Ceramics consist of 100 per cent natural raw materials and are also fully recyclable. Due to the manufacturing process, variations in structure, colour and texture are possible – and also intentional. With its exclusive design, a ceramic kitchen countertop makes every kitchen unique. To preserve the beauty of these elegant kitchen worktops over a long period, it is important to maintain and clean them properly.
The following tips can help you with this:
- Ceramic materials are characterised by high temperature resistance. However, we recommend placing a mat underneath hot pots or pans.
- The extremely hard surface allows food to be cut directly on the worktop. Again, you should still use a suitable underlay to avoid colour changes and blunting your knives.
- In the case of white ceramic worktops, staining liquids (e.g. red wine) should be removed promptly to prevent visible deposits in the surface texture.
Daily cleaning of ceramic worktops
Ceramics get their exceptional durability from the selected raw materials, the high temperatures during firing and the pressing process during production. Neither liquids nor grease, bacteria or dirt can penetrate this material. However, standing water should be avoided.
Ceramics are hygienic and easy to clean due to their non-porous surface. Wiping down your ceramic kitchen worktop daily with a damp cloth will give you the best results. Afterwards, it is sufficient to rub the surface dry with a microfibre cloth.
You can also use household cleaners to clean the work surface. Wax and grease-based cleaning agents and furniture polishes, on the other hand, are not suitable. These can fill in the surface textures on the kitchen worktop and thus create a dirt-binding layer.
You should also avoid using abrasive or scratching tools, such as metal ceramic hob scrapers or stainless steel scourers, as these can affect the gloss level of the surface. Use a scrubbing brush or plastic scraper instead.
Removing limescale deposits from ceramic kitchen worktops
To remove limescale stains from, use a cleaning agent containing phosphoric or amidosulfonic acid (for example Sidolin Cristal from Henkel). We recommend treating the surface afterwards with a microfibre cloth and a suitable glass cleaner.
Removing stubborn stains on light-coloured ceramic worktops
In the case of stubborn stains, for example red wine after a long exposure time, visible colour particles may be deposited in the surface textures of light-coloured designs. However, this is no cause for concern. Thanks to the non-porous surface of ceramic worktops, no deep marks will be left behind. Stubborn stains, for example, can be easily cleaned with Akemi, Möller-Chemie and Lithofin cleaners.