Kitchen Maintenance Guide
Carcases, Lamination, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) melamine, Lacquered doors and surfaces (gloss, satin) and acrylic finish
Kitchen daily use should be careful of heat and steam. Always wipe off any water and condensation from the fronts and sides of units and any accidental spills. Do not expose your doors and panels to high levels of heat, moisture, steam or humidity. Do not use your kettle, toaster or other heat emitting appliances directly below, behind or next to overhead doors.
Use a soft, damp cloth which has had the excess water wrung out of it, with warm soapy water and then drying with a soft dry cloth.
For simple marks: wipe off with a soft cloth; for all stains (water, food, animal fat, vegetable grease – drinks…) simply wipe off with a sponge, some hot water and a little washing-up liquid, then dry with a soft cloth. Greasy stains can be cleaned with water-based household cleaning products, washing-up liquid, glass cleaner or methylated spirit. Always apply the products to a soft cloth before use.
Never dry clean lacquered and brilliant fronts. Using abrasive cleaning products (microfiber cloths, scouring pads, etc….) could scratch the surfaces.
Everyday fine scratches visible under halogen lighting or in sunlight are the result of the polishing process used to provide the brilliant finish and are not a surface fault.
Both Granite and Quartz countertops have excellent scratchproof performance, but when cutting or chopping food, we would recommend the use of a chopping board. Please also avoid direct heat from hot objects such as hot pans which would cause thermal shock to your countertop.
Granite is a very dense non-absorbing stone. Consequently, it does not allow any liquids to seep into it. Light dusting followed by cleaning with warm soapy water or glass cleaner is enough to restore the shine to the countertops
Their easy-cleaning properties can be explained by the combination of 93% natural quartz crystals with polymers, giving materials a perfectly smooth, non-porous surface that easily shrugs off dirt. Oil, wine, vinegar, tea, coffee, lemon juice, fruit juice and vegetable juice are just some of the substances that can be cleaned without any particular difficulties. The simplest method is to wipe any fresh marks with a damp cloth. Soap water or a washing-up liquid solution is sufficient for everyday cleaning. You are advised to clean any dirty marks as soon as possible and not to leave it overnight.