years of protection when properly cared for. So how should you protect and clean your cabinetry?
First, regularly use a microfiber cloth to dust and remove surface dirt.
If any spills or splatters hit the cabinetry, we recommend a prompt cleaning with a clean, soft cotton cloth using a blotting, rather than a wiping, action. Blotting ensures that you won’t inadvertently put micro-scratches on the finish.
To clean off grease or dried food, use a soft cotton or microfiber cloth dampened with a mild dish soap solution. Don’t use a dripping wet cloth, but rather just dampened. Let the diluted soap solution do the heavy work of releasing the grease and dirt. Follow up with a dry cloth, once the dampened cloth and solution has done its work.
There are some cleaning products you want to avoid when cleaning your cabinetry and hard kitchen surfaces.
First, avoid using the following: bleach, ammonia, cleaners with abrasive additives, mineral oil, citrus products, powdered cleaners, or scouring pads. Never allow the oven cleaner to come in contact with any of your finished cabinetry.
We recommend a non-silicone based polish which can be applied as needed with a soft, clean cloth. Avoid the use of products formulated with waxes, petroleum solvents and of course, silicone.