DuPont™ Corian® is easy to clean. Its fresh, hygienic appearance can be maintained by wiping up spills, grease and stains with a damp cloth and soapy water, using ammonia based “hard-surface” cleaner or a mild cream abrasive cleanser or common household degreaser, and then wiping dry with a soft cloth. Sinks should be cleaned thoroughly to remove greasy deposits and stains. Once or twice a week, they should be partially filled with warm water and 1 – 2 teaspoons of liquid bleach and then left to sit for a few hours or overnight. To prevent lime scale build-up from hard water, counters should be damp-wiped and then dried. In difficult areas, such as around drains or taps, a household lime scale remover can be used occasionally.
DuPont™ Corian® is inherently “renewable” because it is solid and homogeneous all the way through. Most damage, including severe impact, heat or chemical damage, can usually be repaired on-site and the original smooth, hygienic solid surface restored. For professional sanding of a DuPont™ Corian® work surface, please contact us, who should be able to refer you to a local DuPont™ Corian® Quality Network Fabricator or Service Centre. DuPont™ Corian® Quality Network Service Centres are approved by DuPont™ to carry out expert repair work.
- Always use a heat protection pad, trivet (with rubber feet) or protective sink mat for hot cookware, or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Never place hot pans, particularly cast iron pans, directly onto a DuPont™ Corian® top or in a sink. Excessive heat can damage any surface.
- Pouring boiling liquids directly into sinks without turning on the cold tap may damage your DuPont™ Corian® surface.
- Always use the correct-sized pan on the burner and place it centrally since an overhanging pan may scorch the adjacent surfaces.
Like all materials, DuPont™ Corian® will develop slight abrasion marks as a result of normal daily use. Please note the following:
- Never cut or chop on DuPont™ Corian® as this will score the work surface. Use a cutting board instead.
- Dark, heavily pigmented colors will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colors.
Accidental spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, cleaners containing methylene chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone based nail polish removers, etc.) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soapy water to avoid damaging worktops. For nail varnish spills, non-acetone based remover can be used and then flushed with water. Undetected or prolonged exposure to chemicals may damage the surface.