How to Maintain Your Solid Surface Countertop

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Regularly cleaning your solid surface countertop will keep bacteria off the surface and out of your food. You’ll avoid a costly countertop replacement by taking care of your solid surface countertop.

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What you need:

  • dishwashing detergent
  • a soft cloth
  • mildly abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub
  • sponge
  • towel
  • abrasive pad

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  1. First, wipe down your solid surface countertop with warm, soapy water and a clean, soft cloth. Dishwashing detergent works well as a mild soap. After you’ve wiped away any grime or dirt, be sure to rinse and then towel dry your countertop to prevent spotting, especially if you live in an area with hard water.
  2. If you have stubborn residue that won’t come off with soap and water, apply your mildly abrasive cleaner. Dampen a sponge with warm water, and then buff the area in circular motion. After you’ve scrubbed the area, rinse away the cleaner and then dry the counter with a towel. If the residue is still on the counter, lightly buff the area with an abrasive pad.
  3. Check your solid surface counter for minor cuts and scratches. If you’ve spotted a scratch, apply abrasive cleaner onto a damp sponge. Buff the area in a circular motion, and then rinse and towel dry the surface.
  4. To keep your solid surface countertop in peak condition, avoid exposing the surface to harsh chemicals such as paint removers and thinners, acetone based cleaners and drain cleaners.
  5. To prevent minor scratches on your countertop, avoid cutting directly on the surface.
  6. Avoid placing heat-producing kitchen appliances on your countertops. Heat can discolor the surface and leave burn marks.

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