- Vangura® Solid Surface may be cleaned with warm water and mild soaps, such as those used for hands or dishes.
- A mild non-abrasive household cleaner such as Fantastic® and Formula 409® may also be used. Cleaning Products containing bleaching agents should not be used on Vangura® Solid Surface. Large quantities of these agents and extended periods of exposure may cause discoloration. A mild abrasive cleaner (such as Comet®, Soft Scrub®, Bon Ami®, etc.) can be used on solid surface material.
- If a stain develops on the surface, wipe it away with soap and water or glass cleaner.
- If a stain doesn’t respond to soap and water and your surface has a matte finish, apply a mild abrasive cleanser. For a gloss finish, you should contact your dealer before attempting repairs.
Chemicals to Avoid
- Do not expose the surface to harsh chemicals such as paint remover, turpentine, nail polish remover (acetone) or stove and drain cleaners. If these chemicals come in contact with the surface, immediately wash them off with, using appropriate safety measures to avoid injury.
- Always use a cutting board instead of cutting directly on the surface. While minor cuts and scratches can be repaired, care should be taken to prevent them to keep the surface looking as good as new.
- Hot pans and heat-producing appliances (frying pans, baking pans, electric skillets, crockpots, coffeepots, etc) must be placed on a trivet with legs to dissipate the heat.
Further Use & Care Routine
Although liquids cannot penetrate Solid Surface Countertops, it is best to wipe up spills as they occur. Generally, a damp microfiber cloth used with a standard household kitchen spray should remove most stains.
For most residues, all you need to clean your countertops is warm soapy water, ammonia-based household cleaner, or a dedicated countertop cleaner. Do avoid window cleaners, however, as they can leave a waxy build-up that dulls the surface. Always clean using a circular motion.
Film will build up on countertops if water is left to dry on the surface. This film will dull the countertop surface, making the finish appear blotchy and uneven. To prevent film build-up, it is very important to wipe the countertop completely dry immediately after spills and cleaning.
Once or twice a week, give your sink a beauty treatment: Remove all the fat and oil residues of normal food preparation from the sink, using a detergent or a hard-surface cleaner. Use a spray with 3/4 of liquid household bleach and 1/4 water to spray the sink and leave a few hours or overnight. The exposure time should be limited to 16hrs. In the morning, rinse or clean with a damp cloth. The sink should then be beautifully clean, with very little effort.