Take care for a kitchen

By buying this "Gorenje Kitchen", you have chosen a high-quality Slovenian product. A kitchen is a product that is exposed to various factors on a daily basis. Therefore, kitchen furniture, as any other type of furniture requires proper care. In order to preserve the value of your kitchen for as long as possible, the enclosed instructions for care should be followed.

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    General

    Regardless of whether the surfaces are made of solid wood, veneered, lacquered, PVC film coated or made of particleboards (laminated doors), the following should not be used in a kitchen: liquid cleaners, waxes or emulsions containing fine sand particles - abrasives or solvents. Cleaners should not contain acetone, hydrochloric compounds, nitro solutions or solvents with the prefix tri- or tetra-.

    Under no circumstances should you use microfiber cloths and hot steam cleaners.

    The protective self-adhesive film protecting the surface of high gloss lacquered, foiled and acrylic doors is to be removed immediately before the completion of fine assembly work.

    Combinations of different laminate surfaces (directly laminated or glued, postforming laminate and foil coated) that are customarily used or combinated can vary in colour and this is not considered as grounds for complaint.

    Gorenje kitchens are manufactured in accordance with European quality standards developed in cooperation with the largest European kitchen furniture manufacturers. The quality of surfaces is assessed at daylight and from the distance of 70 cm. According to these standards, a certain number of imperfections (stains, dirt, scratches, blots) in total of up to 10 mm²/m² is permitted on all surfaces. Minimum dimension deviations and bending of doors (max. 1.5 mm/m¹) are allowable as well.

    If cabinet doors and bodies are made of solid wood and veneer, certain variations in structure and colour are possible due to natural material used, which cannot constitute a reason for complaint.

    Similarly, a maximum five percent deviation from the basic colour scheme is also allowed in lacquered and PVC or ABS laminated surfaces. Colour changes can also be caused by intensive and long lasting exposure to sunlight.


    Make sure that the room where you cook is appropriately ventilated and turn on the hood at all times.

    Despite the use of quality materials and proper surface treatment, the increasing temperature and steam can, over a certain period of time, cause damage on cabinets, doors and edges.

    Cooker hoods with frames made of wood or laminated wooden materials are not suitable for combining with gas or solid fuel cookers.

    Damage caused by improper use cannot constitute a reason for complaint.


    Always wait for at least 30 minutes after the completed cycle before opening the dishwasher.

    Early opening of the dishwasher can, over a certain period of time, cause damage and colour changes on surfaces affected by heat and steam (doors, parts of the frame, edges, lower side of the worktop), despite the use of quality materials.

    Damage caused by improper use cannot constitute a reason for complaint.


    Regularly check the silicone sealed places (corner joint of the countertop, sink cut-out ...).

    During cleaning it is important to avoid damaging these joints - in case of damage, they should be repaired.

    Any claims resulting from bad silicone seals are not eligible.


    Do not use high pressure or hot steam cleaning appliances to clean your kitchen.

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    Melamine laminated doors

    Melamine laminated (decorative particleboard) or foiled (PVC foil) doors should be cleaned with household cleaners or simply with warm water, a little dishwashing liquid and a soft cotton cloth. Dirt should be cleaned before it dries. Any moisture or water that remains on the surface after cleaning should be immediately wiped off with a soft, dry cloth. Tough stains such as oily droplets or glue residues can be removed with regular household cleaners. For safety reasons, test the cleaner before use by applying on the inner, less visible side.

    Polishing agents, rough and abrasive cleaners, hard and rough sponges and brushes as well as microfiber cloths are not suitable for cleaning melamine laminated doors. Avoid using cleaners and cleaning agents containing acetone, hydrochloric compounds, nitro solvents, solvents with the prefix tri- or tetra-.

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    Solid wood and veneered doors

    Wood is a natural, living material. Discrepancies in colour and structure as well as changes in colour resulting from longer exposure to light and sun rays are expected in natural materials and do not constitute grounds for complaint.

