Glass is a particularly easy-care material that is simple to clean.
Frosted or glossy?
The surface finish also plays an important role in the use and care of worktops. Basically, frosted glass is recommended for work surfaces due to their excellent resistance to cuts and scratches. Many of our customers like to choose glossy glass for back walls for its exclusive look.
Important tips for daily use
Our worktops made of toughened safety glass have proven extremely durable in everyday use.
To ensure that your new glass kitchen worktop remains stylish and hygienic for many years to come, you should follow these tips:
- Avoid bumping against the edges and corners.
- Despite the temperature-resistant surface, you should use a mat for hot pots and pans, especially in the bridge area between the sink and hob.
- Remove cooking oil and grease from the worktop promptly – especially with frosted glass. Failure to do so will result in slight shadowing.
- We advise you to use a suitable underlay when cutting. This helps to protect your knives on Satin+ surfaces and avoid wear marks on glossy and Mezzo surfaces.
- Although glass is extremely durable, we recommend gentle cleaning without mechanical tools. Do not use abrasive or highly corrosive agents, scouring pads or metal pot cleaners. If a corrosive liquid gets onto your work surface, remove it quickly and with plenty of water.
Cleaning your glass countertop
For daily cleaning of your work surface, it is sufficient to use commercially available agents and soft sponge cloths. Mild glass cleaner, washing-up liquid and all-purpose kitchen cleaners are suitable for removing light soiling. Always dry the surface with a lint-free cloth to prevent limescale deposits.
Dissolve grease stains on frosted worktops
Fatty foods and oils may leave shadows on frosted glass. You can remove these with a basic glass cleaner. Should heavier soiling occur – for example due to prolonged exposure to hot grease – we recommend using a mild cleaner with a grease-dissolving effect.
Important: Cleaners containing silicone and acids are not suitable for frosted glass!
If water leaves limescale marks or stains, you can easily remove it with common products such as water-based cleaning agents:
- Vinegar-water mixture (ratio 1:1)
- Citric acid (two to three teaspoons to one litre of water)
- Baking soda (one teaspoon to half a litre of water)
Toothpaste and rinse aid also help to remove limescale stains on glass.
It is best to apply your preferred product using a spray bottle, wet the entire surface and let it work for a short time. You can then loosen the limescale deposits with a brush that is not too hard. Finally, rinse the surface again with clear water and a soft sponge. Then dry the glass panel directly with a lint-free cotton cloth to avoid renewed limescale formation.