COUNTERTOP + SINK CARE

Cleaning Basics

Care

The easiest way to care for your new countertop or sink is to clean up all spills immediately using a soft cloth and gentle cleanser if needed.

Clean

Using a mixture of warm water and mild liquid soap is always recommended, but if further cleaning is required, there are specific products outlined below that can be used.

Protect

Protect your countertops from excessive heat by placing hot items on a trivet instead of directly on your countertop. Use a cutting board and do not cut directly on your countertop.

MAINTAIN

Each countertop requires a different level of maintenance varying from hassle-free to sealing every few years. Refer to the recommendations below or the expertise of a CKF Professional.

RECOMMENDED CLEANING PRODUCTS

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CAMBRIA

We recommend using a mild solution of dish soap and warm water or any of these following products:
• CKF 3-in-1 Cleaner
• Simple Green® d Pro 3 Cleaner
• 409® Natural Stone + Steel Cleaner

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Bleach or bleach-based cleaners
• Ammonia or ammonia-based cleaners
• Abrasive cleaners such as Comet® or Soft Scrub®
• Citrus-based cleaners such as Orange Glow®
• Calcium or lime removers such as Lime-A-Way® or CLR®
• Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser

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GRANITE

We recommend using a mild solution of dish soap and warm water or any of these following products:
• CKF 3-in-1 Cleaner
• White vinegar diluted in water (20:1)
• Simple Green® diluted in water (1:1)
• 409® Natural Stone + Steel Cleaner
• Lysol® wipes

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Bleach or bleach-based cleaners
• Ammonia or ammonia-based cleaners
• Abrasive cleaners such as Comet® or Soft Scrub®
• Citrus-based cleaners such as Orange Glow®
• Calcium or lime removers such as Lime-A-Way® or CLR®
• Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser

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MARBLE

Marble countertops are more susceptible to staining and scratching than granite or quartz. We recommend using a mild solution of dish soap and warm water.

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Bleach or bleach-based cleaners
• Ammonia or ammonia-based cleaners
• Abrasive cleaners such as Comet® or Soft Scrub®
• Citrus-based cleaners such as Orange Glow®
• Calcium or lime removers such as Lime-A-Way® or CLR®
• Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser

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CORIAN

We recommend using a mild solution of dish soap and warm water or one of the following products:
• Formula 409®
• Fantastik®
• Diluted bleach (5 teaspoons : 1 gallon water)
• Bleach-based cleaners
• Lime-A-Way®

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Soft Scrub®
• Scotch Brite® pads
• Acetone or window cleaners

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WOOD

We recommend using a mild solution of dish soap and warm water or one of the following products:
• White vinegar diluted in water (20:1)
• Simple Green® diluted in water (1:1)
• Lysol® wipes.
Wood countertops should be sealed every 2-3 years with tung oil.

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Bleach or bleach-based cleaners
• Ammonia or ammonia-based cleaners
• Abrasive cleaners such as Comet® or Soft Scrub®
• Citrus-based cleaners such as Orange Glow®
• Calcium or lime removers such as Lime-A-Way® or CLR®
• Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser

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KOHLER ENAMELED CAST IRON

We recommend using:
• CKF 3-in-1 Cleaner
• Kohler® Cast Iron Kitchen Sink Cleaner
• Fantastik® Antibacterial Heavy Duty
• Formula 409® Antibacterial All-Purpose Spray
• Green Works® All-Purpose Cleaner
• Soft Scrub Gel® with bleach.

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Steel wool
• Wire brushes
• Abrasive sponge pads
• Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser
• View more cleaning tips at kohler.com/kitchensinks.

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BLANCO SILGRANIT

We recommend using:
• CKF 3-in-1 Cleaner
• A mild solution of dish soap and warm water
• Mineral oil applied with a damp cloth can be used to restore luster
• Lime-A-Way® or CLR® for calcium deposits

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Straight bleach
• Steel wool
• Wire brushes
• Abrasive sponge pads
• View more cleaning tips at blancoamerica.com.

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KARRAN QUARTZ SINK

We recommend:
• A mild solution of dish soap and warm water
• Non-abrasive cleaners such as Bar Keepers Friend® or Soft Scrub® with bleach
• Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser for metal abrasions
• Lime-A-Way®, CLR® or white vinegar diluted in water (50:50) for lime scale stains
• Luster Pro cleaning oil, available directly from Karran USA, to restore shine and luster

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Abrasive cleaners
• Strong alkalies or ammonia
• Steel wool
• Wire brushes
• Abrasive sponge pads
• View more tips at karran.com/care-and-maintenance.

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STAINLESS STEEL

We recommend:
• CKF 3-in-1 Cleaner
• A mild solution of dish soap and warm water
• Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser®
• Fantastik® Heavy Duty All Purpose Cleaner
• Formula 409® Multi-Surface Cleaner

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Cleaners containing bleach
• Steel wool
• Wire brushes
• Abrasive sponge pads
• View more cleaning tips at sterlingplumbing.com.

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CORIAN SOLID SURFACE

We recommend removing all fat + oil residues of normal food prep from the sink using a detergent or hard-surface cleaner. For a deep clean use a spray with 3/4 of liquid household bleach and 1/4 water to spray the sink + leave a few hours or overnight. (Limit exposure to 16 hrs.) Clean with a damp cloth in the morning.

DO NOT USE

These products are NOT recommended:
• Window cleaners
• Acetone
• View more cleaning tips at corian.com