Important basic information
Cleaning means the removal of soiling, care means to consciously leave residues. When cleaning the worktop, cleaning agents sould not get in contact with other surfaces. Ceramic does not require any maintenance. However, maintenance-free does not mean self-cleaning!
Already from a hygienical point of view, daily cleaning is necessary. With a glass cleaner and a microfibre cloth, most dirt can be removed without leaving any residues. For the worktop of the kitchen, a glass cleaner without film building is required. Example: Sidolin Cristall (Henkel).
If large amounts of dirt are present, we recommend to use an intensive cleanser or an universal basic cleanser. If these products are used in connection with food, a two step cleaning procedure is required. Example: Bref Power – degreaser (Henkel)
Subsequently, bound residual dirt can easily be removed by using an appropriate glass cleaner and a dry, clean microfibre cloth. Example: Sidolin Cristall (Henkel)
Heavy dirt like for example crusted food residue or metal debris of pots or knifes can easily be removed by using an appropriate class cleaner and a dry, clean microfibre cloth. Example: Steel and Ceran (Henkel)
Subsequently, bound residual dirt can be removed easily by using an appropriate glass cleaner and a dry, clean microfibre cloth. Example: Sidolin Cristall (Henkel)
For descaling, a preparation based on sulfamic acid or phosphoric acid is helpful. Example: Bref descaling agent phosphoric acid, afterwards rinse with water and sidolin.
In order to prevent substances from coming into contact with food, additional cleaning with an appropriate glass cleaner and a microfibre cloth is required. Example: Sidolin Cristall (Henkel)
Please make sure to use sufficient liquid when cleaning. This way, you will achieve the best result.
Although ceramic is chemically very resistant, acidic substances based on hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid or hydrofluoric acid (wheel rim cleaner) are generally unsuitable for use in kitchen and bathroom. Highly alkaline products like for example oven cleaner with potash can attack the surface, this also applies to abrasive cleaning powder on a quartz basis or sand.
Both cleaning agents and residuals may leave unhygienic layers and therefore are not recommended for the hygienic cleaning of worktops made from ceramic. Films of lubricant arising from the permanent application of dirty dishcloths can be removed by means of a ceramic hob cleaner like for example ""Steel and Ceran"" (Henkel).