What are the best kitchen
cabinet hinges?

The best kitchen cabinet hinges are precision engineered to provide lasting stability and soft-close operation.
Concealed hinges are commonly used for kitchen cabinet doors. Mounted to the inside of the cabinet door and unit, concealed hinges aren’t visible when the cabinet is closed.

Benefits of concealed hinges:

1. Hidden from sight on the furniture
2. Adjustable after hanging for stability
3. Secured safely inside the furniture
4. Ability to remove doors with hinge intact
5. Lifetime soft-close functionality


What type of concealed hinge should you choose?

The type of concealed hinge you need depends on the door overlay. Concealed hinges with specific hinge arms are available for different door overlays. The door overlay determines how the door sits against the cabinet and the joint where the door opens.

Here are the most common door overlays:

  1. Full overlay – single cabinets or those at the ends of a series of cabinets.
  2. Partial overlay for double doors – when two doors share the same partition.
  3. Inset door – doors that are flush with the face of the cabinet.

The overlay determines the required hinge cranking:

  • Full overlay = a hinge with 0mm cranking.
  • Partial overlay for double doors = a hinge with 5mm or 9mm cranking.
  • Inset door = a hinge with 15mm or 17mm cranking.

What features do the best kitchen cabinet hinges have?


Soft-close damping ensures cabinet doors do not slam but close smoothly and consistently. Cabinet hinges with damping provide control over the speed at which the door closes.

The best kitchen cabinet hinges have adjustable damping, where the soft-close functionality is inbuilt and set to ensure “consistent close” action across all the cabinet door sizes and weights, with limited door bounce.

Easy mount

Cabinet hinges with 3-Way snap-on mounting are the quickest to fit. The T-type concealed hinge is fast and easy to mount, especially on tall, heavy doors. It’s tolerant to misalignment and can be adjusted once the door has been fitted.


The best kitchen cabinet hinges are designed to provide the soft-close functionality that consumers want, with lifetime performance. Hinges not only need to open and close consistently, but they need to be tested to withstand many years of use. Independent consumer testing is the mark of a hinge that has been built to last.

One reliable design

One-size-fits-all doesn’t always apply. But with hinges, it’s the mark of an unbeatable design. Cabinet hinges that are engineered for purpose use a tried, tested, and refined design, with small amends to the damping and cranking to fit different purposes.

Resistant to corrosion

There has been a growing focus within kitchen design on matt black cabinet hinges. The best hinges offer matt black but as more than just a colour option.
Titus Enhanced Resistance Application – TeraBlack – is a non-reflective matt black finish that is highly resistant to corrosion. The smooth uniform surface has a velvety feel which is visually impressive and highly resistant to wear and tear.

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We hope we’ve given you a good overview of what to look for in the best kitchen cabinet hinges. If you’re a furniture manufacturer or fitter looking for the right hinges for your products, get in touch on 01977 682582 or email uk@titusplus.com