HI-MACS® care and maintenance

HI-MACS® worktops have many excellent properties which make care and maintenance a breeze. They’re stain and impact resistant. But the greatest benefit is that they’re repairable. And that means if any minor marks are left on your worktop, you can buff them away.

Simply follow the instructions below to keep your worktop hygienically clean and looking like new

How to clean HI-MACS® worktops

General cleaning
To clean HI-MACS® worktops, wipe the surface with water or mild detergent and a cloth. To preserve the surface’s even finish, also wipe it occasionally with a scouring agent.

Removing aggressive stains
HI-MACS® surfaces are stain-resistant but not stain-proof. So, some substances may require more aggressive cleaning. To remove stubborn stains, use an all-purpose cleaner and rinse with clean water. You can also use a bleaching agent (as long as it’s not left on the surface for more than 5 minutes) or a scouring agent on matt finishes.

Do not use acidic chemicals
Avoid using chemicals containing acids, such as methyl chloride or acetone, as they can cause discolouration. If acids come into contact with your worktop, rinse away immediately with soapy water

How to care for your worktop

Protect the surface from hot temperatures
HI-MACS® 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 HI-MACS® sinks. When pouring hot liquids into the sink, run cold water at the same time.

Avoid scratches
Pointed or sharp objects can leave scratches on Hi-MACS® worktops. Therefore, you should always use a chopping board when cutting with sharp knives. However, if you accidentally scratch the surface, minor scratches can be repaired by buffing them with an abrasive sponge or scouring agent. Deeper cuts may need to be repaired by a professional.