1. Remove and wipe clean any food particles or spilled liquid with a clean soft damp cloth. For regular stains, mix dishwashing liquid with warm water and put in a spray bottle or bowl. Spray solution on stain and wipe with a non-scratch sponge. Rinse with water and wipe dry with a microfibre or cotton cloth.
2. For dried spills and stubborn stains, remove solids first. Moisten dry food material with soapy solution to make it softer and easier to remove. A wet cotton cloth is recommended for any stubborn stains. Do not use any sharp or abrasive tools that could scratch the surface. Avoid forceful scrubbing as this may result in a loss of shine. Rinse well with water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
You can use the Smartstone Crème Cleanser, a special non-abrasive formula developed by Smartstone. Apply cleanser to a soft wet sponge and use plenty of water. Wipe in broad passes and avoid concentrated rubbing in one spot. When complete bench is covered wipe down with a clean wet cloth, rinsing well. Use a dry microfibre cloth to avoid any liquid and water spots.
3. To keep them in as-new, polished condition, regularly clean with a pH neutral household detergent and wipe off with a microfibre cloth. Remember to choose the right cleaning agents that are:
a. pH neutral
d. Streak-free formula
Avoid products that may damage your benchtop. Do not use or expose benchtops to:
a. Abrasive scouring pads or sponges
b. Alkaline cleaners such as bleach or oven cleaner
c. Acid cleaners
d. Extreme heat
e. Chopping food without a cutting board
Make it a habit to clean your benchtops daily to avoid food stains and built-up food particles on the surface. Clean up messes when they first occur to prevent long-term damage to the surface. Just a little maintenance will ensure your quartz benchtops look and perform their best for years.