Wooden Fronts

Glass Doors

Synthetic and Lacquered Doors

Wood is a natural material. Its grain and colour make every kitchen unique. Variations in texture or colour, due for instance to the effects of exposure to light and sunshine, are characteristic of a natural product and are completely normal. No complaints will be considered on this basis. The surfaces of real wood fronts are sealed with several coats of high-grade varnish. 

Since glass is a pore-free material, it is ideal for use in the kitchen, not only for reasons of hygiene. Clear glass can be cleaned with a mild detergent or any standard household glass cleaning agent. Chemicals and highly caustic agents should immediately be removed with water to protect the glass surface. Abrasive action or scratching also impair the glass surface.

A soft cloth and warm water containing a little washing-up liquid will normally suffice. Solvent-based cleaners, abrasive cleaning agents, micro-fibre cloths and steam cleaners must not be used in order to prevent damage. Particularly stubborn stains on synthetic fronts, such as paint or adhesive residues, can be removed with a standard commercially available cleaner for plastics. 

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To clean them, simply wipe them in the direction of the wood grain, using a slightly damp cloth, to remove dirt particles from the pores. Splashes of fat or other stains should be removed immediately and must not be allowed to dry. Dry the corners, profiles and edges of the fronts thoroughly to ensure no moisture remains. Wood is a living material which reacts to constant exposure to very damp or very dry air. Despite careful varnishing, it will expand or contract. That’s why it is important always to switch on the extractor when cooking or to ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air.

Satinated glass generally has a slightly rougher surface than clear glass. It can easily be cleaned with a cloth or sponge and standard household glass cleaning agent. The glass surface should not be exposed to cleaning agents containing silicone or acid. Greasy and oily substances produce stains with a slight shadowy effect, but they can easily be removed with a glass cleaning agent. Hardened glass is an extremely robust material, but not unbreakable. Hard knocks and bumps should be avoided. Glass is made of natural raw materials. Slight variations in colour therefore cannot be excluded.

It is advisable to test the cleaner in a hidden corner first. Fronts with "matt“or “velvet touch surface“ are finished with a special lacquer. Stains and splashes of grease must be removed immediately with plenty of water, using a non-abrasive household detergent, particularly if the stains have been caused by strongly coloured substances or liquids. The stains must not be allowed to dry. Fronts with high-gloss acrylic coating must be specially sealed in accordance with the separate instructions. Fronts with lacquer must be treated with a special care agent for gentle, deep care to refresh them.