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Kaboodle push to close drawers
Designed to fail !!!
I have replaced all push to close runners 4 times now over $1500 worth of runners they last about one month before they drawers stay open and don’t close !!
A steel striker runs over a plastic mechanism and the rear and wears down in no time !!!
causing you to buy a new runner and same thing !!
Now I’m at the point where the chipboard carcass are stripped due to replacing the runners so many times. ...Never buy kaboodle absolute rubbish
Never buy a kaboodle Kitchen
We paid for a kaboodle Kitchen to be installed. Never again. Scratches and paint runs all over cabinets and drawers. We paid for a pattern on draws. One cupboard with no pattern., 6 Parts missing. After we have contacted them & all parts re ordered twice. We still don't have our Kitchen completed.
Don’t do it!!!!
We had our quote done through Bunnings and the got it wrong every step
Of the way. Measurements were off, it looked like Frankenstein mess by the end because bunnings just don’t have any attention to detail.
Started the process in end of October 2020 now at July 2021 and don’t have a functioning kitchen. No water, power bench tops etc.
Very disappointing. They promised the word delivered an atlas. They still can’t tell me when they will finish it.
She'll be right mate!
Kaboodle kitchen kits highlight everything that's wrong with Australian built products. She'll be right mate, it's close enough. I had to use Kaboodle as part of a kit home I owner/built. The kit looked promising to start with. Good design process and finish choices were broad. I can see how someone can easily be convinced they could save money with this kit. Here's the problem however. From an installation POV these kits are problematic and builders will need to charge more to install as a result. Pre-drilling tolerances are poor so panels don...'t always line up meaning I needed to pre-drill replacement holes and realign. 3 out of my 4 end panels had scratches and markings that wouldn't come out with cleaning. I ended up taking 2 back for replacement and used one where it wouldn't be seen. One cabinet kit had a broken panel even though the box looked fine so I can only presume it was broken before packing. There are numerous little 'chips' found across the panels and these needed a water proof adhesive applied so they wouldn't cause problems later on. Ironically all of these kits had a 'quality check' sticker applied to them! What are they actually quality checking for god's sake? And don't try and remove the sticker as that is just a PITA to clean up. There are so many areas where you (the installer) need to do most of the work - fitting front panels on drawers for instance. These could easily be pre-drilled along with handle holes but aren't, so you need to carefully align everything and do a lot of drilling to finish. The oven cabinet includes two strips of metal that appear to be a last minute addition as they do not install nicely. The only way to have them hold properly is to use a high strength heat resistant epoxy. After reading some of the other reviews I decided to coat the bare particle board ends with a water-proof adhesive to stop water destroying the cabinets. I'm yet to find out how the kitchen will fare long term but from some of the other reviews I'm not holding my breath. My advice would be to check how much an equivalent Ikea kitchen will cost and if it's less than 20% more expensive, go for it. You'll save the money on the install.
How is this for customer satisfaction
Went to bunnings to view Kaboodle kitchens. Told by two of the sales people that they could meet my request of replacing kitchen doors. I was given a range of profiles and colours to choose from. Here we go, pay $99 and we will send out someone to measure and quote. Three weeks later I get a miss call that he was coming Monday at 12 noon for a measure up. I am sending you an email prior to the meet for you to fill out. Just fill in the form as to which items you want. "HELLO' doors as I discussed with the salespeople. Things went into overdri...ve on the inspection eve. Sorry, but we don't sell doors for replacement. I am cancelling our meet and Bunnings will be in touch with a refund. That's not what I was told and that is not what their online info says. All I want to do is liven up my kitchen doors so that I can get a price on my house to sell. I waited over three weeks for them to decide whether they replace doors or not. Like most people I read the reviews after the event. Now I believe the negative reviews. Bunnings are you sure that you are an efficient Aussie company.
Run away as far as you can from Kaboodle Kitchens its still not refunded/fixed.
Ordered our Kitchen in January 8k kitchen and 5k installation also other trades with Plumbing and Electrical about 4k we were in the hole for approximately 17k we also had spent another 12k on appliances so roughly a 30k experience for us.
We got it installed in March by Bunnings Kitchen recommended Installer, and we found thirty faults in our thermo formed doors and panels after Installation.
We were filthy by this stage and got Bunnings and Kaboodle involved in a rectification plan and it was agreed after a lot of toing and throwing that we...would give them another chance to fix it. We were assured by Kaboodle that all the new panels and doors would be quality checked and assured us that the product would be perfect. The troubles started after we started to ask when they expected to arrive and when they would arrange for the Bunnings recommended Installer to fit it.
