A little ignorance regarding the cleanliness of kitchen cabinets can be detrimental to their long term health. Accumulation of oil, soap and kitchen residue will deteriorate the looks and hygiene of cabinets to such an extent that it may become impossible to salvage them. Never let this happen to your beloved cabinetry. Take advantage of the easily available non-alkaline, non-abrasive cleaner available in the market, the safest bet is to use hand wash which are gentle and effective on cabinet surfaces. End up the cleaning routine with a little dab of elbow grease.
Chamois soaked in a little soap water can do wonders to the interiors of the cabinet, use a soft cloth but avoid used cloths which may have chemical parings attached to them! Be extra careful with the exteriors, more so with the glass surfaces and cabinet doors. Use a non-caustic cleaner on the glasses.
Caring for Wooden Cabinets
Olive oil is very apt at restoring the warm shine to wooden surfaces of cabinets, if you do not have olive oil, use commercially available wood oils. While polishing ensures that the cloth is lint free and does not have residual chemicals which are undoubtedly pernicious. Put in some effort while cleaning and polishing and try to repeat the routine at least twice every month.
It goes without saying that you will have to put the glassware out of harm’s way. While the interiors and exteriors are being taken care of, let the ceramics and hardware such as knobs, handles and hinges dip in a soap solution. Wipe these dry and apply some polish which can be easily found at a home development store.
Replace hardware which is past their glory. We are sure these simple maintenance steps will take care of your kitchen cabinets for a very long time to come.