Wood Cabinet Surfaces
As with all wood products, avoid excessive
moisture. JK&C cabinetry is designed for use inside the home or other
buildings and is not intended for outdoor applications. Once your cabinets have
been installed, wipe down all exteriors with a damp cloth to remove dust.
Complete a small area at a time and wipe dry.
Never use abrasive
cleaners, scouring pads or powdered cleansers. Do not allow oven cleaner to
touch any part of the cabinet.
NOTE: Do not use a dish cloth to wipe
your cabinet exterior, since it may contain remnants of grease or detergents.
It is important to wipe up spills and water
marks as they occur. Give special attention to areas around the sink and
dishwasher. Avoid draping damp or wet dish towels over the door of the sink base
cabinet. Over time, this moisture can cause permanent water damage to the door.
A convenient, out-of-the-way sliding towel rack can be purchased from your local
Home Improvement Stores.
Care and Cleaning of Hardware
Periodically, 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, soft cloth. Buff hardware with a clean, dry cloth. Lubrication of
hinges is not necessary; however, hinges can be cleaned or dusted using
CAUTION: Many brass and silver polishes
contain harsh chemicals that can damage the hardware's surface. These polishes
and cleaners are NOT recommended.
Care and Cleaning of Glass
If your kitchen contains cabinetry accented with glass
doors, a few precautions are necessary. Apply glass cleaner to a towel, not
directly to the glass. Avoid cleaner contact with lead, white-, gold- or
Camed glass inserts may be gently buffed with 0000
steel wool, as this will not scratch glass. Avoid steel wool 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, available at local
hardware or automotive stores.
CAUTION: Cloths used to clean camed glass
inserts should be laundered separately. Do not mix with clothing.
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. Avoid cleaners that contain sodium hydrochloride, phosphoric
acid or sulfur (found in products to prevent mildew and fungus). Hair spray and
other hair care products often contain chemicals that are caustic to silver and
may cause damage to the mirror back. Do not use abrasives.
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