3Kitchen – Care & Maintenance

Now you have your New Dream Kitchen, you will want to keep it in top condition. Here is some useful information that will help you care for your Kitchen.

Laminate Bench Tops

Laminated Bench Tops are produced by a varity of manufactures, We offer Laminex, Polytec,Wilsonart and Duropal ect.

Care and maintenance for all laminate bench tops is the similar.

Information – General Care

– Avoid scourers and abrasives as they will damage the surface. – Don’t place hot objects, electrical appliances of pots straight form the oven or cooker onto your laminated surface. – Don’t cut on the laminated surface. – Keep waxes and polishes well away as they dull the natural shine. – Do not use strongly acidic, alkaline cleaners or bleach for normal cleaning as these might etch the surface.

Streaks – General Care

Streaky marks sometime show on dark colours after cleaning. An all-purpose cleaner such as Windex spray cleaner or Ajax Spray n Wipe usually removes them.

Grease – General Care

Using a mild dishwashing detergent in water will remove greasy marks. Dab, wait and wipe away. Finish with an all-purpose cleaner such as Windex spray cleaner or Ajax Spray n Wipe.

Spills – General Care

Laminated surfaces resist staining from most household chemicals. With some accidental spills however, prompt action is essential. Wipe off beetroot, grape and berry juices, first aid preparations, concentrated bleach, oven cleaners, dishwasher detergents, artificial dyes, hair colouring and sovent based pen ink immediately. Specialty glues such as Super glue must also be removed straight away with acetone (nail polish remover ).

Stains – General Care

If the stain won’t budge with Extra Strength Windex, try methylated spirits or dab the stain with a diluted bleach mixture ( 1 part bleach to 8 parts water ); leave for 3 minutes then wash off with water and dry. Finish off with Extra Strength Windex. Only as a last resort if a stain persists try 2 or 3 rubs with a crème cleanser or white toothpaste, wash and dry.Please note that bleach or these abrasive cleaners may irreversibly damage the laminated surface.

Scratches – General Care

Laminated surfaces will withstand normal wear and tear, but can be damaged by scratching or cutting with utensils, knives and unglazed pottery. Darker colours will show scratches more readily than lighter colours. In general, dark colours and high gloss colours. To minimize scratching, always place and lift objects from the surface – never drag or slide them across the surface.