CARE AND TIPS

Care and operating instructions/Safety advice


Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your new kitchen. We are sure that you will enjoy it for many years to come.

The kitchens are renowned for their quality, excellent finish, and modern technology. We have put together some information and advice on how to care for and use your new kitchen. If you have any further questions, your specialist supplier will be happy to help you - even after your purchase!

We hope you enjoy your new fitted kitchen.

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CARE ADVICE

General care advice

To maintain the high quality of your new kitchen over the years, we recommend that you maintain it properly, and above all regularly. Please follow the simple care advice given below.

Basic tips for all surfaces

If dirt is removed as soon as possible, then cleaning products are often not necessary. It is best to use warm water and a soft, damp cloth, then wipe dry. Otherwise, only clean with household, water-soluble cleaning products or kitchen cleaners.
Do not use any harsh liquid cleaners or scouring cleaning products. Polishes, waxes and solvents are also unsuitable for cleaning kitchen surfaces and do more harm than good. Follow the manufacturer’s advice when using microfibre cloths as they have different surface structures and can damage the doors. Do not use a steam cleaner as it may cause water impregnation which makes the furniture components swell.

Failure to follow care instructions will invalidate your warranty.

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Care advice for laminate doors

These are high-quality, hardwearing doors with laminated surfaces.
Please use only household, water-soluble cleaning products or kitchen cleaners to clean them. It is best to use warm water and a soft, damp cloth, and then wipe dry.
Do not use any aggressive or scouring products, polishes, waxes, hard sponges or a steam cleaner. Use glass cleaner to remove stubborn dirt (old fat residues, shoe polish, felt-tip pen or the like). Always test a cleaner first on an inconspicuous area.

Care instructions for high-gloss foil-wrapped doors

The surface of the door is covered with a highgloss laminate foil coating which is particularly easy to clean as the surface is completely cohesive. In contrast to matt surfaces, dirt that adheres to the surface can be easily and thoroughly removed without having to use a lot of force and without resorting to chemical products.
We recommend that you don’t remove the protective film from the doors until after they have been installed and thoroughly cleaned for the first time, and that you follow these instructions.
Please note that the doors cannot be cleaned with a dry cloth. Cleaning utensils that are not completely clean and abrasive products (micro fibre cloths, scouring sponges etc.) can scratch the surface of the doors and this is not a cause for complaint. Normal, fine scratch marks that can be seen in sunlight and under halogen lights are a result of the high-gloss effect. They do not affect the value of the doors, but cannot be avoided in the long term, as with all high-gloss surfaces on cars, glass or other furniture surfaces.
Make sure you use a really clean, dust-free, damp chamois or cotton cloth that is gentle on the surface and can also be used to dry it afterwards. If any mineral or even metallic dust is picked up during cleaning, the cloth must be rinsed thoroughly so that the dust particles do not leave any marks on the high-gloss surface. Any stains, especially from artificially coloured substances and liquids, should be washed off as soon as possible with water, possibly using a conventional, non-abrasive household cleaner if necessary. Stains should not be allowed to dry. Stains, as well as fat splashes and grease deposits, can be removed using a warm and gentle neutral soap solution.
When using conventional household cleaners, make sure that you do not use any artificially coloured cleaners in undiluted and concentrated form, as the dyes could leave behind residue.
Aggressive cleaning products that are NOT TO BE USED to clean or care for these items include DISINFECTANTS. The substance benzalkonium chloride is particularly aggressive. The use of disinfectants may damage the surface of the foil, which in turn can lead to damage or discoloration of the surface. Damage that was caused by using unsuitable cleaning products does not constitute legitimate grounds for complaint.

