Dekton Care and Maintenance Guidelines
Cleaning & Maintenance for Kitchen Worktops
Due to its practically zero porosity, the ultra-compact Dekton® surface is highly resistant to staining in day-to-day use and from chemical products, making it ideal for use as a kitchen worktop and as a surface for other kinds of work, both inside and out. For general cleaning, Cosentino recommends the use of Q-Action with a sponge or scouring pad. If this product is not available, the best option is to use a neutral soap and water.
Cleaning Stubborn Stains
In the case of aggressive stains, either from products that are resistant to normal cleaning agents or because they have remained on the work surface without being removed, we recommend using more specific products such as: cream detergents with abrasive particles or solvents (acetone or universal solvent type). The accompanying table shows the various types of stains with their corresponding cleaning products.
|Grease and oil||Alkaline detergent / solvent|
|Wine||Alkaline detergent / acid|
|Ice cream||Alkaline detergent|
|Resin / nail varnish||Solvent|
|Coffee||Alkaline detergent / acid|
|Epoxy adhesive and grouting||Solvent|
|Nicotine||Solvent / oxidant|
Acid cleaning products can include any of low pH or descaling agent etc. Alkaline products include basic cleaning agents, ammonia etc.
Solvents can include products such as universal solvent, turpentine (white spirit), acetone, alcohol etc. Oxidants include products such as hydrogen peroxide and diluted bleach.
Prevention of Knocks
Although Dekton® is an extremely resistant surface, knocks should be avoided in areas which are more exposed (corners, edges, bevels etc.).
Performance in Contact with Hot Objects
Recipients such as frying pans, saucepans, casseroles and coffee makers etc. can be placed directly on the work surface after use.
Electrical apparatuses which give of heat can also be placed on the unprotected surface. Dekton® is designed to withstand utensil
temperatures from domestic use.*
• Please avoid direct constant contact between worktops and metal areas of electric griddles and hobs which can occasionally occur due to incorrect installation.
• Avoid very high temperature direct sources of heat such as fireplaces, chimneys, barbeques etc.
• Avoid direct contact with a naked flame.
• Do not carry out any form of mechanical work on the surface, such as polishing.
• Avoid using metal scouring pads.
• The use of this type of product can lead to the loss of the product guarantee.
*For Dekton® 8 mm it is necessary to use protection for hot objects.
See www.dekton.com for more information, cleaning methods, general maintenance and exposure to chemical substances.
In the event of exposure to a chemical not included in this document or the web page, it will be deemed as improper use and will not be covered by the guarantee. Cosentino® is in accordance with the council directive of 21 December 1998 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States regarding materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.