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Kitchen testing

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What you need to know

A new kitchen is a big investment and must be fit for purpose. To reflect this our tests replicate regular use and even occasional misuse.

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Tests cover kitchen furniture (stability, safety, strength and durability), worktop tests and component tests, all of which give an assurance of performance.

We’re UKAS accredited to test domestic and commercial:

  • Kitchen storage units, including doors, shelves, carcasses
  • Worktops and surfaces, assessing abrasion, impact, scrape and scratch resistance; resistance to wet and dry heat; chemical resistance (to oils, acids, bleaches, tea and coffee)
  • Components, including hinges, handles and drawer runners

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