Interior Cabinet Shelves - do the particle board ones bow?
I am looking at new cabinets for my kitchen. I currently have 1940s or 1950s site built cabinets where the shelves are fixed solid wood - might be fixed to the studs for all I know. Anywho, they are strong as heck - I have piles and piles of dishes and heavy things on them and they are solid as a rock. I notice all the new cabinets have particle board shelves - some seem to have plywood as an upgrade. I was looking at Omega/Dynasty today and the sales guy said they never had a problem with bowing yet I noticed that even some of the display cabinet shelves, which have obviously never held anything on them, were bowed already.
What is the deal with this? I am thinking I would not be able to put piles of heavy dishes on these particle board shelves held with little shelf clips without them bowing. Would plywood upgrade shelves help?
This issue seriously makes me wonder whether I should be demoing my old kitchen!
Thanks in advance.