How to Clean Corian® Kitchen Tops & Sinks PDF Print

• For everyday cleaning, try the easy way first!
Although liquids cannot penetrate Corian®, it is best to wipe up spills as they occur. Just use a damp cloth and a mild cream abrasive cleanser or a common household degreaser. Always clean using a circular motion. If a stain needs more attention, refer to our cleaning methods stated herein.
    • Once or twice a week, give your sink a beauty treatment.
Remove all the fat and oil residues of normal food preparation from the sink, using a detergent or a hard-surface cleaner. Use a spray with 3/4 of liquid household bleach and 1/4 water to spray the sink and leave a few hours or overnight. The exposure time should be limited to 16hrs. In the morning, rinse or clean with a damp cloth. The sink should then be beautifully clean, with very little effort.

  • Dealing with resistant stains:
On any problem area, try the easy way first.
– Common household spills, such as vinegar, coffee, tea, lemon juice, dyes, ketchup, red wine or vegetable spills: First, try the easy methods, then progress with an abrasive plastic scouring pad and a detergent or an ammonia based hard-surface cleaner. Only with a really persistent stain as lily pollen, or saffron, or with a light scratch, should you need to resort to an abrasive plastic scouring pad and rub over the stain with some bleach.
Rinse several times with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. Always restore the overall luster afterwards, using a damp cloth and a mild cream abrasive cleaner and blend the scrubbed area into the entire surface by rubbing in a circular motion.

If hard water scale has built up around the waste or taps, use an abrasive plastic scouring pad and rub over the stain with a standard household lime-scale remover and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Rinse several times with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. Restore the gloss level as described above.

  • Heat:
Always use a heat protection pad, trivet (with rubber feet) or protective sink mat for hot cookware, or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Never put hot pans, particularly cast iron, directly on a Corian® top or in a sink. Such heat can damage any surface! Pouring boiling liquids directly into sinks without turning on the cold tap may damage your Corian®. Always use the correct size pan on the burner and place it centrally. An overhanging pan scorches surrounding surfaces.

  • Scratches:
Like all materials Corian® will develop slight abrasion marks in normal daily use: Never cut or chop on Corian® - it will score the work surface! Use a chopping board instead. Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colours. (for more details, refer to our colour brochure).

  • Chemical Spillage:
Accidental spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, cleaners containing methylene chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone-based nail varnish removers etc.) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soapy water to avoid damaging worktops ! For nail varnish spills, non-acetone based remover can be used, and then flushed with water. Undetected or prolonged exposure to chemicals may damage the surface. (Refer to the Corian® spec data sheet via your Corian® supplier for additional details regarding chemical exposures, clean up and general maintenance. In case of exposure outside the specifications listed in our spec data, the 10 year limited product warranty will be void and handled as a case of abuse.)
    Corian® is inherently “renewable” because it is solid and homogeneous all the way through. Most damage, including severe impact, heat or chemical damage, can usually be repaired on site to restore the original, smooth, hygienic solid surface integrity.
Contact us or your local Corian® Approved Fabricator for professional sanding of the Corian® work-surface. We can also handle installation work and offer maintenance contracts to commercial customers to keep a Corian® installation in prime condition. Most of our Use & Care guidelines, you probably already follow instinctively, but if you have any questions we have not answered, please contact us!
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