Care instructions

How to look after your Keller Kitchen.

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The materials

Cleaning of cabinets and drawerboxes

Please use a cloth with a regular fluid yet mild cleaner to clean the interiors of your cabinets. Please use a dry cloth just after cleansing the
surfaces to avoid water penetrating into the joints, which might lead to swelling.

Wooden and veneered fronts

The surfaces of parts made of genuine wood are produced in several operations in wich varnish is used. A high-quality highly resistant structure of transparent varnish layers ensures protection of the surfaces. Remove any dirt and soiling immediately upon occurrence, if possible. In many cases detergents are not required at all. Rub or wipe always along the grain direction in order to remove the dirt out of the pores rather than rubbing it in. Aerosol cleaners are definetely unsuitable for
cleaning kitchen furniture. Wet pools should be avoided in any case, specifically on joints and the lower edges of the doors.

Synthetic and foil laminated fronts

The surfaces of the parts of our furniture consist of a high-quality melamine resin coating applied on a high-quality chipboard, or of an
MDF substrate material with a polymer flim.
Any water-soluble detergent common in a household is appropriate for application. Sanitary detergents, detergents containing scouring
or aggressive ingredients such as salmiac, actone, nitro dilution and solutions whose name begins with ,,tri” or ,,tetra” are unsuitable.


Parts made of solid wood

Despite diligence in manufacture and despite optimum protection of surfaces parts made of solid wood react in response to strong climatic variations - either by swelling or by shrinking. Wood is a natural material. Variations in colour under the influence of light cannot be prevented - despite radiation-absorbing properties of the varnish. The ideal humidity in the air ranges between 45% and 70%. Please maintain optimum environmental conditions by using air humidifiers or by appropriate airing. In such an approach please do not forget
to operate always your extractor hood.


Knobs and handles

The knobs and handles can be cleaned with normal, household cleaners except abrasives and dried with a dry cloth.


Mechanical parts and maintenance

Hinges and folding-door mechanism

The complex and expensive mechanism permits an almost maintenance-free application of the functional mechanism. It is sufficient once
a year to oil the doors or folding doors (flaps) moved with a particularly high frequency. One drop of oil on the respective armature joint is
sufficient. For oiling please use commercial fine oils such as oils for sewing-machines. Do not use animal greases. The rollers of the drawers
and chests of drawers are made of a high-performance synthetic material and must not be oiled.

Dishwashers

The steam deflector mounted on the underside of the working tops ensures protection of the tops, the deflector is part of the scope of
supply of your dishwasher. Let the drying period specified by the manufacturer lapse before you open the dishwasher.

Refrigerators and freezers

A magnetic strip in the door seal ensures the closing function. The formation of condensation water on parts of furniture and the formation of ice inside the appliances are signs of an insufficiently sealed closure of the cooling equipment. Check the position of your refrigerator and adjust the hinges on the door of your fridge such that it will be tightly closed.

Oven

The heat created during the cooking process must be dissipated to the front. When the oven is heated make sure that the oven door will always be completely open or completely closed. Definitely avoid opening of the door by a gap only or else the heat or steam escaping on the sides may cause damage to the synthetic or wooden parts.

Electric kettles, coffee machines and other small kitchen appliance

When water is heated steam is produced that can escape, as a rule, from kettles and coffee machines with barely any obstruction. Electric kettles and coffee machines should therefore never be placed underneath parts of furniture such as light shades or top cupboards because the rising steam will cause damage there in the long run. A defect or excessive use of the appliances may result in excessive heating. To avoid damage caused to work surfaces it is recommended that electric appliances should never be placed on combustible
bases.

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