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Care Guidelines For Granite & Stone Work Surfaces

Please find the following care guidelines for looking after the work surfaces

• Granite worktops must not be rubbed with abrasive materials such as metal pads, scouring detergents and wire wool or alkaline and chlorine based cleaners or bleach. Iinstead, wash with clean warm water to which a non-abrasive light neutral detergent (PH7) may be added. Rinse with clean warm water and dry with a chamois leather or similar.

• Liquids spilt on your granite worktops should be mopped up immediately. The most risk is from highly alkaline or acidic liquids (such as lemon juice or vinegar), oil based substances (such as butter and cooking oils – hot oil splattering from cooking pans around the cooker), wine, detergents and alcohol.

• Do not allow any build up of salt or detergent on your granite worktop.

• Granite worktops should not be brought into contact with strong acids or chemicals including paint stripper, brush cleaner, oven cleaner, nail varnish remover, degreaser or similar products.

• For a longer lasting finish the granite worktop surface can be sealed to reduce its natural porosity.

• Do not hit your granite worktop with blunt or heavy objects. It can crack, chip or even break (the edges are most likely to be damaged if physically abused).

• We would advise the use of a chopping board as a preparation centre to reduce the risk of damage to your granite worktop.

• Do not expose your granite worktop to excessive heat – we advise the use of a table mat or similar to place your pans on when taken directly from the hob.