The kitchen commences its life after its assembly. Its good condition and functionality depend on the way it is used and maintained. Dialog kitchens are intended for domestic use and are designed to be of your service without any fault for many years. The advice we would like to give you on their operation and maintenance, are a preventive measure and your assistant in case of need. Different factors such as: water, moisture, fumes, sun, heat, cold, fats, acids, foods, drinks, cleaning detergents, abrasives, kitchen utensils, electrical appliances, human negligence, etc. may cause various defects to the kitchen, some of which may be irreparable. What does normal operation mean, according to Dialog? The primary purpose of the kitchen is to be used for cooking food. When we are overtaken by culinary euphoria and we go on a cooking adventure, let’s enjoy the fact of doing that in our much loved kitchen!
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There are no special requirements as to the maintenance of the HPL worktops. They are not polished or impregnated. In order to keep their good appearance, simply clean them well. In most of the cases, a wet cloth and liquid soap will be enough to remove the soiling.
Please follow the operating instructions listed above – do not place hot utensils directly on the HPL worktop, do not cut directly on it, do not allow the connections between the worktops and the sealing edges to be soaked with water, dry the water protector on the bottom side of the worktop, particularly in the area around the sink, over and at the sides of the dishwasher, do not step on the narrow strip around the hob and the sink, do not clean with abrasives.
The HPL layer /hard brown foil under the decorative colour coat/ is 0.6-0.8 mm thick and is of exceptional hardness and impermeability. The colour of the coat will nor change significantly, even after using it for 10 years.
The maintenance and good appearance of the natural granite and marble worktops require their periodical polishing and impregnation. The following guidelines have been made on the basis of one of the best products for maintenance of natural stone "AKEMI" – Germany. The maintenance kit includes: cleaner, impregnator for protection against stains, polisher, brush, mixing cup, sponge, polishing cloth and an additional piece of cloth.
Removes building stains, polish coatings, wax, cement, oils, soot and resin, paint residues. The product is slightly alkaline, contains bio-degradable tensides and solvents, fatty alcohols, 2-ethynol , trisodium acetate. It does not contain phosphates, acids and lixivium.
Dilute with water in proportion 1:1 to 1:50 depending on the severity of soiling of the stone. Wear suitable gloves. Apply on the surface. Leave it to stay for 10-20 minutes. In case of stubborn stains, rub with a brush or sponge. Wash with plenty of water. Do not apply on rubber and synthetic materials. In case of doubt, try it on a place which is not so visible.
Harmful to the eyes. Avoid contact with the skin. Keep away from the reach of children. Do not swallow and inhale. In case of contact with the eyes or skin, wash with plenty of water. Wear protective gloves.
Ingredients – petroleum, heavy alkylate, propan-2-ol, n-butyl acetate. It has protective impregnating action against water and oily stains, for polished and porous stone. The impregnator is silicon-based, does not become yellow and lasts for several years. After it hardens, it is not harmful to the health. It allows the stone to breathe. With some stones, it has the effect of enhancing the colour.
The surface needs to be clean and dry. Test it on a small area in order to judge the effect and the quantity needed. It should be applied at ambient temperature of 5-25 degrees, avoid direct sunlight and moisture until the protective layer is formed. Apply evenly over the whole surface in one or several coats by means of a brush, roll, cloth which does not leave fibre residues, depending on the absorbing capacity of the stone. After about 30 minutes after the last coat, absorb the liquid which has not dried using a piece of cloth. Use chamois for polished surfaces. The impregnator will be effective after about two days, full hardening is achieved after a week.
Easily flammable. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes. Keep away from the reach of children. Do not swallow or inhale. In case of contact with the eyes or skin, flush with plenty of water. The substance is not suitable for impermeable surfaces, gypsum, plasters, varnished surfaces and surfaces sensitive to solvents, as well as plants. An excessive quantity of the product leads to the formation of stains.
Ingredients – petroleum, reduced SilicoSan, petroleum – heavy alkylate, reactive silicon oils, lubricating and polishing agents. It restores the shine of the natural granite and marble. Protects against stains and has impermeable properties. Removes soiling and scratches from worktops.
Clean the stone thoroughly and leave it to dry well. Shake the package well before use. Apply a thin layer using a soft cloth. Wait until it is dry and polish with a soft cloth. For optimal effect, do not clean the treated surface for 2-3 days. To clean periodically, use soft soap for stones.
