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How to clean your hardwood kitchen cabinets

Posted by admin on December 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm. Filed under: General
Sparkling clean cabinet

Christmas is on the way and as such, we thought we’d give you a starting hand with cleaning your cabinets. By regularly doing this, customers can ensure that their solid wood kitchens are kept in their optimum condition. Please see below for some helpful guidelines:


Dusting your hardwood kitchen cabinets weekly removes any dirt or dust that has built up in recent days. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe over the surface – it’s as simple and quick as that.


Completely clean your cabinet – exteriors and interiors, including shelves – once a month using lukewarm water and washing up liquid. Refrain from using any other solutions as they will only damage the timber.

  • Remove the contents of the cabinet and wipe these over.
  • Whilst these are drying, clean the shelves, interior and exterior of the carcass. Take extra care with particularly soiled areas.
  • Immediately after cleaning, rinse through with clean water and wipe dry to prevent moisture damage in the timber.

Please note: cabinet doors should be cleaned regularly too. Use glass cleaner and a dry cloth for glazed portions of frontals or washing up liquid and water for timber elements. Painted cabinets require extra attention – if you clean them with too much pressure, colour can be dulled or chipped, which should be avoided (though this can easily be remedied with a quick lick of paint).

Correct maintenance of your solid oak cabinets is such a simple process and will pay off in the long run as they provide you with years of faithful service. And don’t forget, if you’d like to send us a picture of your efforts (we love seeing sparkling clean cabinets!), we’d be delighted to hear from you – we’re always looking for new pictures of wood kitchens to add to our soon-to-be launched ‘Case Studies’ page.


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