    Solid wood and veneered doors are lacquered with high quality lacquer and therefore generally require low maintenance. Dirt and stains should be cleaned before they dry. For cleaning, use a slightly damp cotton cloth and always clean in the direction of wood fibres.

    After cleaning with a damp cloth, wipe off the moisture with a dry cloth as soon as possible, especially from profiles, corners and edges.

    Despite the quality surface treatment, wood activity (swelling and shrinkage) may occur in extremely wet or dry rooms; it is therefore necessary to ensure a balanced room climate (temperature of 17-24 º C and humidity between 45 and 50%).

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    Lacquered doors

    Surfaces of lacquered doors are carefully treated with multiple layers of high quality polyurethane and acrylic lacquers. They are easily cleaned with household cleaners or warm water, dishwashing liquid and a soft cotton cloth. Dirt should be cleaned before it dries. Any moisture or water that remains on the surface after cleaning should be immediately wiped off with a soft, dry cloth. Tough stains such as oily droplets or glue residues can be removed with regular household cleaners.

    For safety reasons, test the cleaner before use by applying on the inner, less visible side. Peeling of lacquer resulting from wear does not constitute a reason for complaint.

    Polishing agents, hard and rough sponges and brushes as well as microfiber cloths are not suitable for cleaning lacquered doors. Avoid using cleaners and cleaning agents containing acetone, hydrochloric compounds, nitro solvents, solvents with the prefix tri- or tetra-.

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    "Acrylic" doors

    In the process of production, processing and assembly, acrylic surfaces are protected by a protective film that should be removed before use. Between the protective film and the acrylic surface, there is a thin layer of polish which, sometimes after the film is removed, occurs as a slight structure on the surface. In such case, the surface is simply wiped with a clean, soft cloth.

    To clean the dirt, use a soft cloth and an aqueous solution of soap or dishwashing liquid. Dust and dry dirt can be removed with a dry, soft cloth. To reduce static electricity, antistatic cleaners for plastic surfaces are recommended.

    To remove adhesives or seals from high gloss surfaces, use cleaning products which do not damage the acrylic surface. In no event should you use any running agents, abrasives and rough sponges.

    It is necessary to prevent contact between the surface and chemical cleaners, cleaners containing alcohol, acetone, nail polish removers, aromatic solvents, paint thinners, paraffin, petroleum, oils, etc.

    If minor scratches appear on the surface, they can be removed by polishing them with polish and a fine textile cloth; polishing can reduce larger scratches as well.

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    Cleaning of cabinets

    To clean cabinets, shelves and drawers, use a damp cloth and a dishwashing liquid or a glass cleaner. If a cloth is too wet, water can penetrate into slots, which might cause a swelling of the furniture. Any moisture or water that remains on the surface after cleaning should be immediately wiped off with a soft, dry cloth.

    Polishing agents, hard and rough sponges and brushes as well as microfiber cloths are not suitable for cleaning melamine laminated doors. Avoid using cleaners and cleaning agents containing acetone, hydrochloric compounds, nitro solvents, solvents with the prefix tri- or tetra-.

    Direct heat and hot steam escaping from appliances such as a water heater, coffee maker, toaster, egg boiler etc. can, over a certain period of time, cause damage to cabinets, doors and edges, so they should not be placed underneath wall cabinets.

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    Handles

    Handles are exposed to heavy wear in everyday use, so it is impossible to avoid wear and tear. They should be cleaned in the same manner as the plastic laminated doors.

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    Worktops

    All our worktops comply with the EU guidelines on the "use of kitchen worktops". Kitchen worktops are exposed to heavy wear, particularly the front edges. Their wear resulting from long lasting and frequent use cannot constitute a reason for complaint. Furthermore, signs of wear and tear are more visible on darker, monochromatic worktops compared to multi-coloured surfaces. Neither circumstance can constitute a reason for complaint.

    A uniform worktop surface, neither opened nor interrupted, is 100% moisture resistant.

    When installing the worktop, all joints are sealed professionally, but nevertheless, one should avoid placing flower pots, coffee makers, water heaters and other appliances with the risk of water leakage on the joints.

