Nothing says ‘I’m a domestic goddess’ like a high gloss kitchen.
How to clean high gloss kitchen units…
High gloss kitchen cabinets are the epitome of chic. They’re sleek, they’re shiny, and they make your whole kitchen look luxurious.
Of course, with modern kitchens and luxury comes responsibility. Anyone who has ever had these units knows they’re a pain to keep clean. Watermarks, fingerprints, grease and smears are all too common.
These units must be cared for properly if you want them to maintain their high-gloss finish.
If you’re looking for some tips on how to clean high gloss kitchen units so they stay looking shiny and new for longer, you’ve come to the right place.
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What you’ll need
Cleaning your gloss kitchen doors isn’t rocket science, but there are a few things you’ll need in order to do it properly, depending on the method you choose.
- A soft microfibre cloth
- Warm Water
- Mild dish soap
- Lemon juice
- Furniture polish
How to clean high gloss kitchen units
Method 1: Just for dust
If you just need to dust your kitchen units, all you’re going to need is a soft cloth and some furniture polish. You might even get away with out using the polish if you don’t have a huge build up of dust
First, give your units a once over with the soft cloth to remove any surface dirt or dust. If you need to, you can follow up with a furniture polish like Pledge multi surface. Be sure to put some elbow grease in to avoid leaving streaks.
Method 2: Water and dish soap
For this method, you’ll need a little bit more than just dusting supplies. In addition to the items listed in the first method, you’ll need some warm water and mild dish soap.
Start by mixing together some warm water and dish soap, until it forms a soapy solution. Next, take your soft cloth and dip it into the mixture. Be sure to only dip it in the water and wring it so that it’s not dripping wet.
Once you have a damp cloth, start wiping down your units. You may need to go over particularly greasy or dirty spots with a little more gusto.
Once you’re finished cleaning, be sure to dry your units with a clean, soft cloth so that water doesn’t have a chance to form streaks.
Method 3: The deep clean
This method is for when your units are looking particularly grimy. You’ll need vinegar and lemon juice for this method.
Start by mixing together equal parts vinegar and water in a bowl. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to help cut through the grease if you like.
Next, take your microfiber cloth and dip it into the mixture. Again, be sure to wring out the cloth so that it’s only damp and not dripping.
Wipe down your units with the cloth, being sure to pay attention to particularly dirty or greasy areas.
Once you’re finished cleaning, rinse your units with warm water and dry them with a separate clean dry cloth for a shiny finish.
Dos and don’ts of cleaning high gloss kitchen units
Do: Dust Them Regularly
You would never dream of leaving fingerprints on your glossy surfaces, so why would you dream of leaving dust? Give your units a once-over with a soft microfiber cloth or a feather duster on a regular basis to remove any dust that’s settled.
Don’t: Use Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals will strip the shine from your high gloss units, leaving them looking dull and lifeless. Instead, opt for a gentle all-purpose cleaner or make your own by mixing water with white vinegar.
Do: Wipe Up Spills Immediately
High gloss doors show every little smudge, and spills are the number one enemy of high gloss finishes. As soon as something is spilled on your units, wipe it up with a clean, microfiber cloth.
Don’t: Use Abrasive Scrubbers
Abrasive scrubbers will scratch the surface of your units and dull their glossy finish. Use the above methods only, and your units will stay looking shiny and new.
PIN FOR LATER!
Now that you know how to clean high gloss kitchen units properly, there’s no excuse for them to ever look anything less than perfect.
Get into the habit of dusting and wiping up spills regularly, and your units will stay looking like new for years to come.