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Kitchen Testing Videos

How we Test Kitchen Furniture

See how we conduct a variety of tests on kitchen furniture, including worktops, adhesives, doors and drawers

BS 6222-3: 2017

Worktop Testing

Resistance to Cold Liquid attack (staining) tests called up as part of test elements in BS 6222-3: 2017 specification for Domestic kitchen equipment

BS EN 204:2016 and BS EN 205:2016

Adhesive Testing

Testing to BS EN 204:2016 Classification of thermoplastic wood adhesives for non-structural applications and also BS EN 205:2016. Adhesives. Wood adhesives for non-structural applications. Determination of tensile shear strength of lap joints

There are four grade types of adhesive – D1 to D4. Two sequences carrying out different condition test treatments and test durations on the lap joint

BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017

Cabinet Doors

Example of a ‘durability of flaps’ test under BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars. Performance requirements and test methods

Level H is 40,000 cycles, taking on average 5-6 days.

BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017

Drawer Testing

Testing to BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars. Performance requirements and test methods

The most common test level for this is H, which would be 100,000 cycles for a cutlery drawer, 50,000 for a general drawer or 25,000 for a pan drawer. This would typically take 9-10 days for 100,000 cycles.

BS 4875-7:2006

Sliding Door Tests

Testing to BS 4875-7:2006 Strength and stability of furniture. Domestic and contract storage furniture. Performance requirements

The most common test level is 2, which would be 20,000 cycles, which would take approximately 4-5 days.