Silestone is an attractive option for kitchen and bath countertops. The non-porous quartz resists scratches and stains from oil, wine, coffee or other common household products, and the polished surface makes for quick cleanup.
For everyday cleaning, use soap, water and a soft cloth, or an all-purpose kitchen cleaner such as Formula 409, Fantastik, Lysol or Windex. Wipe up spills promptly.
For more stubborn stains, let the cleaner soak in for ten minutes, then scrub with a Scotch Brite pad.
To remove dried food, gum or other substances, scrape gently with a plastic scraper or spatula, and follow up with soap and water or a mild cleanser.
Protect Your Countertop
Never set hot pans on your counter; always use a trivet. You should also use a trivet under a crock pot, electric frying pan or any appliance that gives off heat. Heat can cause your Silestone to crack. Any substance that seeps into cracks in your Silestone is likely to stain, and will be difficult to remove.
Don't use harsh chemicals such as oven cleaner on your Silestone. The surface is very tough, but it isn't indestructible.
Silestone also makes a countertop with a leather-like finish. This product is more susceptible to staining. Silestone recommends using a product called Countertop Magic to clean and maintain Silestone Leather. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
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