Care instructions for fronts with a high-gloss acrylic coating

Acrylic fronts have very high quality surfaces with a particular depth of colour and an excellent highgloss effect. Acrylic fronts are notable for being extremely easy and pleasant to clean because the surfaces are completely closed. Even stubborn dirt is easy to remove without applying great effort – and without the need for chemical products. The right cleaning and care are essential to keep your furniture looking good. Please only use cleaning and polishing products that will not affect the acrylic layer. Treating the acrylic-coated surfaces with solvent-based products may create tensions in the surfaces that could, over time, create tiny, almost indiscernible tears or cracks in them. Please only ever clean the fronts with soapy water (see instructions). The fronts are covered with foil during processing and for transportation to provide them with the optimum protection. The fitter will remove these films when he has finished fitting the kitchen. The acrylic surface is still sensitive after removal of the protective films. The surface will continue to harden under the influence of humidity. This can take up to three days. This process is accelerated if the fronts are cleaned correctly when they are cleaned for the first time.
– For the first clean (and all other cleans) please use a soft, clean cloth dipped in a soap-andwater solution (a solution of a maximum of 1% soap made up with water; do not use a micro - fibre cloth).
– Dust and dry dirt can be removed with a soft, moist cloth (do not use a microfibre cloth). Please use only light pressure in order to avoid scratches.
– Please make sure that all cleaning products (clothes, sponges etc.) are perfectly clean. Any mineral remains such as sand or grains of dust could scratch the surfaces.
– In order to reduce the static charge of the fronts, you can clean them with water and standard household detergents or an anti-static synthetics detergent.
Surface seal:
In order to improve resistance against wiping and scratch marks, the acrylic fronts should be sealed with polish. Please use ULTRA GLOSS Superpolish. It is important that you follow the enclosed instructions precisely when sealing the surface. In certain light conditions (e.g. sun or halogen light), it may be possible to see some very fine traces of use on the fronts. As with all high-gloss surfaces, for instance on cars or other furniture surfaces, these cannot be avoided in the long term. These traces of use do not constitute legitimate grounds for complaint. Please do not use any detergents containing alcohol, scouring milk, cellulose or synthetic resin thinners, disinfectants, waxes or steam cleaners.

Care advice for wood doors, solid or veneered.

Wood is a living material with natural variations in colour, growth and structure, which are not covered by our warranty. Light and sunlight falling on the wood will cause changes that are due to the type of material, and are not a fault. Fluctuations in humidity will cause wood to expand or contract. This can cause some parts of the solid wood frame to jut out slightly, for example, depending on the type of wood. Wood should not be exposed to either extremely damp or extremely dry air. Normal humidity of 45 to 70% is ideal for finished wood. It is there fore important to always switch on the extractor and/or make sure there is sufficient ventilation when cooking. The surfaces are protected by high-quality, multilayered lacquers which make the doors and drawer fronts largely resistant to dirt. They should be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth or a soft damp brush, and always with the grain of the wood. You should then wipe the doors dry to make sure that there is no moisture left in the profiling, in the corners and on the edges. Dirt should not be allowed to dry on and must be removed straight away. Never use aggressive or scouring products, polishes, waxes or steam cleaner.

Care advice for lacquer

Please use only household, water-soluble cleaning products. Do not use any aggressive or scouring products, polishes or waxes, or steam cleaners. Glass cleaner can be used to remove stubborn dirt (old fat residues, shoe polish, felt-tip pen or the like). Test cleaner on an inconspicuous area first!

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Care advice for glass

We use safety glass in all our doors. Please clean them regularly with a commercially available glass cleaner, and then wipe the doors dry. Make sure that no moisture gets into the profiling and the frames of glass doors. To clean the glass panels of the “zoom” units, please use the cleaning magnet that is supplied with the unit.

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Cleaning the units

Use a slightly dampy cloth with a liquid household cleaner to clean the units and shelves with laminated surfaces, the drawers and pullouts. Always wipe the furniture dry with a soft cloth after cleaning! If you use a cloth that is too wet, water can seep into cracks and cause the wood to swell. Do not use aggressive or scouring products, polishes, waxes, hard sponges or steam cleaners. Use glass cleaner to remove stubborn dirt (old fat residues, shoe polish, felt-tip pen or the like). Test cleaner on an inconspicuous area first. Tip: To avoid having to clean stubborn dirt from the top of wall units, simply cover with newspaper.

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Laminate worktops

Worktops are covered in a high-pressure laminate. The surface is hard-wearing and stain-resistant and can easily be cleaned with household cleaning products. Do not use aggressive or scouring products. The worktops are heat-resistant up to 180 °C (according to DIN EN 438). Caution: hot pots and pans can exceed this temperature and cause damage, so please always use a pan stand. Use cutting surfaces, as knives can leave marks even in the hard laminate coating. Although they are protected by high-quality surfaces, experience has shown that the laminate edges are more sensitive than the worktop surface, so you should take extra care to protect them from scratches. Make sure water does not penetrate into the edges of the worktop, into the cracks between worktop lengths and where there are cut-outs. Please remove standing water and water residue with a dry cloth as quickly as possible. When using a dishwasher, we recommend that you keep the machine closed for about 30 minutes once the cycle has finished so that steam does not get under the worktop and cause damage as a result of expansion. We cannot be held responsible for any such damage to worktops.

