Caring For Kitchen Worktops

So, your new kitchen worktops have been installed – how do you keep them looking great?

It’s wonderful to walk into your new kitchen, worktops gleaming and everything sparkling and clean. A kitchen is a working environment, though, and those surfaces will inevitably get dirty from preparation and cooking. Caring for them properly will help you to keep your kitchen looking like new for years to come.

Cleaning Kitchen Worktops

All good quality kitchen worktops are made from materials that are durable and easy to look after – those are some of the main requirements. For that reason, you shouldn’t find that they are easily marked, scratched or stained, but you should always read the care instructions that come with your worktop so that you know how to treat certain spillages, and how to look after your worktop on a daily basis. The way you look after your worktop will depend on the material it’s made from – wood will need different care to laminate or granite, for example. In basic terms, however, you should always try to:

• Wipe up quickly – spills and drips are inevitable in a kitchen environment. As soon as you notice that something has been spilled on the kitchen worktops, wipe it up with a clean, damp cloth. Get your family into the habit of doing the same thing.

• Protect – although worktops are durable, there are things you can do to extend their life. Always use boards when chopping – never cut food up directly on the worktop. And put hot pans or dishes onto trivets or pads rather than straight onto the surface.

• Gentle solutions – you don’t need harsh cleaning solutions or scouring pads to clean your work surfaces. These are likely to scratch and damage your kitchen worktop. Use mild cleaners and soft cloths at all times.

If you start as you mean to go on as soon as your kitchen worktops are installed, you’ll get into the habit of looking after your surfaces properly, and your worktops will last for longer – and look good too.

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