Wood Grain Kitchen Cabinets with Stainless Steel Appliances from Mid Continent Cabinetry

Cleaning Tips: Wood Finishes

Dusting

Dust cabinets with a soft lint-free cloth.

Spills

Clean spills immediately. Use a clean damp soft cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

Cleaning

Simply wipe the surface of your cabinets with a clean damp cloth,then dry. To remove general soils or grease use suds from a common dish washing liquid and a damp cloth to wipe clean. Dry thoroughly. Excess moisture can damage any cabinet finish: areas near the sink, range, dishwasher, oven and baseboards are the most susceptible. Keep these surfaces dry.

** Don't: Use cleaners that contain bleach, ammonia or state on the label they have any type of abrasive, nor use soap pads or steel wool. These items will cause damage to your cabinets.

Polishing

Mid Continent/Norcraft uses a quality top coat finish on all its wood cabinetry. Waxing your cabinets is not necessary. If polishing is preferred, use only a fine furniture polish. Wipe off excess to avoid build-up.

**Don't: Use a paste wax or polish that contain silicone: the wax build up is difficult to remove and will leave a residue that attracts dust.

 

Cleaning Tips: Laminate

Wipe the surface of your laminate cabinets with a clean, damp soft cloth. Tough stains may be cleaned using a soft cloth dampened with a "Formula 409®" or "Simple Green®" type cleaner. Clean spills immediately. Use a clean damp cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

** Don't: Use cleaners that contain bleach, ammonia or state on the label they have any type of abrasive, nor use soap pads or steel wool. These items will cause damage to your cabinets.

 

Cleaning Tips: Glass and Grille Doors

Commercial, ammonia free, glass cleaners can be used to clean the glass. The glass can be cleaned while mounted on the door or it can be removed for better access.

When cleaning mounted glass, be careful not to damage the finish of the door and cabinet parts. We suggest you do not spray the glass cleaner directly onto the glass as it may seep into areas behind the mullions and could discolor the wood. Instead, spray a small amount of cleaner onto a lint free cloth or paper towel, then wipe the glass.

 

Preventative Care

Self Cleaning Ovens

Self cleaning ovens are cleaned through the use of intense heat. If the ovens heat gasket does not seal properly heat may escape from the oven. Cabinets installed near a self-cleaning oven can suffer finish or surface damage. We recommend to minimize the risk of damage during the cleaning cycles you remove the doors and drawers from cabinets that are above and adjacent to a self cleaning oven.

Heat Producing Appliances

We recommend that you do not mount heat-producing appliances such as coffee makers and toaster ovens beneath cabinets. Excess heat and moisture from these appliances can damage cabinets.

 

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