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Caring For Your Quartz Countertops

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One of the many things we specialize at Kitchen Zip are countertops. While we offer a wide variety of looks and styles at varying price points, one of our most popular options is our quartz countertops. They look gorgeous, and come with a considerable amount of advantages, but many are still unclear as to the proper way to care for and clean them. In this blog, we will look at a small handful of tips to help you in caring for your quartz countertop surfaces. Let’s get right into it!

Stain Removal

One of the many benefits of having quartz countertops is that they are far more stain resistant than other types of countertop surfaces. Things like tomato sauce, wine, and coffee are far less harmful to quartz countertops, and the accidental spilling of items like these are far less of an issue. Accidents do happen and sometimes we are unable to clean up messes immediately. In situations like this, if you have noticed or experienced a slight bit staining from a residual mess, one of the best ways to start is by cleaning with hot water and soap. Gently scrub the area in a circular motion, allowing the stain to essentially get buffed out.

Dried On Messes

As we stated earlier, cooking is something that requires multitasking, and sometimes that means not being able to clean up until later. If we’re especially busy with taking care of kids or doing other things around the house, sometimes we forget to give our kitchen a thorough cleaning, leaving small spills that eventually dry up. Things like melted cheese, cake batter or other sticky messes can dry up and become hard to remove. The last thing you want to do is scratch your gorgeous quartz countertops, so in removing messes like these, you should always consider the least abrasive method possible. Never underestimate the strength and power of hot water and time. Let the caked on mess soften up with some hot water; by doing this for long enough, you should be able to wipe the mess up with ease. In the instance of a more difficult stain, use a soft and dull plastic item to scrape off or chip away at it. This will remove the stain without potentially damaging your gorgeous surfaces.

Quartz Countertops and Heat

One common misconception of quartz countertops has to do with their ability to withstand high temperatures. A typical mistake that many homeowners have a tendency to make is setting hot pots, pans or skillets directly on top of their quartz countertops, assuming that they are able to withstand high temperatures. This is not true, and much like with any natural stone countertop, this can cause your gorgeous surfaces to crack. This isn’t to say that your countertops should be free of pots and pans, however. Putting a hot pad or similar protective item underneath your hot pan will allow you to still use your counter space without potentially damaging the surface. Practice this same level of caution when using things like slow cookers, pressure cookers, electric griddles or any other item that can reach a considerably high temperature. If you intend to place these on your quartz countertops, provide the surface with adequate protection so that the hot item itself isn’t directly contacting the surface.

Those are just a few helpful tips for taking care of your quartz countertops. At Kitchen Zip, we specialize in a wide variety of kitchen and bathroom items, including quartz countertop surfaces. To browse our inventory, visit our webstore. To speak with an experienced associate, stop by our Charlotte brick and mortar store. We would love to see you and help you find the perfect faucet, sink, toilet or countertop for your bathroom or kitchen. Contact us today!