It is hard to believe that a Technistone surface so elegant and beautiful can be so durable and with only minimal effort, this beauty will last for years to come. Here are a few tips on how to keep your Technistone surface looking its best.
Clean the surface after each use with mild detergent soap and water and then wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
After prolonged or heavy exposure to oils, acidic or deeply coloured fruits/vegetables that have been prepared on the surface but not cleaned off promptly, it may be necessary to clean the surface with warm water and a small amount of standard non-abrasive household cleaner for example. However, please be sure to thoroughly rinse the residue of these cleaning products off the surface as soon as possible.
Mr Muscle Multi-Surface Cleaner
Liqui Cleen Cream
Easy Off Bang Gel
On occasion, stubborn substances such as hard water spots, food colouring or dried food particles may accumulate on the surface and appear as stains therefore seeming to be resistant to removal. Don’t worry, these are surface blemishes and can be removed gently with a soft abrasive cleaner and a pink and white Scotch-Brite® pad.
Green and red Scotch-Brite® pads should not be used as they are too abrasive.
Rinse the surface after the use of these cleaners and wipe dry.
For the toughest blemishes such as nail polish and permanent marker, use a pink and white Scotch-Brite® pad and acetone to remove the blemish and then rinse the surface well with soap and water.
Technistone is 99.9% solid so whatever appears on the surface is not in the product and can be cleaned off with care and patience.
Things to Avoid
Prolonged exposure to excessive heat from pots, skillets or poorly insulated crock pots may damage the surface due to thermal shock.
When setting a heated object on a Technistone surface, you must use a trivet or hot pad.
When cutting up fruits, vegetables and meats, a cutting board should be used.
While the natural quartz of Technistone will resist scratches from knives and utensils, a cutting board will make the surface easier to clean and prolong the appearance of the surface.
Most household chemicals do not affect Technistone surfaces but there are some household agents that should be avoided such as drain cleaners, oven cleaners, paint removers/strippers etc. These contain Methylene Chloride or other chemicals with a high Alkaline/PH level and should be removed immediately with warm water and detergent cleaner should they come into contact with the surface. Even brief contact with these substances may damage your Technistone surface.
Taking Care of Your Quartz Surface
Caesarstone quartz surfaces blend modern sophistication and timeless luxury with unbeatable strength and durability. The ever-lasting finish requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks. To clean Caesarstone quartz surfaces, we recommend using warm water and a mild detergent or quality spray and wipe type cleaner in order to enjoy enduring beauty and unmatched performance for years to come.
Stubborn Stains or Dried Spills
If needed, apply a non-abrasive household cleaner (a non-abrasive cleaner will not dull the surface shine) and rinse to remove residue.
To remove adhered material such as food, gum, nail polish or even dried paint, first scrape away excess material with a plastic putty
knife and then use a damp cloth to remove any marks or residual dirt. For extra-stubborn stains, a no-scratch Scotch-Brite® pad is
recommended along with a non-abrasive cleaner such as CHEMICO® household cleaner. (Available from your local supermarket)
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are more heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble and limestone; and is not affected by temperatures lower than 150 °C (300 °F). However, like all stone material, CaesarStone quartz surfaces can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, we suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on
the surface. We also recommend a hot pad or trivet be placed on the surface under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens.
Cleaning Agents to Avoid
It’s important to be aware that like any other surface, CaesarStone quartz surfaces can be permanently damaged if exposed to strong
chemicals and solvents that can damage their physical properties. Never clean your CaesarStone surface with products that contain. Trichlorethane or Methylene Chloride, such as paint removers or strippers. Avoid the use of highly aggressive cleaning agents such as oven/grill cleaners and dishwasher polishing agents that have high alkaline/pH levels (pH 8.5 or higher). Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue and should be rinsed off thoroughly. Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with clean water to neutralize the effect.
CaesarStone quartz surfaces are highly scratch resistant; however avoid abuse of the surface by refraining from using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screwdrivers directly onto the surface.
Virtually maintenance-free, CaesarStone has a hard, non-porous surfaces require no sealing to renew the luster and are simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is enough to keep your CaesarStone countertop looking like new. If necessary, use a non-abrasive soft soap along with a non-scratch or delicate scrub pad. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove residue.