Durability Testing


Expect more from your cabinets. We do. While we’re proud to carry the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Quality Certification Seal, we hold our cabinets to even higher standards.

TestKitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) standardKraftMaid requirements
Drawer Guide Must survive 25,000 open and close cycles Tested for 35,000 cycles
Door Hinge Must survive 25,000 open and close cycles Tested for 35,000 cycles
Chemical Resistance After 10 different common household products are poured on the cabinet and left for 24 hours, there must be no evidence of appreciable staining or deterioration We test those 10 products, plus another 38 – including beet juice, crayons, lipstick and name-brand cleaners
UV Light No testing required We test our finishes under intense UV light for 400 hours to ensure there won’t be any unreasonable color changes after years of sun exposure
High Heat Cabinets are subjected to 120° heat at 70% humidity for 24 hours to test for finish failures that could come from cooking or extreme shipping conditions We raise the temperature to 160°