The silicon-based stone polisher is suitable only for polished and smooth surfaces. Flammable. It is not irritating. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep away from the reach of children. Do not swallow and inhale. Keep in cool, dry and ventilated spaces. Keep away from heat and direct sunlight
Please follow the operating instructions listed above – do not place hot utensils directly on the stone worktop, do not cut directly on it, dry the connections between the worktops and the wall panels, do not step on the narrow strip around the hob and the sink, do not clean with abrasives.
Paste-like product made of high-quality waxes with double action. It cleans, refreshes, polishes and restores the shine of the surface of worktops, edges, walls, etc. of marble, granite, ceramic granite and other natural stones. It guarantees quick extraction of dirt and renders an excellent shine without the use of solvents. Appearance – creamlike; Colour – whitish; Odour – characteristic; Solubility in water – soluble; packing – 250 gr box, 2 pieces of special tissues, 1 sponge
Apply the product over the surface which is to be treated using the enclosed sponge, leave it to dry. After that, clean and polish with the piece of cloth included in the packing. With 1 kg of the product there can be treated about 50 m2 of compact slightly absorbing material
Do not inhale or swallow! Keep away from the reach of children!
The maintenance of kitchen worktops with polished surface does not require protective treatment. For good shine, it is recommended periodical polishing with polishers such as Stoneplus by Fila. Cleaning is carried out using water solution of liquid soap, washing powder or washing up liquids available on the market. The acids of food products and liquids /vinegar, wine, coffee, juice/ do not influence the surface in contrast with the alkaline substances which, after aggressive and continuous rubbing on the same spot, give a mat finish to the polished surface. In order to remove stubborn stains /including rust stains/ you can use Deterdek by Fila and PS87 by Fila. First try out on an area which is not too visible or on a separate piece of material.
Please follow the operating instructions listed above – do not place hot utensils directly on the technical stone worktop, do not cut directly on it, dry the connections between the worktops and the wall panels, do not step on the narrow strip around the hob and the sink, do not clean with abrasives, do not rub aggressively and continuously on the same spot.
The maintenance of kitchen worktops with treated /rough/ surface requires periodical application of a protective layer of the Stoneplus product of Fila. Rough surfaces are prone to soiling of the surface layer. Stains do not penetrate deeply, however, the rough structure makes their removing difficult. Cleaning is carried out using water solution of liquid soap, washing powder or washing up liquids available on the market. In order to remove stubborn stains /including rust stains/ you can use Deterdek by Fila and PS87 by Fila. First try out on an rea which is not too visible or on a separate piece of material.
Please follow the operating instructions listed above – do not place hot utensils directly on the technical stone worktop, do not cut directly on it, dry the connections between the worktops and the wall panels, do not step on the narrow strip around the hob and the sink, do not clean with abrasives.
The care for the solid doors of Dialog kitchens consists of ensuring a normal climate in the kitchen and in case you want to keep the good aesthetic appearance – polishing once a year using a polisher for solid wood furniture /e.g. Pronto/. The finish of the doors is satin and mat. Manual polishing with a high-quality product improves the shine and protects the coat. Before use, read the instructions, try the product on an area which is not too visible, do not press or rub too hard. Use soft cotton /clean/ towel. You have to clean the doors before polishing them. Suitable are the products intended for cleaning and degreasing of glass, very diluted /with water/ alcohol-based products, as well as a slightly damp cloth with very diluted liquid soap. Movements should follow the fladder direction. Thus you will ensure in-depth cleaning even of the slightest pores. Dry if needed
Do not use hard /rough/ textile, sponge or abrasive. Unsuitable cleaners are those containing acetone, ammonia and compounds, chlorine, acid. Elil 10D of Dialog kitchens is also not recommended. Excessive and prolonged humidity in new houses, exposure to high temperatures and sunlight lead to deformations and damage to the solid wood doors. When the operating instructions for the kitchen are not followed, along the edges of the doors adjoining the oven and the dishwasher will occur scaling of the varnish. The appearance of scratch marks due to the use of the kitchen is normal.