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Solid wood chopping boards

In order to prevent the wood from warping, you should wet both sides with water when cleaning and dry both sides of the board. The board should be treated with oil from time to time. Caution! Do not put in the dishwasher.

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Handles/Knobs

Handles and knobs can be cleaned with household detergents and a soft cloth.

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Cleaning stainless steel

Normal dirt can be removed with water and regular washing-up liquid. Rinse with hot water and wipe dry.
For stubborn dirt and water marks, we recommend you use a stainless steel cleaner. This also protects with a water-repellent protective film. Do not use aggressive cleaning or scouring products.

Cleaning aluminium

Remove dirt as quickly as possible. Only clean the aluminium elements with warm water or a neutral product. A special regular aluminium cleaning product with preservatives is recommended especially for cleaning heavy dirt.
Avoid using scouring cleaning products, as they scratch and thus damage the surface. Acidic products or those containing chloride, e.g. lemon, vinegar, oven spray and the like, also damage the aluminium.

Cleaning enamel

Enamel is a glass-like coating and is therefore very sensitive to knocks. Be careful when using hard and pointed objects. Fruit juices can stain the enamel surface when left to soak in for a long period of time. In order to avoid this, you need to rinse them off quickly.
With daily use, scratches or dull spots can occur over time.
These defects are of course not covered by our warranty.
Please use only mild household washing-up liquids to clean, definitely not scouring agents.

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Cleaning plastic sinks

These built-in sinks are manufactured from a very high-quality, durable plastic.
Household washing-up liquids and cleaning products can be used, with the exception of scouring powders. Stubborn dirt can be removed with dishwasher powder. Lime scale deposits from hard water can be removed with vinegar or lime scale removers.
Although the material is resistant to all household chemicals, we recommend that you rinse them away after use. Plastic sinks should not be used as a cutting surface, as knives leave marks.

Cleaning plastic parts

Drawers, cutlery inserts, inset dishes, carousel shelves, containers, plastic profiling, fridges and freezers can be cleaned with a mild washing-up liquid and a damp cloth. Do not use aggressive or scouring products.

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Maintaining moving parts

Hinges, especially on frequently used doors, should be lightly oiled once a year.
The same applies to other fittings with steel hinges. The plastic moving parts do not require regular maintenance.

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Electrical appliances

Please follow the care advice in the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Each appliance comes with its own instructions for use.

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Glass ceramic hobs

You should clean your glass ceramic hob after each use, as even small dirt particles can burn the next time it is switched on. You can remove light dirt with a damp cloth, then dry it well. Make sure that sugar or sugary food (e.g. jam) is not left to burn onto the hob. Remove immediately with a damp cloth.
Remove stubborn dirt, lime scale and water marks, as well as metallic residue from pans, with special cleaner for hobs.
Burnt-on residue is best removed when the hob is still hot with a blade or scraper. See also the manufacturer’s operating instructions.

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Built-in ovens

Please follow the care advice in the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Each appliance comes with its own instructions for use.

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Extractor hoods

Make sure you clean regularly in order to ensure the continued functioning of the appliance. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for care and use.
To prevent steam penetrating wood components of hoods and surrounding units, always switch the extractor fan on when cooking.

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Dishwashers

Once the cycle has finished, the dishwasher should not be opened straight away, as the escaping steam can cause damage to the worktops above and to the adjacent units.
When the cycle has finished, the steam condenses on the internal walls and drains away. You should wait 30 minutes before taking the dishes out. Make sure that the protective strip is fitted correctly above the dishwasher (underneath the worktop). Also read the manufacturer’s operating instructions!

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Steam and heat

We offers various protective coverings to protect your furniture from steam, moisture and heat. Don’t let steam and heat from small electrical appliances like microwaves, coffee machines, kettles and egg boilers penetrate directly into the furniture! Clouds of steam may result in moisture impregnating wood components and causing them to swell.
Always switch on the extractor fan when cooking. Oven housings for foil-wrapped doors are supplied with matching heat shield strip.

GENERAL SAFETY ADVICE

Intended use

Our kitchen furniture and technical fittings were designed for use in kitchens for preparing food and other tasks associated therewith. Our kitchen furniture is not intended for uses other than those mentioned above. This applies in particular to the technical fittings, such as electrical appliances supplied with the kitchen. See also the instructions for operation and use from the relevant manufacturer. Parents must ensure that their children do not use the kitchen as a playground, as the use of electrical appliances and kitchen fittings can be dangerous. Parents have a responsibility to look after their children and thus avert such dangers. The kitchen should also not be used for climbing or sitting on.

