Your new cabinets and work surfaces are an investment into your home and lifestyle. In order to ensure that your warranty is not affected, you get proper use and preserve the appearance of your cabinetry through its full lifetime, it is important to take good care of it. Always use a soft, clean, non-scratch cloth to clean any cupboard surface.
Melamine and Wrap cupboards
Wipe with a soft, clean, damp cloth only. If necessary, you may use a mild, diluted soap solution. Wipe down cupboards in close proximity of hobs with a damp cloth after cooking to clean any spatter and follow with a soft dry cloth. Do not use cleaning products that contain strong chemicals like alcohol, solvents, acetone, glass cleaners. Do not use furniture polish with a wax basis or abrasive cleaners.
Wipe with a soft, clean, damp cloth only. If necessary, you may use a mild, diluted soap solution and wipe afterwards with a soft, dry cloth. Wipe down cupboards in close proximity of hobs with a damp cloth after cooking to clean any spatter and follow with a soft dry cloth. Do not use cleaning products that contain strong chemicals like alcohol, solvents, acetone or glass cleaners. Do not use furniture polish with a wax basis or abrasive cleaners.
Seno Gloss boards can be sprayed with a multi-surface spray cleaner like Mr Min Multi-surface cleaner after drying to shine.
Niemann Gloss Boards should only be cleaned with a mild, diluted soapy solution, no other cleaning agents. You can use an Acrylic Enhancing car polish on Niemann Gloss Boards to enhance the shine.
Solid wood, Semi-solid, Wood veneers, Veneer with Monocoat and Painted Cupboards
Wipe with a soft, clean, damp cloth using an EXTRA MILD diluted soapy solution. Follow the woods’ grain when wiping down and follow with a dry cloth. Wipe down cupboards in close proximity of hobs with a damp cloth after cooking to clean any spatter and follow with a soft dry cloth. Do not use cleaning products that contain strong chemicals like alcohol, solvents, acetone or glass cleaners. Do not use furniture polish or abrasive cleaners.
Tighten any loose handles or knobs regularly and replace any broken handles to prevent damage to cupboard fronts or possible injury. Hinges should be checked if the doors don’t open and close properly. The hinges should be tightened with a screwdriver if loose or replaced if excessively worn.
Sinks and Appliances
Please refer to the manufacturer’s care guide supplied with your appliances and sinks.
Please refer to the Worktop Care & Warranty section for specific information on engineered products – CLICK HERE
Your work surfaces form an integral part of your kitchen’s total look and feel. To keep your surfaces looking great and to prevent damage to them, you must follow a few recommendations that relate to ALL surfaces.
- Do not sit, stand or kneel on your counters
- Do not cut directly on the surface as scratching will occur, always use a chopping board
- Do not drop heavy objects onto the surface or edges
- Using a trivet for resting hot objects away from your surface is highly recommended. This includes use of trivets under loose-standing cooking units such as electric frying pans or roaster Sudden, rapid change in temperature might cause damage to your worktops.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or strong chemicals and solvents to clean stubborn stains.
- Do not leave wet/damp steel pots standing on the worktops as they might leave a rust mark which will need some time and effort to remove.
- Do not forcefully scrub any area of the countertop
- Do not move heavy metal pots around on the surface, rather pick them up and put them down in the new position or place a board beneath them. This action can cause damage to the top layer of the worktop.
- Do not allow water to pool around sinks and faucets areas for prolonged periods of time.
Laminated work surfaces
Laminated work surfaces can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Extreme heat may cause damage to the surface thus it is recommended to always use a trivet under a hot pot, pan or container. Always use a cutting board. Do not expose laminated worktops to prolonged water spills, especially by sink or tap areas. Keep it dry by wiping away excessive water when finished cooking and cleaning.
Keep work surfaces dry by immediately wiping away any liquid or water spillage particularly in prep bowl areas, sculleries and bathrooms. No wet crockery, pots and utensils to be left to stand on the work surfaces. Damp iron or steel pots standing on the surfaces might cause permanent staining. Always use a hot pad or trivet between work surface and hot pots, pans or bowls. Clean surfaces with a damp cloth and some mild soapy water and dry afterwards with a soft cloth. It is recommended that solid wood surfaces be pampered to prevent it from drying out and cracking by oiling it regularly with a soft dry cloth.
Granites, Marble and Onyx
Natural Granite can be cleaned daily with products like Handy Andy and Windowlene. To prolong the need for resealing granite, use a wax-based product like Mr Min furniture polish approximately twice a week.
Marble and onyx are very sensitive and should ideally be cleaned with natural stone cleaners and resealed every six months. Please refer to the worktop’s fabricator for recommended cleaning products, cleaning of stubborn stains and resealing of surfaces.
Quartz Surfaces (Engineered worktops i.e. Caeserstone)
Quartz surfaces will keep their enduring lustre and beauty for years to come, with minimal effort. Warm water and a splash of mild detergent is all that’s required to keep them looking their best, and to make things even easier – there’s no need to wax or seal.
Sintered stone is manufactured using recent technological advancements which mimic the processes which form natural stone. Minerals and stone particles like the ones found in porcelain or granite are carefully selected for quality, colour and texture. These particles are then subject to extreme heat and pressure – just like they would be deep in the earth’s crust where granite is formed. When the process is finished, the particles are bonded together permanently, without the need for resins or bonding agents. These types of surfaces don’t need special care and is very easy to keep clean. General cleaning involves washing with water or a diluted household detergent such as dishwashing liquid, which is enough to restore the surface to its original condition. Occasionally, deeper cleaning might be needed especially straight after installation when cement may be left on the surface. Any remaining cement can be removed by washing with warm water or very diluted acidic solutions (diluted vinegar).