Silestone is easy to keep clean and maintain. In most cases it just needs to be wiped over with a dry cloth to remove any dirt. Instructions are given below for enjoying your Silestone countertop in optimum conditions.
For Silestone with a polished finish, we recommend you use warm water and soap or a mild household cleaner, such as 409®, Fantastik®, Lysol®, or Windex®. In case of stubborn spills or stains, soak the area for up to 10 minutes with one of the above cleaners and vigorously wipe away with a non-scratch Scotch Brite® pad.
Silestone Leather does show daily living more frequently and therefore requires more daily maintenance than other Silestone products. For your daily cleaning routine we recommend Countertop Magic™ follow instructions on bottle of cleaner.
The natural quartz in Silestone makes it the toughest interior surface available on the market. It resists scratching, staining and scorching better than any other natural stone or solid surface. Do avoid excessive force or pressure because that may mar or chip the surface. Don’t worry about spills from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and many other common household products; just avoid harsh chemicals. And don’t worry about dropping a lit match onto your Silestone countertop; it won’t scorch. But, use trivets when placing any hot items to avoid thermal shock.
Thermal shock is the sudden change of surface temperature. It is recommended that you protect your countertop surface from direct heat sources by using placemats, coasters and/or trivets.
Although Silestone can withstand high temperatures for short periods of time, its performance varies with respect to different factors like thickness, color, location, etc. For this reason, it is not recommended that the product be exposed to sustained contact with a heat source, nor should hot saucepans, frying pans, deep-fat fryers, etc. be placed on it. The use of a hot pad or trivet is recommended in such situations.
We always recommend placing hot objects on top of hot pads.