Kitchen Maintenance 101

Modernbrands®

Once you have your kitchen designed, built and installed, you will want to keep it in the best possible condition. A kitchen that is well maintained looks better and lasts longer. To gain a sense of general kitchen maintenance and to extend the life and look of your kitchen, we came up with these maintenance tips for your chosen materials.

Melamine & Laminate parts: clean your surface by using a soft cloth dampened with a light detergent solution (e.g. water and neutral soap). Do not use abrasive detergents, alcohol or cleaning solvents, diluent, chemical products or any abrasive products (creams, powder detergents, metal scourers, scouring pad, etc.). Remove all traces of detergent with a dry cloth to prevent the surface from losing its shine or becoming smeared.

Lacquered parts: clean your surface by using a soft cloth with a light detergent solution (e.g. water and neutral soap). Do not use abrasive detergents, alcohol or cleaning solvents, diluent, chemical products or any abrasive products (creams, powder detergents, metal scourers, scouring pad, etc.). Do not expose lacquered parts to direct sunlight, it may cause discoloration. If gradually, lacquered matures and may change color slightly; it cannot be considered as a defect. Remove all traces of detergent with a dry cloth to prevent the surface from losing its shine or becoming smeared.

Glass parts: clean your surface by using a soft cloth dampened with a light detergent solution (e.g. everyday glass cleaning products or detergents). Do not use abrasive detergents, alcohol or cleaning solvents, diluent, chemical products or any abrasive products (creams, powder detergents, metal scourers, scouring pad, etc.). For effective cleaning use simply a soft, damp cloth.

Metal parts: clean surfaces using a soft cloth dampened and light detergent solution (e.g. water and neutral soap). Do not use abrasive detergents, alcohol or cleaning solvents, diluent, chemical products or any abrasive products (creams, powder detergents, metal scourers, scouring pad, etc.). Do not expose metal parts to direct sunlight, it may cause discoloration. If gradually, lacquered matures and may change color slightly; it cannot be considered as a defect. Remove all traces of detergent with a dry cloth to prevent the surface from losing its shine or becoming smeared.

Various Components:

Hinges: to ensure the hinges last longer, never force the door opening angle, and do not lean on then when they are open; do not leave opened packets or bottles of detergent or other chemical products near them as they may cause rusting.

Edging: edging may break due to the heat emitted by the oven or the steam released by the dishwasher; to glue its edging materials. We suggest the dishwasher is only opened once it has cooled completely, and that any droplets are dried thoroughly.

PVC plinth: clean using a soft cloth and liquid detergent, rinse and dry thoroughly; never use abrasive products.

Handles: these are coated with a special stain- and mark-resistant film; abrasive products and solvents (acetone, Trilene or ammonia) should, therefore, be avoided as they may damage it. Use a damp cloth instead and dry thoroughly. 

 

 

 

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