Kitchens Care

Care

The materials information sheets contain all the information you need
about caring for surfaces.
 

Laminate

Model avaiable:
Carol, City, Dream, Flirt, Liberamente, Life, Mood, Play, Rainbow, Scenery, Tess, Tribe.

Cleaning.
For routine maintenance of Laminate and Melamine doors, use a soft cloth and a neutral detergent, or simply a micro-fibre cloth (available from Scavolini Dealers).
To remove stubborn dirt use a soft brush and/or sponge with a liquid or neutral detergent. 
Remove all traces of detergent with a dry cloth to prevent the surface from losing its shine or becoming smeared.

Lime scale stains.
For surfaces use detergents containing weak acids (10-15% acetic acid, diluted citric acid). For less stubborn lime scale stains, a sponge dampened with warm water or a little vinegar may be sufficient.

Biro marks.
Ink stains may be removed using alcohol and a cloth..

Do not:
- use steel wool pads, products containing abrasive creams or powder detergents which might ruin the shine of the surface
- use acetone and thinner
 

Lacquered finishes

Models available:
Baccarat, Baltimora, Carol, City, Dream, Evolution, Flirt, Flux, Home, Liberamente, Life, Mood, Play, Rainbow, Reflex, Sax, Scenery, Tess, Tetrix, Tribe.

Cleaning.
For routine care of Lacquered doors, use a soft cloth and non-abrasive detergent or just a micro-fibre cloth (available from Scavolini dealers). In case of stubborn stains, a very weak solution of ethyl alcohol may be used to clean gloss lacquered doors only. Wipe any liquids off the door immediately to prevent lingering stains.

Scratches in the varnish.
In the case of slight chips in the paint caused by knocks, use the “touch-up bottle” supplied with the kitchen; correctly applying the right amount of paint to the door.

Do not:
- use acetone, thinner, trichloro-ethylene, ammonia or ethyl alcohol (only for use diluted on gloss doors) and abrasive creams or steel wool pads which would cause permanent scratching of the doors.
 

Wood

Models available:
Amélie, Atelier, Baltimora, Belvedere, Carol, City, Cora, Dream, Esprit, Flux, Focus, Grand Relais, Home, Liberamente, Life, Long Island, Madeleine, Margot, Mood, Play, Rainbow, Reflex, Regard, Scenery.

Although we treat our wooden doors using the best varnishes, damage due to continuous leaks, water dripping and steam cannot be completely prevented.

It is important to remember that wood is a hygroscopic material; in other words, it exchanges humidity with the environment.

It tends to expand in very damp settings and shrink when conditions are very dry. It is therefore important to dry doors if water spills or steam condenses on their surfaces, and to remember to switch on the extractor hood every time you cook. Where the climate is particularly damp or dry, the kitchen should be fitted with a system which will keep the humidity level within suitable limits.

These small precautions will help you to keep all your kitchen’s qualities and natural beauty intact. In all events, do not worry if the wood expands or shrinks a little at different times of year; this is not a defect, but the natural movement of a “live” product.

Cleaning.
For routine maintenance of Wooden doors, use a soft cloth, or a micro-fibre cloth (available from Scavolini Dealers) dampened with water, always cleaning along the grain.
For deeper cleaning, use a cloth with a small quantity of non-abrasive detergent instead of water, then rinse with the cloth well wrung out and dry all surfaces thoroughly.

Do not:
- use aggressive products such as ethyl alcohol, stain remover, thinner, acetone, trichloro-ethylene or bleach
- use abrasive products
- expose your kitchen to direct sunlight, to delay the process of colour variation the Wood may undergo over time.
 

Steel

Models available:
Carol, City, Crystal, Dream, Flux, Home, Life, Mood, Play, Rainbow, Tess.

Cleaning.
To keep steel in good condition, remember to clean the surface with soap and water or a neutral detergent, rubbing with a non-abrasive synthetic sponge parallel to the satin finish; rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth if necessary.
Surfaces can also be cleaned using a micro-fibre cloth (available from Scavolini Dealers), or “Clin&Clin” disposable wipes, also available from Dealers.

Water stains.
Even the purest of water may still contain salts, iron, lime and chemical substances (acids or bases) which may cause oxidation or corrosion on stainless steel surfaces. To remove water stains only use products designed especially for Stainless Steel, following the instructions on the product’s label.

Stubborn stains (lime scale, hot grease).
Use hot white-wine vinegar or alcohol. Rinse with plenty of water and dry with a soft cloth. Should the stainless steel lose its shine after a while, clean using one of the special detergents or creams easily available in stores; do not use “Inox Creme Franke” paste on steel doors, because although its slightly abrasive effect removes stains it will reduce the door’s shine.

Do not:
- use detergents which contain chlorine or chlorine compounds, since they may react with the composition of the steel and cause irreparable stains or corrosion,
- use steel wool pads, abrasive substances or powdered detergents, because steel scratches easily.
 

Tempered glass

Models available:
Crystal, Liberamente, Scenery, Tetrix.

Cleaning.
For effective cleaning use simply a soft, damp cloth and a non-abrasive detergent. Do not use steel wool pads, abrasive substances or powdered detergents. The inside of the door also requires cleaning and care during use.

Caution:
To prevent breakages, try to avoid sharp knocks.