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How to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets

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It's not always easy knowing how to clean white kitchen cabinets. They can get coated with grease, food, dirt and other substances throughout the day. Their hue showcases everything, making it even more important to maintain a cleaning schedule so they will look their best and maintain their integrity. At Wholesale Cabinet Supply, we want to help you keep those cabinets pristine.

Open the Windows

Whatever you plan to use to clean your basic white cabinets or polar white cabinets, open the windows before you get started. This applies to whether you're using all-natural products or harsher chemicals. Fumes can quickly build up, producing an overwhelming or unpleasant smell and irritating your airway.

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Use the Correct Cleaners

Make sure you use the correct type of cleaner for your specific cabinets. Even if you plan on going a natural route, it doesn't mean the same product is ideal for every cabinet type. Do your research and see which options are best to use on yours.

Do a Test Spot

Don't use any cleaner, even a natural option, until you do a test spot in an inconspicuous area. Otherwise, you might only find out you've damaged the cabinets after you complete the cleaning and allow them to dry. Then, you have to figure out how to reverse some of the harm.

Clean the Hardware

Don't forget to clean the hardware. Between dirty hands and grease splatters, it's beneficial that they get wiped down when you do the rest of the cabinets. This applies even if no one has touched the knobs and handles since the last cleaning. Dust and grime can build up even if no one is touching those surfaces.

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Clean Out the Insides

Dust, crumbs, grease and various other substances can build up inside the cabinets. Be sure to clean the insides before doing the outsides. Regular cleaning can prevent bugs from invading your space. For easier clean-up, place a tray under the shelves to catch any crumbs. Another option is to use a small vacuum.

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Use Separate Cleaning and Drying Cloths

Don't use the same cloth for cleaning and drying. The cleaning cloth should only be for brushing out debris from the inside of your Stonecreek cabinets and using solutions to clean them. Use the other cloth strictly for drying the cabinets.

Use a Toothbrush and a Toothpick

A toothpick and a soft toothbrush can be two great tools for getting into hard-to-reach spots that need cleaning, especially in the interior corners. You can also use them in any grooves and in the hinges where a cloth will have difficulty getting into.

Don’t Fiercely Scrub

Some think that hard scrubbing is the easiest and fastest way to clean white cabinets, but that's more like the simplest way to damage them. This is especially the case if you're using something like the scrubber side of a sponge. Use only a soft cloth to keep your cabinets from Wholesale Cabinet Supply looking new. Some patience and strategic cleaning can go a long way.

Inspect After Cleaning

White cabinets can show a lot. It will be evident if you miss a spot as it stands out against the clean areas. Even when you think you're done cleaning, don't assume you are. Take a step back when everything is dry and evaluate if you missed anything.

Wipe Down With a Damp Cloth

When you're done using the cleaner, wipe everything down with a separate clean, damp, soft cloth. This helps remove any excess cleaner left behind and ensures your cabinets have a streamlined look.

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Sparkling White Cabinets

Follow these guidelines and establish a cleaning schedule so your cabinets stay sparkling white. Make a habit of regularly wiping down the cabinets and doing occasional deep cleaning (including cleaning your Stonecreeck SPC click flooring). This will keep you from having to scrub and risk damaging the finish. With these tips, you'll be sure to keep your white cabinets looking like new.

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