We offer a wide variety of cabinet materials, and all of them have different cleaning requirements. We’ve put together some helpful guidelines on the best technique for each. With proper care, your Canyon Creek cabinets will retain their beauty for a lifetime.

Note: Some care articles recommend applying beeswax after cleaning wood or painted cabinets. That step is not necessary with our cabinets. Our baked-on catalyzed varnish is designed to protect your finish for the lifetime of the cabinets. Additional oils or waxes may add an amber tint as they build up and age.

General Information
  • Avoid using a dish cloth or sponge, as harsh detergent residues may harm finishes.
  • Never use ammonia-based cleaners, abrasive cleaners, or soaps with dye.
  • Avoid sliding objects across the cabinet surface, and use care with sharp objects – food or moisture may enter scratched surfaces and cause detoriation of the finish.
  • Place small appliances so that heat/steam is directed away from cabinet surfaces.
  • Never drape damp towels over cabinet doors – moisture may cause permanent damage.
Painted Wood
  • Clean with a mild detergent and warm water solution using a lint-free cotton or microfiber cloth.
  • Wipe up spills and water spots immediately with a lint-free cotton cloth so moisture is not absorbed into cabinetry.
  • For stubborn stains, apply 70% Isopropanol Alcohol to a soft cotton cloth and hold it over the affected area for a few seconds. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth after stain removal.
Laminate (LP & HP)
  • Use a commercial counter top or laminate surface cleaner with a soft cloth.
  • For deeper cleaning, use an all-purpose non-abrasive bathroom cleaner with a clean, soft towel dampened in water.
  • Avoid using paper towels, as wood fibers in the paper may scratch the surface.
Thermofoil
  • Use mild dish soap with a soft, damp cloth.
  • For deeper cleaning, a 50/50 mix of water and Simple GreenĀ® may be used with a clean, soft towel dampened in water.
  • The high heat from self-cleaning ovens can damage thermofoil – be sure to open all drawers and doors when using the cleaning cycle to avoid heat build-up.
HG Foil
  • Polish high gloss surface immediately after removing protective film. Products include Ultra-Gloss Superpolish, Novus 1 Polish or Plexus Plastic Cleaner, all used with a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Wipe spills and splatters immediately with a soft, damp cloth. (Never use a dry cloth on foil as it may scratch the surface.)
  • Use a mild soap and water mix with a damp microfiber or chamois cloth for best results.
Thermo Structured Surface (TSS)
  • Use mild soap and water with a soft, clean cloth; dry immediately.
  • Wipe spills and splatters immediately with a soft, damp cloth.
  • For deeper cleaning, wipe with a small amount of mineral spirits on a clean cloth.
  • Do not use abrasives, harsh chemicals, or “magic eraser” sponges.
  • Wax-based cleaners (such as Pledge) and oil-based cleaners (like Murphy soap) are not recommended.
Wood Cabinets
  • Wipe up spills and water spots immediately with a lint-free cotton cloth so moisture is not absorbed into cabinetry.
  • For best results, use a “blotting” action rather than a wiping motion.
  • When needed, use a mild detergent or soap, and warm water.
  • For stubborn stains, apply 70% Isopropanol Alcohol to a soft cotton cloth and hold it over the affected area for a few seconds. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth after stain removal.
  • Check the areas around the sink and dishwasher to make sure that water and detergents do not dry on cabinet surfaces.
Acrylic Panel Inserts
  • Use a clean, soft sponge dampened with mild soap and warm water.
  • Dry thoroughly, as moisture can get in between panels and damage the fabric, leaves or other organic materials used.
  • Avoid glass cleaner, acetone, lacquer thinner, gritty cleansers, magic erasers, squeegees and paper towels.
  • See Acrylic Panel Care page for complete instructions.
Glass Panel Inserts
  • Spray glass cleaner onto a clean cloth and wipe the glass surface.
  • Avoid spraying glass cleaner directly on glass, as overspray may damage the cabinet surface.
  • If glass cleaner does get on cabinet surface, wipe immediately with a water-dampened cloth followed by a dry cloth.
Breadboards
  • Breadboards come unfinished and should be oiled periodically with mineral oil or breadboard wax. Re-oil after cleaning.
  • To clean, use a mild soap on a damp cloth. Do not soak the breadboard in water or wash it in the dishwasher.
Cabinet Interiors
  • Use a solution of mild dish detergent and warm water with a clean, soft sponge.
  • Dry thoroughly to avoid water seeping into seams and damaging interior surface.
Cabinet Hardware
  • Clean with warm water and a small amount of mild dish detergent.
  • Hinges may be cleaned with a cotton swab or clean cloth in detergent solution.
  • Immediately dry hardware and adjacent cabinet surfaces with a clean, soft cloth.
  • Avoid harsh cleansers that may damage the hardware or the cabinet finish.