DO: Clean the surface regularly using a microfiber cloth and household kitchen cleaning spray. Citrus and vegetable juice, tea, coffee, vinegar, dyes and perfume, pollen, polish and ink, blood, wine and mildew – use a damp microfiber cloth and a mild abrasive cleaning product (except on high gloss or dark surfaces). Also, try wiping down the spot with a mixture of half water and half distilled white vinegar. Rinse and dry the countertop after you clean with this solution. Remove marks and fine scratches with a mild abrasive cleaner. Pour a small circle of liquid mild abrasive cleaner on a damp sponge. Spray the entire countertop with an ammonia-based household cleaner or countertop cleaner from a spray bottle. Wipe the countertop with a microfiber cloth in circular motions to clean it. Don't use non-ammonia-based household sprays, such as some window cleaners, because they will leave residues behind. Everyday cleaning Generally, a damp microfiber cloth used with a standard household kitchen spray should remove most stains. For most residues, all you need to clean your Corian® countertops is warm soapy water, ammonia-based household cleaner, or a dedicated countertop cleaner. Corian is fairly easy to scratch, can't withstand high temperatures, is almost impossible to stain, and requires no maintenance. Granite is hard to scratch, can handle extremely high temperatures, needs to be maintained with a yearly sealant application, and can stain if you're not diligent about cleaning up spills.
My sink, like all Corian sinks has a matte finish, which means it is safe to use a mildly abrasive cleaner. As I've mentioned before, my favorite is Bar Keepers Friend. As far as your counters go, DuPont says you can use a mild abrasive to remove stains and restore the finish.
Corian suggests using Viakal gel for stain removal purposes. Simply take the gel, apply, and leave it for 2 to 4 minutes. After this time has passed, remove the gel using a damp soft cloth. Then take another clean soft cloth and rinse the surface thoroughly with water.
For tough stains, Soft Scrub and a white or green Scotch Brite pad. Barkeeper's Friend and Mr. Clean magic eraser are my front line of gentle abrasives and a soft touch. You can always go courser if they don't work.
Step 1 – Use Your Usual Cleaning Solvents. For the usual crumbs and dirt, use soapy water or your preferred solid surface cleaner. Step 2 – Remove Stains. Step 3 – Use Abrasive Pads. Step 4 – Sand with Coarse Grit Sandpaper. Step 5 – Follow with Fine Grit Sandpaper. Step 6 – Refinish Your Countertop. Step 7 – Disinfect.
To remove them, try a scrub powder with oxalic acid, such as Bar Keepers Friend or Zud. If that isn't enough, use bleach in water. In its advice about disinfecting Corian surfaces, DuPont recommends using a solution of half bleach and half water, so even that strong a solution should be okay for removing stains.
Add equal amounts of white vinegar and water to a spray bottle and shake the container until they are mixed. Spray the vinegar and water mixture directly to each hard water stain, and wait a few minutes for it to penetrate the stains. Wipe the hard water stains with a cleaning cloth.
Squirt a small amount of a liquid, lightly abrasive cleaner onto the scratched area of the counter. Work a sponge through the cleaner using a circular motion. Press down firmly on the sponge as you work to help remove any residue or cleanser buildup that may be inside the scratched area. Rinse well with water.
If your Corian quartz has a glossy finish, buffing the surface with microfiber cloth after applying a combination quartz and Corian polish and cleaner like Granite Gold Quartz Brite® is all you have to do to keep it shiny. You won't need to seal the countertops.
You can also use Soft Scrub and a green Scotch Brite pad to remove residue. NOTE: Do NOT use Soft Scrub on the countertop surface for everyday cleaning. Corian is heat resistant, but it is NOT safe to place hot pots and pans directly on the surface. Avoid using harsh chemicals on or around Corian surfaces.
Corian® Solid Surface is unaffected by common household and commercial cleaners such as: Powdered abrasive cleaners with bleach are suitable for matte finishes, use on semi-gloss and gloss finishes may dull the finish. Acid drain cleaners may cause surface damage and should not be used on Corian® Solid Surface.
Being that Corian is so expensive, ripping the counter-tops off and throwing them away is not an option. The good news is you can change the color to update the look of the kitchen or just give it a whole look decorating style. Although, not suggested, if you simply must change the color, you can.
Corian countertops are softer than stone and while they are lower maintenance and less expensive, they scratch easily.
Solid Surface Clean the surface with soapy water and an ammonia-based cleaner (i. e. Softscrub, and avoid cleaners that leave behind residues. ) For extra shine, clean with an abrasive household cleanser like Ajax or Comet and apply gently with a sponge. Do this once a month to maintain the original level of gloss.