17 Feb Summary of “How to Keep Your White Kitchen White”
Nothing rivals the clean, visually stunning appearance of a white kitchen. We were attracted to this article because it gives some great pointers on how white kitchens, including one-of-kind kitchens available from Grabill, can keep their sparkle for years to come.
There’s no argument that white kitchens are beautiful when they’re sparkling clean. But once you use your white kitchen, you’ll notice yellowing cabinets, accumulations of grease, and stained and marred sinks and countertops. Here’s how to keep your white kitchen white:
Sometimes white cabinets turn yellow when exposure to direct sunlight. Consider draperies, blinds or window film to shield your cabinets from direct sunlight.
While you’re cooking, microscopic food or grease particles dissipate into the air and settle on your white cabinets, turning them yellow.
Mitigate the accumulation of grease on your cabinets and countertops by using your exhaust fan. The remaining yellowing tinge can be removed by washing the surfaces with a mixture of vinegar, warm water and baking soda or a solution of warm water and grease-eradicating dish soap.
To get rid of the muck and grime of grease and oil splatters plus food and beverage spills, use a soft cotton cloth dampened with warm water. Do not use abrasive cleansers or scouring pads, as they can scratch or dull the finish. If more thorough cleansing is required, use a solution of mild dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water.
Do not let stains linger, because this can result in permanent discoloration or damage to your cabinets’ finish.
A bright way to remove stains from your white sink is to spread paper towels across the bottom of the sink and wet them with bleach. After half an hour, remove the paper towels, and rinse the sink thoroughly with warm water.
For a more natural solution, fill the sink with club soda and lemon juice. After you empty the sink, apply straight lemon juice directly to any stubborn stains. A potentially easier remedy is using Bar Keepers Friend.
To clean white tiles with white grout, make a paste of baking soda, vinegar and water, and pour a little vinegar into a spray bottle. Apply the paste to the grout and then spray a light coat of vinegar onto the paste. Then, scrub with a scouring pad or toothbrush, and rinse thoroughly.
Eliminate plastic laminate stains by applying a paste made from a mild household detergent and baking soda. Apply the baking soda solution directly to the stain and scrub with a firm-bristled nylon brush. Then, rinse with a damp cloth.
When it comes to removing stains from white marble or granite counters, use a solution of hydrogen peroxide with a few drops of ammonia. For an easier solution, use a granite cleaner from Weiman.
Whether you decide to hire an architect, designer, builder or contractor, make sure your new kitchen cabinets are from Grabill, manufacturers of cabinets that help you achieve the looks and lifestyle that fit you. Use our Dealer Locator to find a local dealer. If you need inspiration, please view our gallery or download our brochure.