Cleaning Wood Cabinets in the Kitchen: Tips from Kitchen Designers in Sydney

Natural wood cabinets have a wonderful and welcoming appeal to them. This is why many kitchen owners often request kitchen designers in Sydney to incorporate such material in their renovations. One misconception though regarding using wood for this purpose is that they’re hard to clean. This isn’t true at all. Wood cabinets aren’t actually any more difficult to wash than other materials. Most wood finishes can be cleaned in the same manner, without the need for expensive specialty products.


Possibly the easiest way to clean your wooden cabinets is through regular dusting. Yes, even vertical surfaces like your cabinet doors will accumulate dust over time. This is especially true in a moisture rich environment like a kitchen, as moisture tends to attract more dust. Thus, make dusting a regular part of your cleaning routine. You can use a lint-free cloth or a duster for this job.


Dust isn’t the only thing that collects on your wooden cabinet’s surfaces. For instance, if you fry a lot, then you can expect oil and grease particles to fly around and land on your cabinet’s surfaces. Over time, these will start to collect dirt and dust and leave unsightly and sticky residues. At worst, these will damage the finish on your wooden cabinet. This will then make your wooden cabinet susceptible to more damage from moisture down the road.

These dirt and grime buildup can be handled simply with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Also, you can buy and use special wood cleaning solutions from the kitchen store and supplies if you want to.

To wash with soap and water, use a clean, soft cloth and a mild detergent. Dampen the cloth with the cleaning solution then wipe down all surfaces. Pay particular attention to handles, hinges, and any surface ridges that form design details. After that, rinse the surfaces and accessories promptly with a soft cloth and clear, warm water. Finally, wipe up the remaining moisture with another dry, soft cloth.

Also, remember to avoid using anything that will scratch or dull the surface of your cupboard and cabinet finishes. This includes strong detergents, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, and harsh dirt-cutting chemicals.

Keeping your wooden cabinets clean and looking great isn’t rocket science. However, it will require diligence and a little bit of effort. Still, all the hard work you put into cleaning your wooden cabinets is sure to pay off down the road.

If you are looking for kitchen designers in Sydney, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up at 02 9484 3464. You can also leave a message in our contact page. If you have time, feel free to drop by our showroom located at 18 Ramsay Rd. Pennant Hills, NSW.

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