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Warning

In these instructions we use the following symbols to warn you of sources of danger.

Warning: Danger of death
This sign warns you of dangers caused by electric current.

Warning: Danger of injury
This sign warns you of the dangers caused by machinery.

GENERAL SAFETY ADVICE

Maximum weight load

Units
50 kg/plinth foot (including weight of unit)
Shelves and glass shelves
50 kg / m²
Drawers / deep drawers
including net weight with carcase depth 560 mm:
30 kg per drawer
30 kg per drawer / interior deep drawer
50 kg per deep drawer > 600 mm
65 kg per deep drawer > 1000 mm
Pull-out larder unit
18 kg per basket
max. 100 kg total weight
including fitting and front
Tandem-Solo larder unit with pull-out basket
16 kg per basket max. 100 kg total weight
including fitting and front
Corner unit with swing-out carousel shelves (also LeMans)
25 kg per carousel shelf
Corner carousel (80 and 90 cm wide)
20 kg per shelf
Corner wall unit with carousel shelves
8 kg per shelf
3-D deep drawer unit
12 kg per shelf
Base unit with pull-out table
25 kg

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Fitting/Installation

Due to safety requirements, kitchen installation should only be carried out by suitable qualified professionals. The contents of the instructions for installation should be used as the basis for kitchen installation.
When installing a kitchen, you must be aware of the location of water and gas pipes and electricity cables when drilling holes.
Fitting and connecting electrical and gas appliances as well as connecting the mains water supply must be carried out by qualified experts, taking into account the relevant regional safety regulations. The manufacturer’s installation instructions must be followed.

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Wall units and furniture parts with wall fastenings

When fastening wall units and other furniture parts to the wall (or the ceiling) you must take into account the composition of the wall structure. Suitable fastening materials must be used for the relevant type of wall, e.g. lightweight or hollow walls require special fastening means that are available from specialist suppliers. The strength of the fastening (including wall/ceiling composition) must be tested accordingly during the installation to make sure that the Rawl plugs do not break apart when pressure is applied.
The secured fastening of the wall units/furniture parts is part of the installation and is not the responsibility of the manufacturer.

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Securing against tipping/Wall fastening

Tall units, larder units and base units with pullouts and lateral free hanging wall units must be properly secured to a wall or the floor (with a bracket which secures against tipping). The current installation instructions are to be used as the basis for this.

Larder units
Tall units
Free hanging wall units

Tip: Unsecured units are at risk of falling down.

ADVICE ON USE

Drawers

Description
The full pullouts move using an intelligent steel frame system. The high-quality frame system guarantees light and silent operation and extreme load-bearing capacity, which have been proven time and again in continuous operation testing. All drawers and pullouts in the professional range of fittings also have a special damping system that ensures particularly soft and silent closing that is gentle on the materials.

ConceptPlus /Concept

Removing the drawers:
Pull the drawers out as far as they will go. Release the drawers by lifting them up, then put the drawers back on the runners and pull them out.

Fitting the drawers:
Pull both runners all the way out of the unit. Put the back of the drawers onto the runners. Push the drawers all the way in, then lower them back onto the runners and push in until you hear them snap in.

Adjusting the front of the drawers

Adjusting the height
Adjusting to the left/right

see illustration above

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Clip-on hinge

Adjusting a door:
Remove cover cap.
a) height b) side and c) depth can be adjusted with the appropriate screws. Clip on cover caps.


Removing a door:
Pull the hinge from the side with the lever.

Fitting a door:
Insert hinges at the front of the base plate and press until they click into place.

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Removing and fitting the plinth panel

The plinth panel clip keeps the plinth panel in place. The plinth panel is removed by pressing the panel downwards and sliding the clip to the left.

To fit the plinth panel, place it against the bottom of the plinth foot and press against the floor, then secure it by sliding the clip to the right.

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Plinth step ladder

Pull the step ladder right out of the base unit plinth.

Using both hands (the left one on the plinth panel, the right one on the locking mechanism), unfold the step ladders.

Position the step ladder securely. Reverse the procedure to collapse and store in the unit plinth.

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Cleaning instructions for glass slats

Hold the back of the two-part set behind the slightly open sectional door. Move the front (with handle) along the glass panel, near the back. You can let go of the back now, as the magnet will hold it in place. Now you can close the door and clean the dust from both the front and back of the glass panel.