With proper care your Empire Millwork cabinets will retain their beauty for a lifetime. The following care guidelines are recommended for the care and maintenance of your cabinets.
General information & simple guidelines
Basic Cleaning for Wood:
Laminate, Thermoform & Painted wood surface care:
Temperature change & excess moisture
Extremes in temperature and moisture can cause materials to expand and contract, eventually damaging the finish.
Base ovens; self cleaning ovens must be pulled forward clearing the base cabinet a minimum of 6-12" when self cleaning feature is activated.
Counter-top appliances; Care must be taken when using kettles, coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens, rice cookers, portable grills and any other heat/steam generating appliances. This is to ensure that upper doors and cabinet are not subjected to excessive temperature and/or moisture.
Cabinet Interiors; To clean, simply wipe with a clean, soft damp cloth and dry immediately. Never use kitchen cloths or sponges that might have detergent or grease on them.
To remove food residue or grease, use any common dishwashing liquid (not detergent) or solution of mild soap and water. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. If a spill occurs, clean and dry immediately. Left unattended, a spill can soak through the laminate or wood surface and cause damage.
Wood is a natural product; no two trees are alike. Branches, sap, and hard and soft areas of the tree, result in knots, sap lines, mineral streaks, colour variances and other natural distinctions. It is these features which form part of the beauty of natural solid wood; such natural characteristics are not defects and are often much more significant on the back of the doors or drawer fronts. Colour variation may also be noticeable between the stiles (vertical edges) and the rails (horizontal edges) due to the grain going in opposing directions and reflecting light differently. A minor amount of wood filler is normal on cabinet doors. All of these factors cause variances in the finished product.
If you don't enjoy the natural effects of real wood, we suggest you choose a finish that will conceal these variances, or use a manufactured product.
Use the hinge diagram to adjust the appropriate screws to correct minor door adjustments.
If your cabinet door seems to be offset to the left or right, adjust the lateral position. To adjust the lateral position of the cabinet door from –4 mm to +0.5m, turn screw #1.
If the cabinet door is sticking out too much, adjust the depth. The depth of the cabinet door can be adjusted from 0 mm to 3 mm by adjusting screw #2.
If your door is too high or low on your cabinets or one corner is higher than the other; adjust the height of the door. For an adjustment between –2 mm and +2 mm, turn screw #3. These adjustments can be made independently of each other.
Empire Millwork warrants to the original consumer purchaser of the Empire Millwork cabinets that under normal use, the cabinets will be free from defects in materials and workmanship from the date of delivery for one year after the consumer purchased them. In the event that there is a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use during the warranty period, Empire Millwork will repair or replace the defect (at our option) free of charge within 45 days of written notification.
This warranty is void if the cabinets are damaged in transit, or if failure or damaged is caused by abuse, misuse, abnormal usage, faulty installation, damage in an accident, improper maintenance, or any repairs other than those authorized by Empire Millwork Ltd.
If components are replaced, Empire Millwork cannot guarantee that the finish of these replacements will exactly match the finish and appearance of the components in the residential application. This is due to the changes that occur during the woods' natural aging process, affecting its color and grain.
Limited Lifetime Warranty on Drawer Slides and Door Hinges
Drawer slides and door hinges used in Empire Millwork cabinets are warranted by the original manufacturer (not Empire Millwork) to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns the product. This original manufactures warranty is passed through to the original consumer purchaser and repair or replacement can be obtained through Empire Millwork.
This warranty does not cover: