Kitchen surfaces take a lot of abuse.
They’re exposed to foods and chemicals on a daily basis, many of which are incredibly corrosive and can damage the surfaces permanently.
Even water can damage countertops if not cleaned off properly. But if you follow these guidelines, you can protect your kitchen countertops from serious damage.
Clean countertops after use. After preparing a meal in the kitchen, it’s likely there will be food or cooking oils residue. If not cleaned, they can lead to permanent staining or even damage to your countertops. To prevent this, simply make it a habit to wipe down your kitchen surfaces with a sponge dipped in warm, soapy water. And make sure to rinse the soapy surfaces with water afterward.
Be careful what you put on kitchen surfaces. If you frequently put drinks on counters, you may notice rings developing, especially if you have some form of wood surfacing. Putting that drink on a coaster to prevent rings from staining your surfaces.
Never cut or prepare food directly on kitchen countertops. Your kitchen surfaces are not meant to be cutting boards. Always use a cutting board. And avoid placing foods directly on your countertops to avoid stains.
Do not store containers holding liquid on countertops. Liquid substances on kitchen counters can spill or leak staining the surface. Olive oils, vinegars, and partial bottles of wine always end up with drips that move down the surface and gather at the base. Keep them on a surface that you can easily wipe off rather than storing them directly on your kitchen countertop.
Countertops just not cutting it? Talk to an expert with Agentis Kitchen and Bath about a surface that’s right for you.