Kitchen Door Care and Maintenance
Kitchen doors are one of the most important design elements for your kitchen. To maintain the kitchen design style and functionality, every component must be cared and maintained. Today, we will talk about how to care for your kitchen doors. With proper care kitchen doors will keep their fresh looks for many years. No need to paint or varnish.
All doors are easily cleaned with a soft damp cloth. If a stain develops use soapy water or windex. Then use a dry soft cloth to prevent streaks.
If the stain exists, try methylated spirits and use a soft brush (e.g. soft tooth brush). If the stain persists than use a very mild abrasive such as toothpaste. NOTE. The use of such abrasive cleaners is the last resort, as such methods can prematurely wear away the surface of the doors.
Never use strong alkaline or acidic cleaners such as CLR, Hapric Toilet Duck, Draino, any Bleach, Domestos or Sugar Soap. Never use rough abrasive cleaners such as Sand Paper, Steel Wool, Creme Cleaners & Dry Powder (AJAX).
Never use wax Based products such as Mr Sheen as they leave a thin wax film on the doors surface.
Door Care & Installation
Thermo-laminated doors are not to be exposed to direct sun, steam or prolonged humidity and heat appliances. Oven, gas stove top & induction hotplates can all damage the doors/panels when exposed to these types of heat. When installing gas or induction hotplates, overhead must be a minimum of 700mm from the gas stove top or induction hotplate. Range hood must be in use on high level at all times, filters regularly cleaned and full external flute installed. Larger range hoods are required if there’s a wok burner located on the left or right side of the gas stove top. All heat-radiated appliances must not be used directly under overhead doors/panels.
Extra Caution with Induction Hotplate and Wok Burner Units
All of our thermo-laminated doors meet current ATLA and European standard for heat resistance (UNI9242) to withstand 70°C for 4 hours. Heat above this can make the foil shrink back from the door/panel. Many ovens do not have baffle-fitted surrounding the oven door and the excessive heat from oven doors can make the foil shrink back. Heat deflector strips around the oven are required.
Prevention, care and maintenance are the best cure. We hope you find this article helpful. If you’re interested to see our kitchen doors, don’t hesitate to call us or fill in the enquiry form.
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