Maintenance - Steel countertops
The stainless steel surface is smooth and solid and thus easy to maintain.
Daily cleaning is done with a damp cloth. The surface should afterwards be wiped off with a dry cloth to avoid limescales.
To maintain the smooth surface and optically minimize scratches, you can maintain the steel surface with oil (e.g. a mineral/paraffin based oil like old-fashioned baby oil).
- Apply the oil with a soft cloth.
- Leave for 10 min.
- Wipe the oil off, till the surface appears smooth and grease free.
The stainless steel surface is non-porous and thus neither soak liquids nor dirt. It is therefore a very spot resistant surface.
Spots that have dried out on the surface may be removed with lukewarm water mixed with a mild detergent.
Minor scratches cannot be avoided, and similar to steel sinks, they should be accepted as a natural part of having a steel product.
Some scratches may be removed using detergents that contain mild abrasives (e.g. liquid scouring powder). BUT! Unprofessionals should not be using any scouring powder, -cream or other abrasives as they may risk leaving the surface with a different degree of shine at various places.
A common mistake is to think that steel is heat resistant. While we understand the confusing, as many trivets and similar is made of steel, we must point out, that stainless steel countertops is not heat resistant!
Extreme heat may result in discolorations on the surface or that the underlying chipboard core is damaged.
Stainless steel countertops tolerate light impact of heat – But avoid placing pots and pans directly on the surface.