Care & Cleaning
Care and Cleaning Guide PDF
Europa® cabinetry is designed to withstand the daily use associated with normal household activities and should be treated like fine furniture. Follow these simple recommendations to care for your cabinetry:
Wood, Melamine, Aluminum, Thermofoil, and Eurotek Cabinetry
Clean cabinet exteriors and interiors using a soft, damp cloth (not a paper towel) and a mild, non-detergent soap (we recommend 100 parts water and 1 part liquid dish soap). Dry immediately. Do not use abrasive soap pads, abrasive cleansers, steel wool, bottled spray cleaners, solvent-based cleaners or cleaners containing bleach. Wax or polish is not necessary and is not recommended. Excessive moisture can damage the finish. Do not spray cleaner directly on cabinet or allow moisture to seep into seams or joints. Do not leave damp cloths draped over cabinet doors or drawer fronts.
Wood and Eurotek Cabinetry
The tough, catalyzed varnish protecting your cabinetry is designed to resist foods, beverages and household agents normally found in today’s homes.
Thermofoils, while very durable, can be damaged by excessive heat. Properly installed Heat Shields protect cabinets adjacent to ovens, ranges and dishwashers. As a precaution, you may wish to open doors and drawers away from oven during high-temperature, self-cleaning cycles. Also, pull countertop appliances, such as toasters, ovens, grilles or coffee makers, out from under the cabinetry before use. Damage caused by excessive heat is not covered under warranty.
Stainless Steel Cabinetry
Stainless Steel cabinet doors should be cleaned using a soft cloth and any stainless steel cleaner available at your local supermarket.
The high-gloss surfaces of UltraLux are covered with a protective film from the manufacturer. Remove the film after cabinet installation. To clean, use a microfiber cloth, chamois or other very soft cloth with a non-abrasive soap or detergent. Do not use paper towels, brushes, scourers or scrapers and avoid harsh household cleaners and abrasives such as acetone, chloroform, benzene, ammonia, thinners, caustic soda, toluene, xylene, dichloromethane, amylacetate, glacial acetate acid, butyl alcohol, butyl acetate, cellusolve, cresols/phenols, ethylacetate, chlorinated solvents, halogenated solvents, methyl alcohol, methyl ethyl keytone and sink and toilet bowl cleaners. Safely remove any adhesive near the edges with mineral spirits.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your final project and we know that a great deal of your satisfaction will come from having your cabinetry installed by a qualified professional finish carpenter. The following guide is meant to be used as a supplement to carpenters who are trained and familiar with cabinetry installation techniques. It is not meant to be a stand-alone installation guide for DIY'ers.
Installation Tips PDF
Warning - Machining, Sanding, Sawing, or Drilling this product may produce wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Small nicks and scratches that occur during daily use can be repaired using the products in the touch-up kit. Follow all instructions printed on each product. Keep all touch-up products out of reach of children.
MARKER: Capillary markers are ready to use, just remove the cap. Valve Markers require shaking to mix the contents. Depress the valve to start flow of contents. Do not over-flood the felt tip.
FILL STICK: Fill damages with the stick and remove excess material by rubbing with a clean, dry, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to remove Fill Stick material from the repaired area.
Should you need a new repair kit, please call your local dealer.
After your kitchen cabinetry is installed, it may be necessary to adjust the functional hardware on the doors and drawers to ensure proper alignment of the doors and drawer fronts. Below, you'll find technical documents from our vendors that will explain in detail how these adjustments are to be made.
Hinge Adjustment Guides
Drawer Glide Adjustment Guides
Specialty Hardware Adjustment Guides
Spice Drawer Hardware Installation
If you need to order replacement parts, please contact your local Dealer.