Cabinetry includes kitchen cabinets, vanities, desks, bar cabinets and towel and linen closets. Your cabinets have been finished for lasting appearance and value. Cleaning of cabinet facings should be done with mild soap and water or special cleaners as recommended by the manufacturer. Avoid abrasive cleaners. For best results, select a commercial product intended for high quality cabinets when restoring or bringing back luster to original finish. Overtime, due to grease, dust and dirt accumulation, cabinets can appear dull or may have stains from moisture exposure. Most cabinet manufacturers will recommend sponging off the cabinet face with ammonia water or using a product such as "Panel Magic" to restore full luster.
Countertops of laminated plastic are finished to withstand normal wear, but not scratching or marring. Occasionally stains may occur that need to be removed. A foam-based commercial cleaner is recommended for porous finishes. Again, soap and warm water may be used for cleaning, but may need to be rinsed twice to avoid film build-up. Abrasive cleaners should never be used.
Placing hot pots and pans on laminated plastic surfaces will result in burn marks that cannot be removed short of replacement of the entire countertop. Only ceramic tile tops are generally capable of withstanding these temperatures without marring.
Laminated plastic tops obviously require caution to avoid scratching and chipping. Even if your laminated plastic top looks like butcher-block, it is subject to damage if used as a cutting surface without protection.