    Furthermore, any spilt water should be removed immediately.

    Always wait for at least 30 minutes after the completed cycle before opening the dishwasher.

    Early opening of the dishwasher can, over a certain period of time, cause damage and colour changes on surfaces affected by heat and steam (doors, parts of the frame, edges, lower side of the worktop), despite the use of quality materials.

    Damage caused by improper use cannot constitute a reason for complaint.

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    Melamine laminated worktops

    Melamine laminated worktops are best cleaned with household cleaners or simply with warm water, a little dishwashing liquid and a soft cotton cloth. Stains on the worktop should be removed immediately, before they dry. Avoid potential moisture; after cleaning, wipe the wet surface with a dry cloth. Tough stains, such as oily stains or glue can be removed with regular household cleaners. Test the cleaner before use by applying on the less visible side. Rough and abrasive cleaners, hard and rough sponges and brushes as well as microfiber cloths are not suitable for cleaning worktops. Furthermore, do not use cleaners containing acetone, hydrochloric compounds, nitro solutions or solvents with the prefix tri- or tetra-.

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    MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE LOADS OF CABINETS AND SHELVES

    Name Code Allowed load per rack
    Particleboard shelves max. 50 kg / m²
    Glass shelves max. 10 kg / m²
    Blum drawers max. 50 kg
    Standing cabinet U 15 K PO V 15 MR max. 30 kg
    Standing cabinet U 15 SK PO V 15 PV MR max. 30 kg
    Standing cabinet U 30 SK PO V 30 PV MR max. 30 kg
    Standing cabinet U 30 K PO V 30 MR max. 40 kg
    Standing cabinet U 80 SPK POM 80 MR max. 30 kg
    Standing cabinet U 90 SPK POM 90 MR max. 30 kg
    Corner cabinet U 110 EDD PO V 110 K MR max. 10 kg
    Corner cabinet U 110 LM PO V 110 K IPL max. 20 kg per rack
    Corner cabinet U 110 MC PO V 110 K MR inner rack max. 13 kg, door rack max. 6 kg
    Corner cabinet U 80/80 KD PO V 80x80 K MR max. 10 kg
    Corner cabinet U 80/80 KDR PO V 80X80 K MR V max. 20 kg per tray
    Corner cabinet U 90/90 KDR PO V 90X90 K MR V max. 20 kg per tray
    Corner cabinet U 90/90 STKD PO V 90x90 K MR DI max. 10 kg
    Corner cabinet U 90/90 STKDR PO V 90x90 K MR DIV max. 20 kg per shelf
    Wall cabinet O 60 GSN VSO N 60 OC max. 12 kg
    Wall cabinet O 90 GSN VSO N 90 OC max. 12 kg
    Wall cabinet O 15 K VSO 15 MR max. 20 kg
    Tall cabinet HN 30 KA VO N 30 MR I max. 20 kg per rack
    Tall cabinet HN 40 IK VO N 40 MR max. 30 kg
    Tall cabinet HN 60 IK VO N 60 MR max. 30 kg
    Tall cabinet HN 110 LM VO N 110 K IPL max. 20 kg per rack
    Tall cabinet H 30 KAD VO 30 MR max. 20 kg per rack
    Tall cabinet HH 30 KAD VOV 30 MR max. 20 kg per rack
    Tall cabinet H 60 FA VO 60 IK pull-out rack max. 18 kg, door rack max. 4 kg
    Tall cabinet HH 60 FA VOV 60 IK
    Tall cabinet H 40 BD VO 40 ČI max. 10 kg
    Tall cabinet H 60 BD VO 60 ČI max. 10 kg
    Shelf illum. Fokus BLBA 60,90,120 SD 60, 90,120 max. 10 kg / m
    Shelf illum. Focled GLLBA 60,90,120 SSPL 60,90,120 max. 6 kg / m
    Illuminated bottom LIBO 60,80,90,100 SD 60,80,90,100 max. 10 kg / m