Corian Solid Surface

How to Clean Corian® — Guidelines for Long-lasting Beauty

How to Clean Corian® Guidelines
DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is designed for carefree maintenance. Just follow the simple How to Clean Corian® Guidelines below to keep your Corian® surfaces looking fresh and smart for years to come.

How to Clean Corian® — The Basics

Start with Common Household Cleaners
For most residues, all you need to clean your Corian® countertops is warm soapy water, ammonia-based household cleaner, or a dedicated countertop cleaner, like Clean EnCounters®. Do avoid window cleaners, however, as they can leave a waxy build-up that dulls the surface. For the toughest problems, we recommend Deep Cleaner for DuPont™ Corian® from Stone Care International.

CORIAN® ROUTINE CARE

COUNTERTOPS - CLEANING ALL FINISHES

Most dirt & residue: Use soapy water, ammonia based cleaner (not window cleaner), rinse, and wipe completely dry. Commercially available solid surface cleaners, such as Clean EnCounters® will also work well.

Preventing hard water marks: Rinse and wipe completely dry after cleaning; clean up spills before they dry.

Removing hard water marks: Use a cleaner formulated for removing hard water marks such as CLR or Lime-A-Way.

Difficult residue: Spray residue with Deep Cleaner for DuPont Corian from Stone Care International. Follow instructions on the bottle. Wash area with soapy water, rinse, and wipe completely dry. If residue persists, follow steps below for removing dulling film.

Disinfecting: Occasionally, wipe surface with diluted household bleach (1 part water/1 part bleach). Rinse top thoroughly with water and wipe completely dry.

SINKS & LAVATORIES

Cleaning: Follow procedures above or use Soft Scrub® and a green Scotch-Brite® pad to remove residue. Rub green Scotch-Brite® pad over entire sink to blend in finish.
NOTE: Do Not Use Scotch-Brite® on the countertop surface.

Disinfecting: Fill your sink 1/4 full with diluted household bleach (1 part water/1 part bleach). Be sure to get some of the solution into the overflow opening to disinfect. Let the solution stay in the sink for 15 minutes; then wash sides and bottom as solution drains. Rinse out the sink with water.
 
Avoid getting the bleach solution in your eyes or bare skin. Always follow the bleach manufacturer's safety instructions when working with bleach. To enhance the gloss level on semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes, use a countertop polish such as Countertop Magic®, Hope's Countertop Polish®, or Enhance Countertop Polish®.
 
Scotch-Brite® is a registered trademark of 3M Company, Soft Scrub® is a registered trademark of The Dial Corporation, Countertop Magic® is a registered trademarn of The Hope Co., Enhance Countertop Polish® is a registered trademark of Eastern Marble Co.

Keep Your Corian® Countertops Dry
Film will build up on countertops if water is left to dry on the surface. This film will dull the countertop surface, making the finish appear blotchy and uneven. To prevent film build-up, it is very important to wipe the countertop completely dry immediately after spills and cleaning.

Some colors of Corian® may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors. Over time, even with proper care, your countertop will acquire a sheen. Dark colors may show light scratches more readily. But rest assured — restoring your countertops to their original glory is an easy process.

Preventing Heat Damage
While Corian® solid surface is heat resistant, as with all countertop materials, it is important to minimize direct heat exposure to protect your surface and investment.

Important — Do not place hot pots, pans, etc. directly on the countertop surface.  
Always use heat trivets or pads when placing hot objects on any surface. Always use a trivet under portable heat-generating appliances, such as a toaster oven. Allow cookware to cool before placing it into a Corian® sink.

Preventing Other Damage
In most cases, DuPont™ Corian® surfaces can be repaired if damaged. Be sure to follow these guidelines to help you prevent any permanent damage to your Corian® countertop.

  • Avoid getting strong chemicals, such as paint removers, oven cleaners, etc., on your Corian® countertop. If a spill does occur, promptly flush the surface with water to fully rinse off the chemical. Do not cut directly on Corian® countertops. Use a cutting board. 

  • Boiling water alone will not damage your Corian® sink. However, it is a recommended practice to run cold water from the faucet while pouring boiling water into the sink.

