How to clean kitchen doors: in wood, laminate, stainless steel, hpl, lacquered doors

How to clean kitchen doors: in wood, laminate, stainless steel, hpl, lacquered doors

by Casa Trasacco |February 23, 2021 | MAINTENANCE TIPS
“Not just cleaning the hob, appliances, hood.

The dirt of the kitchen doors can become a real nightmare: in fact they are victims of the fumes and the work of the stoves, so they often find themselves full of stains.

In reality, making them clean again is easier than you might think and it only takes a few minutes and our suggestions for a correct cleaning and maintenance of kitchen doors in wood, laminate, stainless steel, hpl and for lacquered doors.

How to clean wooden kitchen doors

If you have wooden kitchen doors, remember that these must not have stagnant water: it is necessary to dry the doors where water may have accidentally fallen or the steam condensed on the surfaces. Use a cloth with the addition of neutral detergent for thorough cleaning. Absolutely avoid the use of Acetone, Trielina, Ammonia, Ethyl Alcohol.

Over time, the wood undergoes natural color variations: to delay this process, simply avoid exposing the kitchen to direct sunlight.

We also recommend that you turn on the extractor hood every time you cook: the wood is “alive” and there may be natural variations in size. In limit humidity conditions the variations can be even in the order of millimeters. Don’t worry about any slight growth and shrinkage as the seasons change: they are not defects, but the natural movements of a natural product. Sometimes they lead to the formation of cracks or evident movements of the elements: to avoid this it is necessary that the ambient humidity is not maintained for long periods below 40% or above 70% and the temperatures must be between 10 ° C and 35 ° C.

Maintenance of laminate and decorative doors

Do not use abrasive materials such as steel wool or products containing abrasive creams or powder detergents to clean laminate doors. For a perfect cleaning of the laminate doors, we recommend using a microfibre cloth and a specific detergent product. Absolutely avoid the use of Acetone, because it could damage the edges in plastic material, Trielina, Ammonia, Ethyl Alcohol.

How to clean lacquered doors

To clean the lacquered kitchen doors, do not use abrasive materials such as steel wool or products containing abrasive creams or powder detergents. For a perfect cleaning of these doors it is necessary to use a microfibre cloth and a specific detergent product. Absolutely avoid the use of acetone and ammonia, as well as cloths containing ammonia.

In the case of glossy lacquered doors, you can use ethyl alcohol diluted with water, rinse with water and dry with a microfibre cloth.

How to clean stainless steel doors

The stainless steel surfaces have good resistance to household chemicals. For maintenance, it is good practice to always keep the surfaces for domestic use clean. In the event of stubborn dirt or neglect, any deposits of dry material must first be removed with a soft, damp cloth, without rubbing to avoid scratching the door. Then use a soft non-abrasive sponge and a household detergent, wash the surface and rinse with plenty of warm water, then dry well.

Hpl doors

HPL surfaces also have good resistance to household chemicals. For the maintenance of HPL doors, it is first of all good to keep the surfaces clean and dry at all times. In case of stains or stubborn dirt, first use a soft, damp cloth without rubbing to avoid scratching the door. Afterwards it is recommended to use a soft non-abrasive sponge and a household detergent (perfect Chanteclair) to wash the surface and then rinse with plenty of warm water, then dry. You can, exceptionally, use acetone, being careful not to let it come into contact with any plastic edges.

How to clean kitchen doors: in Fenix®, PVC, PET, glass

How to clean the kitchen doors in the case of materials such as Fenix®, PVC, PET or the very delicate glass? Below we will provide you with some practical tips for the maintenance and cleaning of kitchen doors, so that they are always neat and beautiful as just installed.

Clean the Fenix® doors

Fenix® is a very resistant material often used for kitchen doors. For this reason it does not need any particular maintenance but cleaning must be carried out regularly. To keep the Fenix® doors clean and intact, immediately remove spills of liquids or food residues or condiments. In particular, if water with a high limescale content evaporates on the doors, it can create halos which can in any case be eliminated with routine maintenance.

To clean the Fenix® doors and in particular to remove dust, fingerprints, food and drinks such as sugary solutions, jam, milk, coffee, wine, oil, eggs, animal fats, use a soft cloth or a dry paper towel then hot water. up to 35-40 ° C with soap or mild household detergent. Let it act until the dirt starts to react, rinse with hot water and dry immediately with a soft cloth.

Products containing abrasive substances, abrasive sponges or steel blades should be avoided. Only in the case of persistent stains due to sauces, fats, eggs, you can use a dedicated solvent such as alcohol, acetone, then use hot water up to 35-40 ° C with soap or mild household detergent and leave to act. Follow the same routine of rinsing with hot water and then a wipe with a soft cloth to dry. If you are faced with limescale residues and persistent dirt, use a microfibre cloth moistened with hot water and a not too aggressive descaler, following these simple steps:

  1. Spray the descaler on the door;
  2. Leave for 10 minutes;
  3. Remove the product with a wet microfibre cloth;
  4. Dry the Fenix® door

After drying, wipe the entire surface with the Fenix® sponge (called a magic sponge, supplied with the kitchen) if the customer has never cleaned the door before, it may be necessary to repeat the operation.

Cleaning of PVC and PET doors

First of all, for the maintenance of your PVC and PET doors, protect them from direct exposure to the sun, because they are very sensitive to sunlight.

To best clean a PVC or PET door, start with a microfiber cloth and neutral soap, absolutely avoid abrasive materials and products, such as acetone, trichlorethylene, ammonia and ethyl alcohol.

Clean the glass kitchen doors

To clean the glass doors, we recommend using a soft sponge or a rubber squeegee with plenty of water and a suitable glass cleaner. Remember not to exert excessive pressure on the glass as this could result in scratches or stains on its surface. Continue cleaning the glass until the cleaning product has been completely removed. If stains form, repeat the operation, rinse and dry with the squeegee.

Keep in mind some precautions such as: do not try to remove residues when the glass is dry, when removing grease or grease streaks (for example fingerprints), cleaning products should always be applied to the entire surface of the glass.

On the other hand, the products to be absolutely avoided when cleaning glass doors are those that contain derivatives of hydrofluoric acid, fluorine, chlorine or ammonia. These bandits because they could damage the decorative coating and / or the glass surface. The same applies to highly acidic or highly alkaline products that are prohibited because they corrode the glass surface.

Special cleaning of glass doors

If normal cleaning is not enough, use a more thorough cleaning to clean the side of the decorative glass.

In this case, to remove stains from oil and other organic compounds you can use solvents such as isopropanol or acetone to be applied with a soft cloth that does not leave residues, making sure that these products do not come into contact with the ” possible painted or silvered rear face of the decorative glass. In this case, it is recommended to rub gently, rinse thoroughly and then follow the standard cleaning program as explained above.

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