Zodiaq care and maintenance is simple and easy. Zodiaq surfaces are very easy to maintain. The quartz used in Zodiaq coupled with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers — results in a durable, nonporous, chemical-resistant surface. Zodiaq is also heat- and scratch resistant, but not heat- and scratch-proof. Therefore, the use of a cutting board is recommended when using a knife.
Zodiaq quartz countertops keep a lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing because it is nonporous. Zodiaq does not require sealants or waxes.
Zodiaq also gives you peace of mind. In the unlikely event that you do experience any problems due to a manufacturer’s defect, you can rest assured that DuPont backs Zodiaq with a 10-year limited warranty.
Routine Zodiaq Care
With simple care, Zodiaq will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For routine cleaning, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
Even though Zodiaq resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, please wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.
For stubborn or dried spills, please use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite scrub pad coupled with Formula 409 Glass & Surface Cleaner or a comparable cleaning product.
Please avoid using cleansers that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper zodiaq care when handling and storing any cleaning products.
Preventing Heat and Other Damage
To maintain the beauty of Zodiaq, please do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. DuPont recommends the use of trivets and hot pads.
Removing Difficult Spills
Sometimes spills occur and dry on the countertops. For materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint), please remove by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife.
Permanent markers and inks may adhere to the surface and should be avoided. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, clean first as outlined in Routine Care. If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Greased Lightning or a comparable product and rub it into the stain. Let the cleaning agent sit for 15 minutes and wipe the surface clean with a cotton cloth. Rinse thoroughly to remove any cleaner residue.
While casual exposure to alkaline materials will not damage Zodiaq, highly alkaline (high-pH) cleansers are not recommended when cleaning Zodiaq
Please avoid exposing Zodiaq quartz surfaces to strong chemicals and solvents,especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from Zodiaq surfaces.
If any of the substances listed above come into contact with Zodiaq, please rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.
Please follow these Zodiaq care and maintenance guidelines and your countertops will provide you with many years of trouble free use.
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