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Cabinet Care & Cleaning

Wood Exteriors
Color and grain variations are natural characteristics in authentic wood surfaces. Since no two trees are exactly alike, these variations are evident in every piece of real wood. Natural variations are blended somewhat by the application of toners and stains. These finish applications are not designed to eliminate, but to enhance the charm and unique characteristics of the natural wood. The following care suggestions will ensure the longest possible service and beauty of the high-quality finish applied by Haas to your cabinets.

After Installation
Use clean, soft cloths only when cleaning your cabinets. Clean all surfaces with a damp cloth, drying immediately with a dry cloth. If you choose to apply wax to the cabinets, pick a wax that contains no cleaner. Apply the wax as instructed in the "Furniture Treatment" section below.

Cleaning
Wipe the cabinet surfaces with a clean, damp cloth and then dry with a clean cloth. Mild soap and water applied with a clean cloth can be used to remove oil, grease or other material from the surface. All soap residues should be rinsed from the surface using a clean, damp cloth.

Scratches and Nicks
These can be eliminated or hidden by using a touch-up color marker on shallow scratches, or by using a matching wood-tone putty stick on deeper scratches or nicks. These areas can then be blended with surrounding areas using a light coat of wax. Touch-up markers and putty sticks are available from your local Haas dealer or the Haas Customer Service Department.

Furniture Treatment
To maintain the beauty of your cabinets, care for them as you would any piece of fine furniture. The state-of-the-art, ultraviolet-cured Haas finish does not require wax. However, if you do choose to wax your cabinets, apply the wax to a soft, clean cloth then use this cloth to wipe the surface of the cabinets.

Thermofoil and Laminate Surfaces
Thermofoil doors and cabinets with laminate surfaces are manufactured using materials that are designed for easy care. Years of service and beauty can be maintained by following these easy suggestions:

Light Cleaning
Clean all spills immediately using a soft cloth dampened with clean water, then dry immediately.

Heavier Cleaning
Oils, grease and other soils that do not respond to water can be removed with a solution of mild soap and water. The surface should be rinsed immediately with a clean, damp cloth and dried thoroughly.

Things to Avoid
Do not wipe your cabinets with a dishcloth. A dishcloth can contain soap, grease and other soil that can be detrimental to the finished surface. Do not use detergents, strong soap, abrasive cleaners or self-polishing waxes which can also be harmful to the finish. Keep the finished surfaces dry. Dampness next to dishwashers, sinks and toe kick areas can cause finish damage and later damage to the underlying wood if not dried as it occurs. Do not use wax on thermofoil or laminate cabinets.

Interior Surfaces
The standard interior on Haas cabinets is a non-absorbent vinyl surface that resists scuffing, marring and repels most household spills. Cabinets with finished wood interiors are protected by an ultraviolet-cured finish that is extremely durable. To clean either of these surfaces, simply wipe with a damp cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

Countertop Care & Cleaning

We hope you are happy and excited with your new countertop. To help protect the life long integrity of your countertop, here are few suggestions on how to properly care and maintain your purchase. If you would like more detailed description on your countertop, please refer to the brand’s website. This information is meant to provide a general overview of some recommended daily cleaning techniques.

Laminate – Wilsonart
To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner and baking soda; mixing to achieve a paste consistency. Use a stiff nylon bristle brush, scrubbing (approx. 15-20 strokes) the affected area. Do not scrub so as to mar (damage, scratch) the surface finish. Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Use a cotton ball saturated with bleach or nail polish remover (acetone), gently rub the stain for up to two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry using a soft cloth. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the color of the laminate has not been affected. WARNING: Prolonged exposure of the laminate surface to bleach will cause discoloration. Always rinse laminate surfaces after cleaning! Failure to rinse after cleaning can cause damage; even if a small amount of cleaning solution remains on the surface. A dry residue may be invisible; however, moisture from cups or drinks can reactivate it, and result in permanently etched scars or stains over time. Recommended Household Cleaners: Clorox® Formula 409® Dawn® Windex Pledge® Mr. Clean®. Wilsonart.com

