AVOID EXCESSIVE MOISTURE & HEAT
- Avoid draping wet or damp dish towels over doors of the base cabinets.
- It is important to wipe up spills and water marks as the occur.
- Give special attention to areas around the sink and dishwasher.
- Do not attach towel racks to the interior of cabinet doors.
- Use trays under potted plants to catch excess water.
- Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where the heat or steam is directed onto cabinet surfaces.
- Always protect wood surfaces by using hot pads under hot items.
- Never use scouring pads, steel wool, wire brushes or powdered cleaners.
- Do not allow oven cleaners to make contact with an part of the cabinets.
- Avoid sliding objects across the cabinet surfaces.
- Be careful with knives and other sharp objects that can damage the cabinet surfaces.
- Don’t use corrosives cleaners on the cabinets. Strong cleaners and detergents may penetrate the surface, allowing food and moisture to enter and cause further deterioration of the finish. Never leave a cloth moistened with cleaners on a cabinet surface for any length for any prolong length of time.
CARE AND CLEANING OF GLASS DOOR INSERTS
- Use a household glass cleaner with a soft, clean cloth.
- Apply the glass cleaners directly to a cloth rather than the glass or mirror.
- Avoid excess glass cleaners running into cabinet joints.
- J&K glass inserts may be gently buffed with 0000 steel wood, it will not scratch the glass.
- Avoid steel buffing of joints on gold, copper, or white-clad mullions, as this will remove the coating.
- White mullions can be protected by coating with carnauba wax.
- Cloths used to clean camed glass inserts should be laundered separately.
CARE AND CLEANING OF MIRRORS
- Cleaner should always be applied to a cloth, not directly to the mirror, and should not be allowed to run or drip into the base trim.
- Do not use abrasives.
- Avoid cleaners that contain sodium hydrochloride, phosphoric acid or sulfur.
- Use mild soap and warm water to clean door/drawer knobs or pulls.
- Thoroughly dry all hardware joints and surfaces and the surrounding area with a clean cloth.
- Lubrication of hinges is not necessary, however, hinges can be cleaned or dusted using cotton-tipped swabs.
- Many brass and silver polishes contains harsh chemicals that can damage the hardware’s surface. Check the labels and instructions on it before use.
- Always keep cabinet surfaces dry.
- As with all wood products, avoid excessive moisture. J&K cabinets are designed for indoor use and are not intended for outdoor applications.
- Over time, moisture left on the cabinets can cause permanent water damage to the finish.
- Quick temperature changes and excessive moisture can harmful to the cabinet finish and overall cabinet stability.
- Always use a clean and grease free cloth to clean the cabinetry.
- Never use concentrated ammonia or other corrosive solutions on the cabinets.
INITIAL CLEANING AFTER INSTALLATION
- Once your cabinets have been installed, use a soft, lint-free cotton to wipe all exterior and interior surfaces to remove dust.
- Complete a small area at a time and use an another dry and clean cloth wipe it dry.
- Never use a dirty or greasy cloth to clean the cabinetry.
- Avoid using a dish cloth or sponge.
- Use a soft, lint-free cotton cloth dampened with a mild detergent or soap, and warm water.For best results, use a “blotting” action rather a wiping motion when cleaning.
- Use mild soap with warm water.
- Dry wet and damped surfaces immediately with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth.
- Harsh detergent residues may harm finishes.
- Avoid ammonia-based cleaners and soaps with dye.
- Food spills and grease will come off more easily if they are removed promptly.
- Wipe up spills and water spots immediately with a lint-free cotton cloth so moisture is not absorbed into the cabinetry.
- Check the areas around the sink and dishwasher to make sure that water and detergents do not dry on the cabinet surface.
- Do not leave printed materials( newspapers, magazines, etc,) on the cabinet surface. The printing ink can bleed into the cabinets finish.