Caring For Your DuPont Corian® Countertop

Corian Care & Maintenance Guide

 

Corian Solid Surface

How to Clean Corian® — Guidelines for Long-lasting Beauty

How to Clean Corian® Guidelines
DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is designed for carefree maintenance. Just follow the simple How to Clean Corian® Guidelines below to keep your Corian® surfaces looking fresh and smart for years to come.

How to Clean Corian® — The Basics

Start with Common Household Cleaners
For most residues, all you need to clean your Corian® countertops is warm soapy water, ammonia-based household cleaner, or a dedicated countertop cleaner, like Clean EnCounters®. Do avoid window cleaners, however, as they can leave a waxy build-up that dulls the surface. For the toughest problems, we recommend Deep Cleaner for DuPont™ Corian® from Stone Care International.

CORIAN® ROUTINE CARE

COUNTERTOPS - CLEANING ALL FINISHES

Most dirt & residue: Use soapy water, ammonia based cleaner (not window cleaner), rinse, and wipe completely dry. Commercially available solid surface cleaners, such as Clean EnCounters® will also work well.

Preventing hard water marks: Rinse and wipe completely dry after cleaning; clean up spills before they dry.

Removing hard water marks: Use a cleaner formulated for removing hard water marks such as CLR or Lime-A-Way.

Difficult residue: Spray residue with Deep Cleaner for DuPont Corian from Stone Care International. Follow instructions on the bottle. Wash area with soapy water, rinse, and wipe completely dry. If residue persists, follow steps below for removing dulling film.

Disinfecting: Occasionally, wipe surface with diluted household bleach (1 part water/1 part bleach). Rinse top thoroughly with water and wipe completely dry.

SINKS & LAVATORIES

Cleaning: Follow procedures above or use Soft Scrub® and a green Scotch-Brite® pad to remove residue. Rub green Scotch-Brite® pad over entire sink to blend in finish.
NOTE: Do Not Use Scotch-Brite® on the countertop surface.

Disinfecting: Fill your sink 1/4 full with diluted household bleach (1 part water/1 part bleach). Be sure to get some of the solution into the overflow opening to disinfect. Let the solution stay in the sink for 15 minutes; then wash sides and bottom as solution drains. Rinse out the sink with water.
 
Avoid getting the bleach solution in your eyes or bare skin. Always follow the bleach manufacturer's safety instructions when working with bleach. To enhance the gloss level on semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes, use a countertop polish such as Countertop Magic®, Hope's Countertop Polish®, or Enhance Countertop Polish®.
 
Scotch-Brite® is a registered trademark of 3M Company, Soft Scrub® is a registered trademark of The Dial Corporation, Countertop Magic® is a registered trademarn of The Hope Co., Enhance Countertop Polish® is a registered trademark of Eastern Marble Co.

Keep Your Corian® Countertops Dry
Film will build up on countertops if water is left to dry on the surface. This film will dull the countertop surface, making the finish appear blotchy and uneven. To prevent film build-up, it is very important to wipe the countertop completely dry immediately after spills and cleaning.

Some colors of Corian® may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors. Over time, even with proper care, your countertop will acquire a sheen. Dark colors may show light scratches more readily. But rest assured — restoring your countertops to their original glory is an easy process.

Preventing Heat Damage
While Corian® solid surface is heat resistant, as with all countertop materials, it is important to minimize direct heat exposure to protect your surface and investment.

Important — Do not place hot pots, pans, etc. directly on the countertop surface.  
Always use heat trivets or pads when placing hot objects on any surface. Always use a trivet under portable heat-generating appliances, such as a toaster oven. Allow cookware to cool before placing it into a Corian® sink.

Preventing Other Damage
In most cases, DuPont™ Corian® surfaces can be repaired if damaged. Be sure to follow these guidelines to help you prevent any permanent damage to your Corian® countertop.

  • Avoid getting strong chemicals, such as paint removers, oven cleaners, etc., on your Corian® countertop. If a spill does occur, promptly flush the surface with water to fully rinse off the chemical. Do not cut directly on Corian® countertops. Use a cutting board. 

  • Boiling water alone will not damage your Corian® sink. However, it is a recommended practice to run cold water from the faucet while pouring boiling water into the sink.

Caring For Your DuPont Corian® Countertop

Corian Care & Maintenance Guide