Don’t forget that your kitchen is based on wooden materials that, when exposed to water (whether pure or mixed with detergent, or in the form of steam), because of their nature, thicken due to the absorption of water (swelling). Furthermore, even though water has its own surface tension that causes it to bead, the mixture of water and detergent tends to penetrate the micro-porosity of surfaces even when they have
been correctly treated. To avoid this, it’s important to make sure that water – and especially water mixed with detergent – doesn’t accumulate anywhere, such as at the edges and intersections between planes, for example. When using products in spray bottles (which are increasingly popular due to their convenience and effectiveness), don’t apply excessive amounts of the product, and make sure that it doesn’t get into the cracks.
AVOID LETTING STEAM COLLECT IN YOUR KITCHEN !
It’s even easier for steam to penetrate surface micro-porosity and cause swelling, so you should avoid letting excessive steam accumulate in your kitchen at all costs. Consequently:
We do not recommend using steam cleaning devices in the kitchen. While cooking, turn on the extractor/filter cooker hood. Regularly replace the filters (generally every 6 months).
Only open the dishwasher once it has cooled down (generally 15/20 minutes after the end of the cycle) to avoid puffs of steam under the countertop.
In other words, avoid opening the dishwasher door immediately after washing to prevent the steam from hitting you and condensing on surfaces, especially since the combined effect of the steam and heat
may dull the finishes in your kitchen, in particular lacquered ones.