CARE GUIDES

Here you'll find all the information you need for caring for your new kitchen. How to clean, maintain & take care of all the various materials that make up your beautiful new space.

All the information gathered on this page has been collected from our suppliers & manufacturers; so I'd recommend that you follow their guide lines to ensure that you get the best from your Helium kitchen.

Any questions at all, just get in touch with me.

Francesca

Timber Painted doors

When cleaning timber and veneered kitchen doors use a 5% liquid soap and 95% water solution. Wipe down the doors with a damp cloth, following the natural grain and dry off with a soft clean cloth. Any cooking splashes should be wiped off immediately to prevent staining; harsh chemicals and furniture polish must NOT be used.

Please also be aware that as timber is a natural product, it will mellow or slightly warp over time. All of our timber doors are painted to to order so any future orders or additional doors may vary slightly in colour.

Lacquered doors

Gloss & Matt

As with timber doors, a 5% liquid soap and 95% water solution is the best option for cleaning. Dry off with a soft cloth for a streak-free finish. Any cooking splashes should be wiped off immediately to prevent staining; harsh chemicals and furniture polish should NOT be used.

Laminated doors & worktops

All of our Egger laminated products are generally really hard wearing & low maintenance. While I can't go into the full details here, please feel free to download the official Egger care guide to understand how to properly look after your doors, worktops & cabinet interiors.

Quartz Worktops

Quartz is naturally a very robust product. It shouldn't need to much care & attention on a daily basis but please download the Silestone care guide below to understand better how to use & care for your beautiful new work surface.

DEKTON Worktops

Dekton is one of the hardest wearing worktop materials & is incredibly easy to use & keep. Get all the information you need by downloading the care guide below. 

SENSA Granite Worktops

Our range of granites (produced by Cosentino - the masterminds behind Silestone) are some of the hardest wearing on the market. They have been treated with a SenGuard technology that makes them repel water, stains & bacteria. Caring for granite has never been easier.

Timber Worktops

Following just a few simple rules will help you get the best out of your solid wood worktop. Our recommendations are as follows:

Spillages

Be sure to mop up any spillages immediately with a clean dry cloth. Liquids should not be allowed to pool on the surface or stand for a length of time.

Direct Cutting

Do not cut directly onto the worktop. Please place a chopping board or butcher's block on top of the worktop surface for this purpose.

Direct Contact: Pots, Pans, and Other Items

Do not place hot, wet or dirty pots and pans straight onto the worktop. The worktop needs extra protection against such items; stainless steel hotrods are the perfect addition for this purpose and can be purchased alongside your worktop. In fact, most metal vessels (such as tin/aluminium cans, iron, copper, or steel containers) can stain the timber and as such contact between the two should be avoided.

Cleaning

Wipe worktops down regularly with a damp (not wet), lint-free cloth, warm water and a small amount of soap. We do not recommend using multi-purpose cleaning products which contain chemicals as this may damage the worktops. Please also avoid the use of scouring pads. If a scouring pad is used, the worktop may need to be re-oiled afterwards.

Oiling

To maintain the fine quality of your solid wood worktop, be sure to oil regularly. Wood is a natural material and a proper course of oil treatment is essential to ensure a long and trouble-free life.

In the first few weeks of use, special care must be taken to prevent the worktops becoming stained before they have built up sufficient oil protection. In particular water must not be allowed to lie on the surface.

When the surface has a sheen, and water 'beads' or forms into droplets, you can tell that the worktop is in good condition. When the surface is dull and droplets don't form, you need to re-oil the worktop. Ideally, you should re-oil the surface before it quite gets to that stage.

New worktops will require treating frequently to build up their protection. However, as the protective layer builds up they will gradually require oiling less often. The environment in which it is fitted and the amount of wear and tear a surface receives will affect how often a worktop needs oiling. However, we would recommend regular re-oiling at least every three months.

SINKS & Taps

No matter if you chose a stainless steel, Purqartz or ceramic sink for your new kitchen, you can all find the care & maintenance info at the link below from our specialist manufacturer.

For copper & gunmetal sinks, please refer to the PVD section.