How to clean your quartz worktop
The following recommendations have been made to preserve the quality and lifetime of your new worktop. The surface has already been sealed by the manufacturer and is a fairly easy surface to maintain:
- Clean the worktop with a neutral base cleaner. The first example of this is to mix fairy liquid (the green one) with warm water. A neutral pH product or detergent should be used. Astonish surface cleaner is also recommended.
- Dry-off worktops to avoid dull patches appearing. Hard water and soap residues that may have been left behind during daily use need to be wiped. A light neutral (PH7) detergent may be safely added. Drainer grooves can be cleaned using 000 grade, non oiled wire wool.
- Glass and stainless steel cleaning cloths do a good job of leaving the quartz smear free.
- Removal of any remains or waste. These include oil and grease, wine, vinegar, lemon, fizzy drinks, coffee and other similar foods and all that is required is to wipe with a cloth dipped in a neutral pH detergent. We advise using a tripod or chopping board to place your pans on when taken directly from the hob.
- Do not expose to direct sunlight. Quartz cannot be used outdoors or in places subject to strong direct sunlight or exposed to UV lighting.
- Do not expose quartz to excessive heat. We advise using a tripod or chopping board to place your pans on when taken directly from the hob. Deep fryers and other very hot items can mark the surface.
- Do not use a sealer on the quartz. Quartz is non-porous and therefore if a sealant is applied it will sit on top of the surface and dirt will trap easily, marks will appear and your worktop will become dull. A sealer or water-repellent is not to be used on a composite work surface.
- Removal of stubborn stains (lime scale). These include water lime stains and can be removed by the application of vinegar mixed with water. The stain needs to be rubbed with the cloth and the rinsed with water (should be left dry).
- Removal of stubborn stains (silicon). Silicon stains and stubborn marks can be removed using a small application of acetone or ethanol but it is important that after application these solvents are immediately rinsed and wiped off.