Care & maintenance of kitchen furniture
All kitchen products are manufactured to the highest standards utilising modern manufacturing techniques and materials. Following the simple guidelines below will ensure that their products provide years of trouble free service.
Doors, cabinets and handles
- ONLY clean using a soft damp (not wet) cloth utilising a 95% water – 5% soap solution where necessary.
- The product should then be dried immediately using a soft clean cloth. When dusting, use only a soft clean cloth.
- DO NOT use abrasive or aggressive cleaners, wax furniture polish, multi-purpose cleaners, or cleaners containing bleach, alcohol, acetone, solvent or similar.
- DO NOT allow the product to remain wet for any length of time and always wipe up cooking splashes immediately.
- DO NOT lean heavily on the doors when open and do not open standard cabinet doors more than 900 – these actions can damage the hinges and or the carcass material that they are fixed to.
- ALWAYS use the extractor fan (cooker hood) when cooking on the hob failure to do so may lead to a heat or moisture build up which can damage adjacent cabinets or doors.
- ALWAYS follow your appliance manufactures guidelines e.g. many modern ovens containing an integrated grill stipulate that it must only be used with the oven door closed (failure to operate the grill in this manner may damage the appliance or result in heat damage to the surrounding cabinets or doors).
- It is recommended that you do not place toasters, kettles or other heat/ moisture generating appliances directly under the wall units when in use.
Removing and refitting soft close drawer boxes (for access or maintenance)
Please ensure that the drawer box is EMPTY prior to removing (and be aware that even when empty they can be reasonably heavy).
Open the drawer and simultaneously depress (upwards) the small plastic buttons located on the underside of each drawer runner (approx 50mm from the back of the drawer fascia) – then simply pull the drawer forward and it will be released from its runners.
When refitting the drawer box, you MUST ensure that it is locked in place on the runners to prevent it from falling out. Pull both runners out of the cabinet and place the drawer box onto them, keeping the drawer box level, carefully fully close the drawer which should automatically lock the box to the runners. Please check this by carefully pulling the drawer fully open ensuring each side of the box is locked in place when fully extended (in some cases may be necessary to pull the back of the runner forward (from underneath) to fully lock the box onto the runner).
- While the water and soap solution described above should always be used to clean the worktops in the first instance, a mild (non-scratch) abrasive cleaner such as Windolene, Baking soda , Jif (or similar) may be used to remove stubborn stains however please ensure that all cleaning solution residues are removed after use. DO NOT scrub the surface excessively as this may result in irreparable damage.
- USE ONLY the water and soap solution described above on GLOSS worktops and DO NOT scrub the surface.
- DO NOT allow the worktops to remain wet for any length of time – always dry up splashes immediately taking particular care around cutouts (e.g. sinks, hobs etc) and joints – failure to do so will almost certainly result in water damage.
- ALWAYS clean up cooking splashes immediately.
- DO NOT place hot objects or heat producing appliances directly on the work surface.
- It is recommended that you do not position kettles, coffee machines, slow cookers, toasters or any other potential heat or damp source over a worktop joint.
- ALWAYS use cutting or chopping boards – sharp knives can damage the surface.
Stainless steel sinks and chrome taps
- DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, wire wool or scouring pads as all of these will spoil the surface appearance.
- AVOID – Soaking washing in bleach (hypochloric) solutions
- AVOID – Prolonged exposure to corrosive foodstuffs e.g. fruit juices, salt, vinegar, mustard, pickles etc.
- All stainless steel sinks scratch during normal use and the amount of scratching depends on how the sink is used – while initial scratches may appear particularly prominent these tend to lose their ‘raw’ appearance over a period of time and blend in with the uniform sheen on the rest of the sink. You can prevent more prominent scratches by avoiding contact with hard or sharp surfaces however we do not recommend using a plastic ‘washing-up bowl’ as dirt/grit can get stuck on the bottom and scratch the sink.
Replacing LV halogen light bulbs
- When changing a bulb, always switch off at the mains and allow the old bulb to cool down before handling.
- Always use the correct type and wattage bulb, never exceed the wattage stated.
- Wear gloves at all times when handling a halogen light bulb. Never touch a halogen light bulb with your bare skin, even when removing the bulb from the packaging before installing. The oils on your skin will eat into the quartz of the bulb as soon as the bulb gets hot, and will drastically shorten the lifespan of the bulb.
- Please ensure that the replacement bulb is properly seated and will be clear of the glass lens.
Wardrobe Care & Maintenance
Your wardrobe door system has been manufactured to the highest standards of quality, and complies with B.S.6206 Ao safety regulations. Little maintenance is required. An occasional wipe down with a dry duster will keep all framework in pristine condition. Tracks should be kept free of dust particles and this can be achieved with a suitable hand brush or vacuum. Mirrors may be wiped down as necessary using a damp cloth with a little mild detergent. On no account must abrasive cleaners be used on the product (mirrors or framework) the systems are well proven in the market place and should give many years of satisfactory use.
Laundry zone (where applicable)
Your laundry zone is a practical and functional space. Please take care to check appliances before operation and closing bi-fold doors. This safeguards unwanted or inadvertent access to appliances, by pets or children.