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Clean all surfaces using only a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth. Use a mild soap as required.

Avoid using wax or harsh detergent. They may damage the finish.

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In order to prevent fading, do not expose any furniture to extreme sources of heat or direct sunlight.

Never place pots on surfaces or electrical appliances.

Refrain from writing without a desk pad.

Avoid contact with rubber protectors or plastic place mats on items such as lamps, radios, computers, or telephones.

Keep even humidity conditions in your home to prevent splitting.

Remove spills or liquid from furniture right away.

By Mpr3ssive from New York, NY

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October 29, 20100 found this helpful

Please understand that there's not enough information here. These tips are good, but the way they're worded, some of these tips are confusing and don't make sense. For example: "Never place pots on surfaces or electrical appliances" should specify plastic or laminate surfaces, but most other surfaces are safe, such as corian, wood, granite, stainless steel, or marble. One shouldn't set a pot atop a flat-topped electric appliance like a toaster because a shock could be transferred from the appliance to the pot, and to the cook.

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Also: by "Avoid contact with rubber protectors or plastic place mats on items such as lamps, radios, computers, or telephones," I believe you mean to PUT rubber protectors or place-mats under those items to avoid static electricity and shocks, not to AVOID the protectors or place-mats.

Then there's "Keep even humidity conditions in your home to prevent splitting." It would be helpful to explain that WOOD splits (and enamel paint cracks, and fabrics weaken) if the humidity in the house is too low. Remember that some of our members may be young people who have no idea about taking care of their homes properly and need clear guidance. More careful wording would make things clearer and the tips more useful.

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