Caring For Your Kitchen


Whilst Melteca doors are hardwearing and water resistant, they can be damaged by water. Please contact you plumber immediately should any leaks or seepage occur.

Your kitchen cabinets are manufactured from durable Melteca and should be cleaned using a streak-free glass cleaner or a high quality micro-fibre cloth. For more difficult stains, start by using a dishwashing detergent on a damp cloth. To clean glass doors or aluminium doors, spray glass gleaner onto the cloth (not directly onto the glass). Alternatively use a high quality micro fibre cloth without cleaners. Arborform and Dezignatek vacuumed doors should be wiped over using a cleaning agent such as dishwashing detergent or Spray and Wipe. Under no circumstances should abrasive cleaners such as Jif or Ajax be used.


Your bench is manufactured from low maintenance high pressure laminate. Whilst heat and scratch resistant, care is still needed when taking pots and pans straight from the hob or oven - use a heatproof mat or board to protect the bench. Take care not to drag rough objects across the bench as scratches may damage the surface. And finally do not use a knife to cut directly onto the bench surface. Be aware that the base board of your bench does not have the same waterproof qualities as the top surface. Please contact your plumber immediately should any leeks or seepage occur. Your Granite bench top is one of the most hard-wearing stones and is almost impossible to scratch under normal kitchen use. It is not damaged by standing hot utensils on it (although this is not recommended) or by sharp knives, although diamond or tungsten implements can scratch the surface. Granite is also resistant to spills of substances such as acids and alcohol. However, thing such as beetroot, wine and cooking oil, particularly when hot, may cause a stain on your granite bench top if they are left too long, so you should always clean them up immediately.

Cleaning with dishwashing detergent is usually sufficient, however stubborn food stains may need full strength Handy Andy or Janola diluted 1 part to 3 water. For everyday of your Granite bench top we recommend wiping the surface of your bech top with warm, soapy water and a damp cloth, or use a good quality spray and wipe cleaner. Granite can also be polished with aerosol polishes such as pledge.


Cooking appliances have either a powder coated or stainless exterior finish. You should always refer to the particular manufacturer's guidance for their recommended cleaning techniques. However, as a general guide you might find the following useful.

Use dishwashing detergent to clean the black or white powder coated finish on you hob or oven. Scouring products such as Jif or Ajax should not be used.

Always wipe with detergent based cleaner and never use scouring products e.g. Jif or Ajax. To remove finger marks and smears we recommend use of a high quality micro fibre cloth. Avoid aggressive detergents such as oven cleaner coming in contact with stainless steel.

Clean with specialist ceramic hob cleaners available from your supermarket. Burnt on spills can be scraped off using either a glass scraper or the scraper provided by the hob manufacturer.

Food trapped in the door seals can be the cause of dishwasher odours. Clean periodically with a damp sponge to prevent this occurring. To clean the exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher use a cloth and warm soapy water. Do not use solvents of abrasive cleaning products. Spots and stains on the interior surface are best moved using white vinegar on a damp cloth.

2 Brothers Joinery sinks are manufactured from high quality stainless steel which provides a surface with maximum durability. However, stainless steel can be scratched or scuffed. When scuffing does occur, please remember that this is normal and the effect will become uniform with age. The high quality stainless steel will not lose its attractive shine.

Regular cleaning is important to maintain the appearance of your sink. Wipe with a soft, soapy cloth, rinse and dry after every use. Drying is very important to eliminate any film build-up that may develop from hard water deposits.

Bleaches containing hypochlorite will attack stainless steel and cause pitting and staining. Silver dip cleaners containing acids which attack stainless steel and leave a permanent stain. Certain foods, when left for prolonged periods can cause pitting and corrosion. Examples are citric fruit juices, salt, vinegar, mustard, pickles and mayonnaise. Strong acids can damage stainless steel (eg. Photographic developing liquids or denture cleanser). If they come into contact with the sink, they should be washed away immediately with clean water.

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