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Lacquered surfaces  

In order to preserve the high-gloss appearance of high-gloss lacquered surfaces on a lasting basis, proper care and cleaning are essential. 

Dust on the surfaces 

This can be wiped off using a soft, clean dusting cloth. There is no need to apply pressure. 

Normal cleaning 

Dip a clean window leather into lukewarm water and squeeze out. Using the dampened cloth and applying slight pressure only, gently rub over the surfaces. Finally wipe dry with a soft, dry cleaning cloth. Never attempt to clean the entire kitchen fronts at one go, but always concentrate on smaller areas at one time, e.g. one or two doors. 

Heavily soiled surfaces 

In the case of more heavily soiled surfaces, particularly grease marks, we recommend adding a little mild household cleaning agent to the water.
Good cleaning results can also be achieved using glass cleaning agents.  

Note:  

Genuine wood surfaces  

Whether of solid wood, wood veneer or coloured lacquer have been sealed several times on all sides with acrylic or polyurethane lacquer. These surfaces are easy to clean and highly resistant to almost all household solvents and liquids. 

Normal cleaning 

For example dust, finger marks, grease splashes. Using a fine brush, remove dust from any grooves and profiles. Dissolve a mild cleaning agent in warm water and use a soft, fluff-free, slightly damp cloth. Finally, the surfaces should be rubbed over with a slightly dampened window leather. It is important to ensure that no water is left in the grooves and corners. 

Stubborn marks and stains 

For example ball-point pens, felt-tip pens, lipstick. Use white spirit or benzene for cleaning. Finally rub over with a damp window leather ensuring that no water is left in the grooves and profiles. 

Note:  

Never use any of the following for cleaning and polishing lacquered wood surfaces:  

Laminate/melamine surfaces 

For cleaning all laminate/melamine surfaces (of doors and carcase parts) we recommend using a multi-purpose cleaning agent, which cleans leaving no streaky marks, or any other ordinary water soluble household cleaning agents. Use a clean, damp, fluff-free cloth and wipe over the surface in any direction you choose. Then take a slightly damp window leather and, applying very little pressure, rub over the surface in a vertical direction.  

Note:  

Never use any of the following for cleaning laminate/melamine surfaces:  

Worktops 

Corian, marble or granite 

Appropriate cleaning instructions are included with every worktop supplied. Please read them carefully. 

Wooden worktops 

Regular care, especially in wet areas, will ensure the long life and immaculate appearance of natural wood worktops. To keep your worktop in tip-top condition, the wood should be treated twice weekly with cold-pressed linseed oil. If you compare the surface of the wood with your own skin you will have a good idea of how best to care for your worktop. 

Minor surface damage can be removed by sandpapering the affected area and re-applying wax oil afterwards. Wood is a natural material. It adapts to the ambient humidity level and absorbs moisture.
Any water spilt on the worktop should be wiped up as quickly as possible. Ring-marks and discoloured areas can be treated by sandpapering and rubbing in a little linseed oil.
Do not wipe down your worktop with a damp cloth or sponge, as that would remove the wax oil that has been applied to the wood. Always use a dry cloth to wipe down your worktop. 

If the surface becomes rough, sand down the worktop with fine sandpaper (400 grain) and rub in some wax oil. We recommend that you purchase our care set to do this. The beautiful, smooth surface of your worktop will thus be restored and it will look like new again. 

Laminate/melamine-coated worktops 

Please follow same cleaning procedures as for laminate/melamine surfaces. 

Chrome-plated handles 

Bow handles, strip handles and bar handles. The surfaces of the chrome-plated handles and profiles have been galvanically treated. 

Normal cleaning 

Use washing-up liquid or a neutral soap and wipe with a soft, moist cloth. 

Stubborn marks and stains 

Remove with chrome or nickel polishes as used for car care. 

Note:  

Never use any of the following agents for cleaning and care of chrome-plated items: 

Stainless steel surfaces 

All stainless steel parts, such as hobs/cooking zones, extractor hoods, inset sinks etc., should be cleaned with a conventional household cleaner specifically designed for these surfaces. 

Aluminium fronts 

For cleaning and care, a soft cloth, lukewarm water and a little washing-up liquid are all that is needed.
Good cleaning results can also be achieved using standard glass cleaning agents. Never use abrasive cleaning agents and cleaners containing solvents, e.g. petrol, nitro-based thinners, acetone, nail varnish remover or spirit. 

Glass ceramic hobs/cooking zones 

If the surface is only slightly soiled, ordinary non-abrasive household cleaner or washing-up liquid will be sufficient.
To clean the surface really thoroughly, please use a suitable proprietary cleaner.
Then clean off with clear water and wipe down with a damp cloth and rub dry.
Any spillages or food remains which have stuck to the surface should be removed immediately using a glass scraper or soft, non-abrasive sponge. 

Ceramic sinks 

Use any non-abrasive household cleaner for cleaning.
Ceramic with its glazed surface is basically a very hardwearing material, however, it can be cracked or chipped if struck by sharp or heavy implements.
Please, therefore, do not allow pans to be dropped into ceramic sinks.
The same degree of caution should be taken with perfume and aftershave bottles near ceramic washbasins in the bathroom. The glazing could be damaged if struck by bottles. 

Mirror surfaces 

Only clean mirror surfaces with a damp window leather. Do not use any commercial glass cleaning agents. The edges of the mirror should only be wiped over with a dry cloth, otherwise they may become blotchy. Do not keep any lavatory cleaner, drain cleaner or nail varnish remover etc. near mirrors. If hair spray settles on the mirror, this should be wiped off immediately with a damp cloth. If it is allowed to dry on, a grey film could develop which cannot then be removed.