Just wondering if someone can tell me why salice hinges are so greasy and nasty compared to other brands. I love them but the black grease that’s all over them makes it very hard to keep my finished products clean. Just curious, thanks.
We use a LOT of Salice hinges including the ones in my own kitchen-- mostly Silentia models. Never had any grease on them. Salice is the only hinge manufacturer we use unless forced to buy something else in strange situations.
I would like to discuss this with you further and, if possible have you send us some samples. Is this something recent or have you seen this over a longer period? Also, if you happen to have an original Salice box that these were in, there is a production lot number on the label. It would help to know this.
As part of the normal production process, a small amount of biodegradable, non toxic, non petroleum based lubricant is automatically applied to the spring of each hinge. The amount applied is a very small spot less than the size of a grain of rice. Over time, this slowly disperses over the surface of the spring, giving it a lifetime of smooth operation.
If you have a few samples you can send, please address them to my attention. I would like to look into this further.
2123 Crown Centre Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28227
Attn: Dennis Bean
Hi Dennis, thanks for the response. This is something I’ve had an issue with for the nearly 20 years that I’ve been using the hardware. I primarily use the BAU3R19 and the C 276D99 combo and sometimes I use the exentrhee compact hinge, although I have never had any issue with the exenthree. I don’t mention this to complain or to “stir up a mess” I simply have an issue with having a black mess all over my hands and finished product. I thought you might be able convey this information to your production team. They are not “covered” in a visible coating or anything like that, just a light “film” as it were. Thanks for your attention.
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