Areas to Pay Special Attention
Cabinets around the sink area require extra attention because of the proximity to water. Farm and apron sink cabinets are especially prone to water exposure. Be sure to dry promptly to prevent damage.
Extreme heat from the self-cleaning feature can result in damage to surrounding cabinetry. To minimize the risk of damage, remove cabinet doors and drawers closest to the oven before using the self-cleaning feature.
Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where heat and steam is directed onto cabinetry. Small appliances such as instant pots, coffee makers and crockpots create heat and steam and can cause permanent damage.
Trash pull-outs are one of the most used cabinets in a kitchen. Periodically wipe down the pull-out and check for chips or scratches on the cabinet finish.
During the cleaning process, dishwashers generate heat and steam that can be directed onto surrounding cabinetry. Be sure to dry promptly to prevent damage.
Cabinetry can be exposed to heat, humidity and cooking splatter around cooktops. To avoid staining or damage on surrounding cabinetry, promptly wipe clean and dry.