If you were to ask the average homeowner how often they clean their kitchen cabinets, the answer would probably be “not that often”. When it comes to caring for the features of our kitchens, cabinets tend to rank lower on the list. Cabinets are easy to ignore. They do not have all of the parts of kitchen appliances, or the care instruction that can come with countertops, and they usually do not see as much wear and tear as the kitchen floor. However, cabinets do need to be cared for from time to time, and Fayetteville Granite has some ideas to share on how to do it.
- Just like with the floor or countertops in a kitchen, when something is spilled inside a cabinet or splattered on the outside of a cabinet, clean it up immediately. Do not allow food or drink to become stuck on the cabinets.
- Make periodic cleaning of the outside of the cabinets a habit. Truth be told, grime can, and does, accumulate on the exterior of cabinets after an extended time. Every few months, lightly clean them using the proper instructions for cleaning them according to the material they are made of.
- Do not abandon the interior of the cabinets. Many homeowners will line their shelves with some type of shelf paper material to prevent food spillage from damaging the surface. That is a great idea, but even if you do, it is a good idea at least once a year to clean out the cabinets. Get rid of old food or contents that you no longer need, and wipe the shelves down.
Like most all kitchen features, the longevity of your kitchen cabinets depends on the amount of care you take. If you keep them clean by wiping the exterior of the cabinets so that food and dust do not collect on them, and if you organize and clean the interior periodically, your kitchen cabinets should last a long time. If you are looking for new cabinets for your home, Fayetteville Granite wants to help! Give us a call at our Fayetteville, North Carolina location today at (910) 483-0468.