How to Care for Silestone

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Silestone is a low-maintenance countertop that does not require sealing. Caring for your Silestone countertop requires simple steps that should be done after food preparation and as part of a regular cleaning routine.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild detergent
  • Clean rag/sponge
  • Household cleaner

How to Care for Silestone

  • Wipe the countertop with a damp sponge dipped in soapy water to remove any debris or spills after preparing food dishes. Wipe away any excess soap with a dry rag.

  • Use a trivet when placing hot items such as pots, pans and bakeware on Silestone. This product is heat-resistant but still can be damaged by extreme temperatures. To prevent cracking or scalding marks on your countertop, make sure the barrier between the counter and the hot item is thick enough to protect the Silestone. Crock pots and electric skillets should not be in direct contact with the counter.

  • Avoid using harsh chemicals on the Silestone. These include oven cleaners, floor strippers and plumbing cleansers. If you accidentally spill some on your counter, clean it off immediately with water and a sponge.

  • Keep kitchen blinds closed during the day when the sun directly strikes the countertop. Long-term exposure to direct sunlight may discolor Silestone.

  • Use a cutting board. Don't use knives directly on the stone. While the counter itself is very strong, you may dull your knives on the surface. If minor scratches do occur on the countertop, they can be sanded with a fine-grit paper.

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