Disappointing product and service
Doors are a poor fit to the cabinets. The gaps between each door including corner doors are far too large.
Many back and forth emails with customer service to be told I haven’t adjusted the doors correctly. I am a licensed tradesman and building supervisor so I haven’t come down in the last shower.
I could not recommend their product based on my experience.
Kanoodle quite quickly replaced our first bench tops as fine tears were appearing in numerous sections of all 3 tops. These appeared within 14 months of installation.
3 smallish bubbles have appeared on one of the replacement tops which Kaboodle has told me can happen and sorry for the inconvenience. My reading suggests t is probably a lack of adhesive where the bubbled have appeared. I have had 40 years of laminated kitchen bench tops and know their limitations.
The drawer and door closes are of a poor quality and invariably the drawers need...
Bench top laminate quality extremely bad.
My sons moved into a deceased estates house and the family had installed a kaboodle kitchen. I had recently sold my cabinet making business and I could see that the cabinets were installed properly plumb and level but the gloss laminate tops had probably thousands of scratches throughout. Working in the industry for so long I know the good brands of laminate just don’t do that no matter how rough you are with them . I went to Bunnings to discuss and rang the customer help line and they said because they couldn’t tell who installed it they couldn’t help which is pretty typical,although the entire kitchen was supposed to be brand new, appliances and cabinetry they still refused to even look.
Doors fallen off drawer runner jamming up
Corner hinges spreading bout 2 years old. Would not recommend this product. Very disappointed.
Terrible, do not waste your time!
Sat in store with a the apparent Bunnings expert who went through and ordered everything as per the digital kitchen builder. Ended up with a estimated delivery date of 12/12/2020 fast forward to mid January 2021 we finally received our first delivery which was missing entire sections of cabinetry and end panels. Seems the cabinets were missing the ended up cutting an incorrect bench top. When we raised the issue with Bunnings there response seemed to be of concern and very apologetic until they sent through a completely incorrect plan again and...after we had radio silence. Once we finally got hold of the personnel we were dealing with they laughed about our plight like it was some kind of joke. The date is 26/03/21 and after 5 incorrect deliveries and countless hours standing around in store, because no one cares until you’re in front of them, we finally have a finished kitchen and never plan on using Bunnings special orders or kaboodle ever again. If you want cabinetry, pay a small local business who will take pride in their work and customer service.
Kaboodle left stuff out!!
Kitchen order pre Christmas. Had to pay $1500 for benchtops to be made. There were 4 parts to the bench but only 3 were delivered. Now a delay for the missing part to be made, meaning my busy builder will need to come back to install.
The doors to the cupboard housing the exhaust fan were labelled as left and right in their box but were both right hand opening.
Several of the cupboard partitions were damaged, as if they’d been dropped.
Not happy that I paid a large amount of money for Kaboodle inefficient product management.
Dont do it
Poor quality ,poor customer service from kaboodle themselves. The product is badly made. Do yourself a favour and go to a kitchen place. 3 goes and the doors were still terrible . Plus it was an $8500 small kitchen. With premium finishes.Would give zero stars if I could
Product is absolute rubbish
Product is cheap and nasty after 3 attempts still not right and after receiving a part refund we were told we no longer had a warranty
These are there premium finish doors apparently
Questions & Answers
The white lacquered finish has cracked from top to bottom on a cupboard door
Purchased about 7 yrs ago
How do we go with this ,can’t find receipt
Purchased either Bunnings Melville Or O’Connor
Hi, I have just had a new Kaboodle kitchen installed and have a number of 600mm 2 Drawer Base Cabinet installed. Can you please advise how much weight each draw can hold?
Hi Donna, thank you for your question. Our kaboodle ball bearing drawer slides are rated at 45kg so that’s 45kg drawer (regardless of cabinet size). Please let us know if we can help with anything else. Regards, kaboodle kitchen
Does any one experienced this .
My bench top is a flat laminate and was replaced a few years ago from gloss as it had faults and stains inside the laminate so They replaced it, I wanted same colour but flat not gloss.
Meanwhile 2 to 3 years later it now always looks dirty like a smudgy ,greasy look and it does not matter how much I clean it with soapy water it just does not go away.
I have contacted Kaboodle waiting for answer, also draw and cupboard does not close properly.
The bench top is a worry, we have no kidds and are so careful.
Appreciate and issues someone else may have had. Thankyou
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