Closers for kitchen cab­i­nets occu­py an impor­tant place among the rest of the fur­ni­ture fit­tings, because they allow the fur­ni­ture to main­tain its orig­i­nal appear­ance. This mech­a­nism ensures smooth clos­ing of the doors with­out much effort, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for glass cab­i­nets. High-qual­i­ty, made of durable mate­ri­als, the mech­a­nism can last a long time. In this case, you need to know its types and instal­la­tion rules.Closers for kitchen cabinets

Closers for kitchen cabinets

When arrang­ing the kitchen, you should not save on fur­ni­ture fit­tings. If the head­set does not work well, then you will imme­di­ate­ly feel it, so its choice must be tak­en with respon­si­bil­i­ty. To choose the right prod­uct, you must:

  • take into account the design and type of cab­i­nets;
  • pay atten­tion to the place­ment of the mech­a­nism: there are designs that are placed on the doors of cab­i­nets and do not require com­plex hinges;
  • deter­mine the weight of the struc­ture, which must be fixed with the help of a clos­er;
  • to save time, you can pur­chase designs with self-adjust­ment.

Operating principle

To under­stand how the door clos­er works in the kitchen, con­sid­er the prin­ci­ple of its oper­a­tion:

  1. The basis of the mech­a­nism is a spring, which is locat­ed inside a cap­sule filled with oil.
  2. The clos­ing speed of the doors is reg­u­lat­ed by spe­cial valves.
  3. Pres­sure is applied to the door of the fur­ni­ture, and under the influ­ence of its weight, it begins to close.
  4. The door begins to press hard­er on the spe­cial stop of the clos­er.
  5. The liq­uid cov­er­ing the spring flows into its rear part (sleeve), where it is held by a dou­ble gland sys­tem.
  6. The clos­ing speed of the doors is deter­mined by a spe­cial adjust­ing ele­ment that nar­rows and expands the out­flow chan­nel.

Advantages and disadvantages

A prop­er­ly installed mech­a­nism has sev­er­al advan­tages:

  • Pro­vides full and smooth clos­ing of the cab­i­net door.
  • Easy to install and oper­ate.
  • A high-qual­i­ty mech­a­nism is durable and does not require con­stant oil changes and repairs.
  • The oil and liq­uid inside the door clos­er are secure­ly fixed in the cap­sule, so in case of break­age they will not dam­age the fur­ni­ture.
  • With the right option, the mech­a­nism is able to with­stand a suf­fi­cient load.

We list the dis­ad­van­tages of this mech­a­nism:

  1. For kitchen cab­i­nets with closers, instal­la­tion must be car­ried out strict­ly accord­ing to the instruc­tions.
  2. The appear­ance of the struc­ture is not par­tic­u­lar­ly attrac­tive.
  3. Oil closers work worse in low tem­per­a­ture con­di­tions, which is caused by the vis­cos­i­ty of the oil.


Depend­ing on the mech­a­nism of action, the struc­tures are divid­ed into the fol­low­ing types:

  • oil;
  • gas.

Oil mech­a­nisms for kitchen cab­i­nets require con­stant care and lubri­ca­tion, but are the most com­mon due to the dura­bil­i­ty of use.

Gas closers are inex­pen­sive mech­a­nisms, inside of which there is a spe­cial gas.

Accord­ing to the instal­la­tion method, they are:

  • installed on the sur­face of fur­ni­ture;
  • placed between fur­ni­ture hinges;
  • mount­ed on fur­ni­ture hinges.

For draw­ers, there are spe­cial types of prod­ucts from spe­cial guides.

Closers for kitchen cab­i­nets are made in dif­fer­ent shades and are select­ed accord­ing to the type of fur­ni­ture. This makes it easy to install one-col­or fit­tings.

How to install

To install closers your­self, strict­ly fol­low the instruc­tions, and also pur­chase spe­cial screws and a screw­driv­er.

Hav­ing stud­ied the instruc­tions and pre­pared the nec­es­sary mate­ri­als and tools, you can pro­ceed with the instal­la­tion.

  1. To sim­pli­fy the process, fur­ni­ture can be removed from the wall and placed in a con­ve­nient place.
  2. The first step is to fix the hold­ing part of the mech­a­nism in the cab­i­net. When using large closers, the pis­ton is installed on the immov­able part of the shelf, the rest of it is attached to the doors. Instal­la­tion of a com­pact-sized door clos­er is car­ried out on the sta­tion­ary part of the shelf.
  3. Hav­ing marked on the oppo­site side the place of attach­ment of the entire body, small holes are made with a ham­mer and a screw­driv­er.
  4. Fas­ten­ing ele­ments are screwed with a screw­driv­er.
  5. At the end of the process, the qual­i­ty of the instal­la­tion should be checked. If the fur­ni­ture sash opens and clos­es freely, then every­thing is done cor­rect­ly.

With a respon­si­ble atti­tude to the process, putting the clos­er on the kitchen cab­i­net will be quite sim­ple.


After installing the struc­ture, you need to know how to adjust the kitchen cab­i­net door.

This can be done using the screw locat­ed on the door lock­er. When the screw is loos­ened, the clos­ing speed decreas­es, and when it is strength­ened, vice ver­sa. This is ensured by the through­put of the pis­ton out­flow chan­nel: the liq­uid con­trols the move­ment of the doors, flow­ing at dif­fer­ent speeds along the sleeve.

Cabinet hardware manufacturers

There are many for­eign man­u­fac­tur­ers that have proven them­selves in the fur­ni­ture fit­tings mar­ket:

  • Aus­tri­an com­pa­ny BLUM;
  • Ger­man com­pa­ny Vauth Sagel;
  • Aus­tri­an com­pa­ny Siro;
  • Ger­man man­u­fac­tur­er Het­tih.

The cost of oil prod­ucts from these man­u­fac­tur­ers is not con­sid­ered low, how­ev­er, high­er qual­i­ty oil is used in such fur­ni­ture fit­tings, and closers are con­sid­ered the best.