- Use a heatproof mat or board to protect the bench
- Don’t drag rough objects across the bench, as scratches may damage the surface
- Don’t use a knife to cut directly onto the bench surface – always use a cutting board
- Be aware that the base board of your bench does not have the same waterproof qualities as the top surface. Please contact your plumber immediately should any leaks or seepage occur
- Avoid placing frequently used heated objects on joins, e.g. toasters or kettles
- Use dishwashing detergent to clean the black or white powder-coated finish on your hob or oven.
- Do not use scouring products such as Jif or Ajax.
- Always wipe with detergent based cleaner
- Never use scouring products e.g. Jif or Ajax. Avoid aggressive detergents such as oven cleaner coming in contact with stainless steel
- To remove finger marks and smears we recommend the use of a high-quality microfibre cloth.
- Clean with specialist ceramic hob cleaners available from your supermarket.
- Burnt on spills can be scraped off using either a glass scraper or the scraper provided by the hob manufacturer.
Food trapped in the door seals can be the cause of dishwasher odours.
- Clean periodically with a damp sponge to prevent this occurring.
- To clean the exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher use a cloth and warm soapy water.
- Do not use solvents of abrasive cleaning products.
- Spots and stains on the interior surface are best moved using white vinegar on a damp cloth.
Sinks are manufactured from high-quality stainless steel, which provides a surface with maximum durability. However, stainless steel can be scratched or scuffed. When scuffing does occur, please remember that this is normal and the effect will become uniform with age. The high-quality stainless steel will not lose its attractive shine. Clean regularly to maintain the appearance:
- Wipe with a soft, soapy cloth, rinse and dry after every use.
- Drying is very important to eliminate any film build-up that may develop from hard water deposits.
- Avoid bleaches containing hypochlorite and silver dip cleaners that cause pitting and staining.
- Avoid leaving behind certain foods that can cause pitting and corrosion. Foods include citric fruit juices, salt, vinegar, mustard, pickles and mayonnaise.
- Strong acids can damage stainless steel (eg. Photographic developing liquids or denture cleanser). If they come into contact with the sink, they should be washed away immediately with clean water.
For more tips on how to maintain your new kitchen after your kitchen installation, get in touch with Ace Kitchens and Laminates in Wellington today!