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Tips for Spring Cleaning Kitchen Countertops

  
  
  
  
  

Happy second day of spring! If spring cleaning your kitchen is an annual tradition, be sure to check out our knowledge area on formica.com for tutorials on how to spruce up and repair solid surface and laminate countertops.

Laminate countertops are easy to clean.

If you are going green with your cleaning, try these simple, natural countertop remedies from The Daily Green:

Baking Soda and Water: Reclaim counters by sprinkling with baking soda, then scrubbing with a damp cloth or sponge. If you have stains, knead the baking soda and water into a paste and let set for a while before you remove. This method also works great for stainless steel sinks, cutting boards, containers, refrigerators, oven tops and more.

Kosher Salt and Water: If you need a tougher abrasive sprinkle on kosher salt, and scrub with a wet cloth or sponge.

Natural Disinfectant: To knock out germs without strong products, mix 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil. Spray or rub on countertops and other kitchen surfaces.

 


Comments

Can the cleaning info above also be used for Stainless Steel appliances?
Posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:19 PM by Shermie
Thanks for reading! We're all over cleaning laminate and solid surfacing, but for stainless steel appliances, we'd recommend following the manufacturer's use and care guidelines.
Posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:47 PM by Stacy Stufft
Can you please tell me the color name of the laminate?
Posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 7:36 AM by Sally Cote
Hi Sally, thanks for asking. The pattern is 180fx® Travertine Silver with a bullnose IdealEdge.™
Posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 7:46 AM by Stacy Stufft
Sad to say I purchased a Formica soild surface countertop with built in sink. I've had it for only 2 years and it is noticeably worn looking and the white sink stains easily. Very disappointed.
Posted @ Friday, June 21, 2013 5:39 AM by Linda Vance
Hi Linda, 
Formica® Solid Surfacing is renewable, so if you haven’t already, we’d recommend you try the steps outlined in our Use and Care guide.  
 
Here’s the link: 
http://www.formica.com/~/media/Files/Product%20Information/Solid%20Surfacing/Use%20and%20Care%20Guide%20-%20Warranty/TB_FSS_UseandCare%20and%20Warranty.ashx 
 
This may give your countertop a refresh. If you are not satisfied with the results, please contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-FORMICA™ (1-800-367-6422).  
They are a great resource and available to help. 
 
Thanks for reading! 
Posted @ Friday, June 21, 2013 8:18 AM by Stacy Stufft
How about Method All Purpose cleaner? Or their glass cleaner? 
 
Posted @ Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:06 PM by naomi
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