Solid Surface – Staron
The beauty of solid surface is the ability to renew it back to the original finish. However, it is a product that does require daily maintenance to keep it looking like new. We recommend using soapy water, ammonia based cleaners or solid surface cleaners to remove dirt and residue. To help keep your new tops looking new it is always best to thoroughly rinse and completely dry your countertops. This will help remove any streaks or watermarks. It is important to know that darker colors require more cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors if not maintained properly will tend to show fine scratches more than lighter colors. Staron.com

Quartz Surface – Silestone
Your new quartz countertops combine superb durability with the look and feel of natural stone. For daily cleaning we recommend the use of a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser. Even though quartz surfaces are non-porous and stain resistant, it is best to wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible. For those stubborn or dried spills, try using a nonabrasive cleaning pad (the least abrasive pad is best – white when using a 3M Scotch-Brite scrub pad) coupled with Formula 409 glass and surface cleaner or comparable cleaning product. Please avoid using any cleanser that contains bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products. To help keep your new tops looking new it is always best to thoroughly rinse and completely dry your countertops. This will help remove any streaks or water marks. Sileston.com

Granite Surface – Sensa
Unlike most granite, Sensa Granite does not require yearly sealing for up to 15 years. To clean, simply use soapy water or a gentle household cleaner and wipe the surface dry. Protect countertop surfaces from direct heat sources with coasters or placemats. Do not use polishes or waxes. SensaGranite.com

Sink Care & Cleaning

Granite Sinks

Everyday cleaning: Wash your sink using warm water, a soft cloth or non-abrasive woven nylon pad, and a non-abrasive liquid cleaner or detergent. This can be done as often as the sink is used.

Metallic Abrasions or Heavy Stains: Wipe the sink using a soft cloth or non-abrasive woven nylon pad and a liquid scouring product. Apply the liquid scouring product sparingly and rub lightly. Repeat as necessary until sink is clean.

Hard Water, Calcium and Lime Deposits: Wipe with a non-abrasive woven nylon pad and white vinegar. Rinse after 20 minutes.

***Do Not Use: Abrasive cleaners, abrasive scrub pads, or alkali cleaners such as ammonia.

Swanstone Sinks

CAUTION: Do not use SOS, Brillo or other similar metal scouring pads!

Hard To Remove Food and Beverage Residue, Use Ajax, Comet, Soft Scrub, Bon Ami, Barkeeper's Friend and similar abrasive cleaners are safe and effective for use with a Scotch-Brite or other similar nylon scratch pad/sponge, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Food based stains can be removed by using a 50/50 bleach and water solution soaking for 15 min. For rust or other mineral based stains, products such as Rust-Out or Whink are acceptable as well.

To remove discoloration, restore the luster and provide a seal between the sink and outside elements to help make cleaning easier and allow you to go longer between scrubbing, Weiman's Granite Polish is recommended.

Revere Stainless Steel Sinks

Unlike many glossy kitchen sinks, Revere stainless steel sinks get better with time.  Cleaning with mild abrasive cleaners is recommended.

Day to day cleaning, We recommend cleaning with a mild dish washing detergent and a soft sponge or fiber brush.  Rinse with clear water and wipe dry.   However, don't be afraid to use mild abrasive cleansers for tough stains.

Tough stains, We recommend a mild abrasive household cleanser. Mix a dry powder cleanser with water to form a paste. Scour with a damp rag or sponge. Follow or rub with the grain lines of the sink. Rinse completely then dry with a towel.

Recommended cleansers, Most liquid detergents and general cleansers are effective. We have found Comet, Soft Scrub, Mr. Clean and Flitz to work well for every day clean up. Use cleansers like Bar Keepers Friend and Zud for tough jobs.

How chlorides affect your revere stainless steel sink, Chlorides are found in most soaps, detergents, bleaches and cleansers. Chlorides can be aggressive to stainless steel. Therefore it is critical to thoroughly rinse your Revere stainless steel sink after using a cleaning agent that contains chlorides.

Knives and scratches, While your sink will perform many functions it is not designed to be a cutting board. In addition to dulling your knives, you may scratch your sink. Like most metallic surfaces, stainless steel will scratch. Light scratches can be blended away so they are not as noticeable by cleaning with a mild abrasive cleanser following your sink’s grain lines.

 

 


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