Corian® care and maintenance
Corian® is a hardwearing worktop material that’s designed to withstand the demands of a busy kitchen. It’s easy to maintain because it’s stain and impact resistant. And, as it’s also repairable, any minor marks left on your worktop can simply be buffed away.
Follow the Corian® care and maintenance tips below to retain the original appearance of your worktop.
Cleaning Corian® countertops
To clean Corian® worktops, wipe the surface with warm soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner. Then rinse and thoroughly dry the surface as water left to dry will cause a film to build up over time, making the worktop look dull or blotchy. Also, wipe food and liquid spills away immediately to prevent staining.
Removing aggressive stains
Corian® surfaces are stain-resistant but not stain-proof. So, some substances may require more aggressive cleaning. To remove stubborn stains, you can use any of the following common household cleaners:
- Powdered abrasive cleaners with bleach (only suitable for matte finishes)
- Strong detergents
- Oxalic acid solutions
- Diluted hydrochloric acid solutions
- Diluted trisodium phosphate solutions
Avoid strong chemicals
Avoid getting strong chemicals, such as oven cleaners, drain cleaners or paint strippers, on your worktop. If they come into contact with your worktop, rinse away immediately with soapy water and dry thoroughly.
How to care for your worktop
Protect the surface from hot temperatures
Corain® is not heat-proof, so hot saucepans, baking trays, deep fat fryers etc., should not be placed directly on its surface. Instead, always use a hot pad or trivet. Also, take care with Corian® sinks. When pouring hot liquids into the sink, run cold water at the same time.
When cutting with sharp knives, always use a chopping board to avoid getting scratches and cuts on your worktop. However, minor scratches on matte surfaces can be repaired by buffing them with an abrasive agent such as Soft Scrub. Worktops with a semi-gloss or gloss finish and deep cuts must be repaired by a professional.