Cabinet Hardware Did you choose the right cabinet hinge?
Speaking of kitchen hardware, the 'comers' who have renovated the kitchen can all be said to have a history of purchase. Don’t look at the kitchen hardware usually hidden in the cabinet, pressed under the cabinet, it looks very inconspicuous. In fact, they are an important supporting role for the green leaves in the kitchen. Without high-quality kitchen hardware, the kitchen at home will be separated from each other. The 'strike'.
Cabinet hardware, have you chosen the right cabinet hinge?
Speaking of kitchen hardware, the 'comers' who have renovated the kitchen can all be said to have a history of purchase. Don’t look at the kitchen hardware usually hidden in the cabinet, pressed under the cabinet, it looks very inconspicuous. In fact, they are an important supporting role for the green leaves in the kitchen. Without high-quality kitchen hardware, the kitchen at home will be separated from each other. The 'strike'. As the types of kitchen hardware on the market increase, the price and quality of kitchen hardware are naturally uneven. How do you choose kitchen hardware that you are satisfied with? Today we first talk about the number one supporting role in this kitchen-cabinet hinges.
The cabinet hinge is the connecting hardware connecting the cabinet door and the cabinet body. It not only supports the full weight of the cabinet door, but also withstands the test of opening and closing the cabinet door countless times. It can be said that it is the most important hardware in the kitchen.
From the perspective of the way the hinge is used on the door panel, there are generally two-point and three-point hinges, and at the same time, there are also multi-point positioning hinges. The so-called multi-point positioning means that the door panel can stay at any angle when it is opened, it will not be laborious to open, and it will not close suddenly, thus ensuring the safety of use. It is very suitable for use on the lift-up cabinet door.
From the perspective of the opening and closing of the cabinet door, the types of cabinet hinges can be roughly divided into two categories: the outer side and the inner side, and the outer side has the difference between a half cover and a full cover. In addition, there are hinges for connecting door panels of special materials, such as hinges for glass doors, hydraulic buffer hinges, etc. Generally, before the cabinet is installed, the cabinet designer will explain to you which of the above types of hinges should be purchased for the cabinet.
From the structural point of view, most of the hinges on the market are detachable and are divided into two parts: a base and a buckle. As far as the hinge material is concerned, most hinges are now made of cold-rolled steel. Good hinges are basically stamped and formed at one time, and have one to several layers of plating to ensure a smooth and thick feel that is not easy to be attached to moisture in the kitchen and not easy to be corroded.
★Look at the material and feel the good quality hinges feel thick and have a smooth surface. Moreover, it looks brighter due to the thick coating on the surface. This kind of hinge is strong and durable, with strong load-bearing capacity, and the cabinet door can be stretched freely, and the door will not be closed tightly. Inferior hinges are generally made of thin iron sheet welding, which is not so bright visually, and feels rough and thin.
★On-site testing At the purchase site, you can try a few more hinge samples. A good hinge has a soft force and uniform resilience when the door is opened; while a poor quality hinge has almost no resilience.
★Inquire more? In view of the current phenomenon of fish-eyes in the kitchen hardware accessories market, consumers should also inquire more when buying branded hinges to see if the hinge is two-stage or one-stage, or two-stage. The relative is better. This mainly depends on the elasticity of the spring in the hinge. Due to the large spring elasticity of the two-stage force, the elastic force of the spring when the cabinet door is opened from 0 degrees to 15 degrees is the same as the elastic force when the spring is opened from 15 degrees to 90 degrees; and the one-stage force is due to the small spring elasticity, so the cabinet door The spring force when opening from 0 degrees to 15 degrees is obviously greater than the spring force when opening from 15 degrees to 90 degrees, which is manifested in the obvious slowdown when the cabinet door is opened from 15 degrees to 90 degrees. In addition, hinges with bad springs will last longer and have worse elasticity and are easily damaged.
★Check the market situation. From the current market situation, the quality of kitchen hardware of famous brand products is relatively good, such as German Hettich, Mepla, 'Hyfule, Boss, Silla, Ferrari, BENO and other brands. Among them, foreign imported hardware is of the best quality, while many domestic products cannot withstand multiple openings and closings. However, it is also a foreign brand, which also has advantages and disadvantages, and there are several products imported, domestically produced, and joint ventures. For example, the products of Häfele are divided into imported and domestically produced products. When buying, not only look at the brand. At the same time, pay more attention to the specific origin. Of course, if you pay for one price, the price of a good product may be much higher than that of an ordinary product. However, the number of hinges required in the kitchen is limited, and the work undertaken is the most. It is believed that it will be the most affordable choice to install a few 'capable' hinges for your own kitchen.