Keeping your kitchen clean usually consists of routine mopping and wiping down counter
surfaces; but what about your cabinets? Just like every other surface in your kitchen, your
cabinets gather dust and grime from daily usage. By not properly cleaning them, you risk
compromising the finish of your cabinets, plus exposing your family and yourself to harmful
germs and bacteria.

In order to keep your kitchen cabinets looking clean and new, here are 5 tips to try in your home

Use Dish Soap on the Exterior

Often times the cabinets near cooking stations can become greasy. The oily buildup can be
especially difficult to clean, and a typical multi purpose cleaning solution just isn’t strong enough
to remove it all. Instead, make a cleaning solution of your own by adding a few drops of liquid
dish soap to plain water. Wet a clean, microfiber cloth with the solution, and gently scrub your
cabinets down. Once you’re finished, dry them off with a fresh microfiber towel, and enjoy your
sparkly-clean cabinets!
Wipe Down Regularly

Every week or so, it’s a good idea to wipe down your cabinets to avoid any particle buildup. Use
warm water and a sponge or soft cloth to gently clean the surface of your cabinets. By doing so,
you’ll prevent the need for harsh scrubbing down the road.

Choose Your Products Wisely

Not all products are made equally. This is especially true when selecting the right products for
your cabinet’s materials. Painted cabinets, wood cabinets, and metal cabinets all require
different care and maintenance. Before you use any cleaning material on your kitchen, make
sure that the solution is compatible with your cabinet materials.

Avoid Excessive Moisture

It’s impossible to keep water out of your kitchen entirely, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep
moisture levels under control! Make sure to put your cooktop vents on whenever needed, and to
wipe up any spills as soon as possible. Standing water can lead to cabinet warping or paint
damage, so make sure to double check that your kitchen isn’t home to any leaking pipes.
Don’t Forget the Interiors
Keeping the inside of your cabinets is just as important as the outside. Spilled food, crumbs, or
leaky cans can all cause huge damage to your cabinets. Try to take the time at least once a
year to go through your cabinets and reorganize your belongings, looking for any issues or
leaks. It also helps to use cabinet shelf liners to protect against damage and make cleanup even

Our team of experienced contractors at Handcraft Inc. have been expertly installing millwork
and custom cabinets in homes near Seattle, Washington for over 30 years. No matter the style,
our team will work alongside you to bring all of your kitchen dreams to life. Each cabinet design
is custom-made for our clients’ homes from local cabinet makers here in the Pacific Northwest.
Once the cabinets are complete, our team will take great care in installing your kitchen cabinets
to perfection. To schedule a free consultation, get in touch with one of our skilled craftsmen by
filling out our online form, or by calling us at 425-864-0139. We look forward to working with