Solid wood is a natural, live material. It is good to know and respect its properties. Prior to manufacturing of the doors, the timber is subjected to a sequence of drying processes in order to achieve a certain moisture level. The most important issue in the whole manufacturing process of doors is that the moisture level which has been achieved should not change /increase/ up to and during the final treatment – varnishing. After this treatment the doors, fronts and accessories of solid wood can withstand a temperature from 5 to 35 degrees and humidity from 50 to 70% – typical values for home conditions. The solid doors of the Dialog kitchens are made of oak, ash-tree and cherry. They have processed pores, exceptionally beautiful finish and guaranteed quality of the coat. In a dry state, oak timber has very high density – an average of 750 kg/m3, Brinell hardness – an average of 3.5; ash-tree 700 kg/m3, Brinell hardness – an average of 3.9; cherry 600 kg/m3, Brinell hardness – an average of 3.1. The good properties as to hardness, sturdiness, longevity, impermeability and the beautiful texture make them a material which is irreplaceable for manufacturers and preferred by connoisseurs.
There are no special requirements about doors with varnish coat. Varnished doors are easy to clean because the coat is smooth, relatively hard and continuous, i.e. without any interruptions between surfaces, edges, corners. The finish is 100% polish, with mirror effect and its impermeability is close to zero /applies to intact, unimpaired coat/. Soling is removed using water solution of liquid soap, washing up liquid, washing powder or products for cleaning and degreasing of glass. Use a soft cotton towel.
Do not use hard /rough/ textile, sponge or abrasive. Unsuitable cleaners are those containing acetone, ammonia and compounds, chlorine, acid. Elil 10D of Dialog kitchens is also not recommended. Do not expose to direct sunlight and high temperature. If the varnish coat is intact, the increased and continuous humidity of the room will not affect the doors.
For the varnished doors of Dialog kitchens we have used polyurethane varnish with UW protection. The colour of the coat will change insignificantly over the years. The appearance of traces of scratching and the decreased polish shine as result of the use of the kitchen are normal. By machine or manual polishing, the shine of the coat will be restored and the scratches will disappear. Polishing pastes are used for this purpose. It is recommended to be carried out in the factory.
There are no special requirements for the maintenance of these doors. They should not be polished or impregnated. They have smooth and rough structure which is cleaned in the same way. Soling is removed using water solution of liquid soap, washing up liquid, washing powder or products for cleaning and degreasing of glass. Use a soft cotton towel. Always dry. In case of stubborn stains you can use Elil 10D of Dialog kitchens.
Do not use hard /rough/ textile, sponge or abrasive. Unsuitable cleaners are those containing acetone, ammonia and compounds, chlorine, acid. Do not rub the edges and corners too hard. Do not expose to direct sunlight and high temperature. Increased and continuous humidity in new houses, continuous hot evaporations from the oven, dishwasher and other appliances may lead to unsticking of the edging, deformation of the particle board and change in the colour of the laminate. The appearance of traces of scratching as result of the use of the kitchen are normal. The surface appearance cannot be restored.
The thickness of the laminate /in gr/m2/ is an important quality indicator and varies for each producer of particle boards. So is the materials used in the particle boards. The rough coat and wood décor is harder as compared to the smooth structure and monochrome colour. The resistance to wear and tear, as compared to the HPL worktops and wall panels, is smaller and that is why the material is used mainly for doors and casings. The ABS edging /acrylbutadienstyrol/ is harder than the PVC edging /polyvinylchloride/. The weak spot of the laminated particle board doors is their edges, in the area where the plate is sealed to the edging. In factory conditions, the edging is sealed at a temperature of the glue of 200 degrees. When used at home, it is enough to be subjected to a temperature of 80 degrees for 1-2 minutes and it will come unstuck. Any liquid which falls on the particle board – edging connection will penetrate deeply and deform the material /regardless of the quality of gluing of the particles/. The colour of the coat will change insignificantly over the years.
The upward opening mechanisms Aventos, the drawing out, turning and corner mechanisms, the leading mechanisms of the Metabox and Tandembox drawers and the hinges do not require lubrication or any other maintenance.
Turn off the switch of the electrical cabinet /pull down the fuse/ when you clean any appliance thoroughly. Turn off the switch of the electrical cabinet for the kitchen and the main switch when you leave small children in the room without supervision. Do not plug an electrical appliance with wet hands /toaster, coffee machine, mixer, etc./ Close the valve of the gas bottle /especially if it is inside the kitchen/ when you finish cooking. Do not hang on the suspended cupboards, especially on the top or bottom sides – it is nearly impossible for them to fall /tear out of the wall/ in spite of such an intervention, however, you might get hurt if some of the details break. Do not forget that when you light the gas hob without a utensil on it and if the extractor hood is working, you may start a fire.