HEAVY DUTY LID STAYS
Heavy Duty Lid Stays - Lid stays, or cupboard stays as they are known to some, are a simple device that allows a cupboard door to lift up or down and hold in position when it gets to the top or the bottom. Many of the Lid Stays we supply offer built-in soft close systems that allow the door to close gently without slamming.
Heavy Duty Lid Stays are great for kitchen cupboards, toy boxes, bureaus or drinks cabinets - the heavy duty options are great for solid wood furniture where a normal lid stay won't hold the weight of the door.
Cupboard Stays – What is a Cupboard Stay?
A cupboard stay would be generally be used for holding, or locking, a cupboard door in the open position until closing is required – a good example of which can be found in a lot of modern kitchens which have overhead cupboards that you lift the door up and then the door locks in the position while you get what you need before you then gently push or pull the door back to close it. Stays work alongside hinges to offer this locking position when you open, and can be used individually on lighter doors, or as pairs for heavier wood doors. Cupboard stays can also be found on things like children’s toy boxes or glass display cabinets.
There are three main types of stay used in kitchens:
A friction stay requires manual closing –it has a built in brake function which means once you stop pushing it open it will then hold its position until pressure is applied to push the door back the other way. Once the door is opened you can then simply push it back down to close.
The locking stay is a simple stay that would only hold the door when it is fully open, which means it has to get all the way to the top before it locks into position, then once its locked it can be closed again by manually pushing the door back down.
Soft Close Stay
Often classed as the top of the range option, this soft close stay is very similar to the locking stay but after it has locked at the top and you apply some pressure to push it back down, you can simply let go, as the stay will then slowly release the door in a smooth motion until it’s fully closed.
- High Strength and load capacity
- Friction stay will lock strong in 75°, 90° & 110° positions
- Precision mechanism to ensure light and smooth action with flap held at any angle
- Designed to be mounted on wooden frame flap doors
- Only used on lift up doors
- Complete full kit - fixing brackets and screws included (reversible bracket, for left and right hand options)
- Sold individually
- This Kitchen Stay is non-handed - it can be used as right or left handed by changing the brackets