Nothing makes most women (and men) happy than seeing shiny items. It could be those sparkling diamonds on your ring or simply stunning white high gloss kitchens.
Speaking of kitchens, white kitchens bring a light, clean feeling to any household. Although some homeowners express concern regarding upkeep and keeping those cabinets from turning to the dark side, a white kitchen is timeless—it never goes out of style, be it traditional or contemporary.
In reality, the best way to keep that sparkle in your kitchen is to NEVER use it. However, who wouldn’t use their kitchens for food preparation and even dining?
If you insist on cooking, like many of us, you’re bound to encounter an accumulation of grease and stained worktops. The leftover food, a spilt drink or ingredients and smelly or sticky stuff, all are there.
This means having this kitchen type requires a great amount of maintenance responsibility. Cleaning is one of the very simple things to do.
But the truth is—you don’t have to go nuts in keeping your all-white kitchen spotless. You only need due diligence and a few helpful tips.
Use warm water and a piece of cloth for not-so-annoying dirt. For the best results, do this after cooking or food preparation. Don’t leave the grease or spills, solid or liquid, to sit and dry on the surface. They’ll be harder to remove once they’ve dried up, and you’ll end up possibly damaging your immaculate white high gloss furniture.
When cleaning high gloss kitchens, you need to be very careful. You wouldn’t want to leave any scratches on the surface or even the shiny surface fade.
Less is More
This can never be emphasised enough—AVOID furniture sprays, such as furniture polish or glass cleaners, or any chemicals. Glass cleaners are too corrosive. It could also cause the finish to deform. Additionally, silicone-based cleaners could leave a greasy film over the surface, which could be almost impossible to remove.
Load Up on Necessary Cleaning Supplies
Your cleaning kit should be composed of the following:
- a pack of soft microfibre cloths
- a spray bottle filled with pure clean water
- a feather duster
- ‘glass & polishing’ e-cloth (optional)
Day-to-day cleaning requires merrily wiping away all the glossy furniture using a feather duster. By doing this, you’ll be removing the accumulated surface dust.
In case you have been very messy—or busy—during the day and there happen to be tons of fingerprints on the surface, whip out your e-cloth. This lifesaver eliminates greasy marks, leaving the surface looking good as new.
How to Tackle Spills
As mentioned earlier, don’t allow any food or liquid to dry up on your glossy surface. Immediately wipe it off using a dry, soft, absorbent microfibre cloth. In case of particularly stubborn or sticky spills, spray with a bit of water on the affected area. Then use your e-cloth for a more intense cleaning experience.
Remember that your glossy surface is white. Speed is of the essence Imagine spilling red wine on a white surface, and it dries overnight. The next, you’d be disappointed at a pinking mark on your once-immaculate surface.
Watch out where you place hot pans or pots or even the kettle. Carelessness could potentially ruin the finish on the surface. You can always ask your dealer or installer for a protective film for long-term use.
The Finishing Touch
If you notice some residual water after you’ve cleaned the surface, get a dry, soft microfibre cloth and clean the area until it is dry. This will give your glossy surface a lovely shine.
Remember not to leave water to air dry because this will just leave unattractive water streaks.
Keep you high gloss kitchens looking good as new by keeping in mind the following:
- For day-to-day cleaning, simply wipe with a soft microfibre cloth or feather duster.
- Use an e-cloth (or soft microfibre cloth) to wipe fingerprints and marks away.
- For a deeper clean, spray with water and clean with a soft microfibre cloth or an e-cloth, and then dry with another dry and soft cloth.
- Immediately wipe any liquid spills.
- Use clean water and wipe with an e-cloth for more sticky spills.
- Don’t leave water to air dry. Instead, dry with a dry microfibre cloth.
- Never use any chemical-based cleaners. All you need is pure water for a deeper cleaning.