KITCHEN CABINET CARE & CLEANING TIPS
DOOR FACE CARE
Essentially, the cleaning of all wooden, lacquered, foil or plastic fronts should be performed with the regular water-soluble cleaning materials normally used around the house. Please do not use any aggressive or abrasive materials such as Ajax or any other abrasive as you may damage or scuff the finish. Kitchens 2 Go recommends the use of the cleaning material, manufactured by Henkle or to look around for any other laminate friendly cleaner.
TIP: If in doubt as to the reaction of the chosen cleaning material on the surface of the front, we recommend first testing the effect of the cleaning material on the color and durability of an inconspicuous section. The best place is to do it on an extra piece of molding, side of cabinet, or place not noticeable.
LAMINATE OR MDF DOOR CARE
Foil and plastic fronts can be cared for, with the regular water-soluble cleaning materials normally used around the house. Please do not use any scouring cream or such products.
Depending on how dirty the item has become, you should apply the cleaning material to the front, diluted with a little water. Afterwards, rinse away with pure water any cleaning material that may remain, and wipe the door dry.
Please do not use any cellulose thinners or synthetic resin thinners when cleaning these fronts, as nitro-based materials are not suitable for the cleaning of foil and plastic fronts as they may damage or irritate the surface.
LACQUER DOOR FINISH CARE
Use a moist leather cloth for cleaning lacquered fronts. In the case of stubborn dirt, this may then be removed with a regular household cleaning material that is non oil base and need to be tested before use. Consult the instructions on the back of the product to find out what materials it could be used on.
WARNING: Please do not use any cellulose thinners or synthetic resin thinners when cleaning these fronts, as nitro-based materials are not suitable for the cleaning of lacquered fronts.
WOOD DOORS OR FRONTS CARE
When cleaning wooden fronts, please take care that you always wipe in the direction of the grain of the wood (using a lightly-moistened brush if at all possible), thus enabling the dirt to be wiped away out of the pores of the wood. Following this, the front should be dried off carefully with a soft cloth. In the case of stubborn dirt, it is possible to use a little white spirit or glass cleaner. You can also use orange oil to clean cabinets or such cleaners for furniture. Always test the product before cleaning the whole area and test it in an inconspicuous place.
Furniture polish or wax, or cellulose thinners or synthetic resin thinners (or any form of nitro-based cleaning material) are not suitable for the care of wooden fronts. Polish might contain unsuitable solvents or coloring additives.
For this reason, please take care to observe the instructions of the manufacturer. Steam cleaners are absolutely unsuitable for the cleaning of kitchen fronts and their surrounding attachments/accessories.
SOFT MATE FINISH CARE
Marks made by highly-colored substances and liquids should be washed away as soon as possible using water, and adding a regular household cleaning material if necessary. Please do not allow such marks to dry, and please be sure not to use any aggressive or abrasive cleaning materials. Any remainders of such marks, or any difficult cases such as remnants of fat or similar, may be brushed away using a warm, 30% solution of soap in water, applied with a nail-brush. Should it prove necessary, this process should be repeated several times. In the case of particularly stubborn markings, it is also possible to use a little white spirit or glass cleaner.
Following this, the remainders of soap should be wiped away with lukewarm water and the surface should be wiped dry with a chamois cloth.
When using regular household cleaning materials, it is essential to take care not to apply any colored cleaning materials in a concentrated or undiluted form, because colored cleaning materials are also capable of leaving residues behind. Liquids that have permeated these surfaces, or dried onto them, can only be removed to a limited extent.
Please bear in mind that this lacquered surface is not proof against thinners, nail polish removers or undiluted chemical spirits
PLASTIC PARTS CARE
Shallow drawers, cutlery compartments, inset basins or compartments, rotary surfaces, bread compartments, mounted box containers, plastic side-sections, refrigerators and freezers can be cleaned using a mild cleaning material and a soft cloth. Please do not use any aggressive or abrasive cleaning materials.
STAINLESS STEEL CARE
Regular dirt can simply be removed using water and conventional washing-up liquid. Following this, rinse away with warm water and wipe dry. For stubborn dirt and water-spotting, we recommend the use of a specialized stainless steel cleaner. This will provide additional protection by means of a water-repellent coating. Please do not use any aggressive or abrasive cleaning materials.
PLASTICS SINK OR RESIN CARE
These fitted sinks are made from a very high-grade, hard-wearing form of plastic. They are not affected by heat (up to 180 degrees Celsius), and they stand up well to the regular stresses placed on them by simple everyday use. In caring for the surface, regular household washing-up and cleaning Materials may be used, with the exception of any abrasive cleaning Materials. Stubborn dirt may be removed using dishwasher powder. Lime scale deposits left by hard water may be removed either with vinegar or with lime scale removers. Although the Materials of this sink is resistant to all regular household chemicals, we recommend that such chemicals be rinsed away directly after use.