4 Effective Hints & Tips To Keep Your Worktops In Top Condition

Author: Claire

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Let’s set the scene.

After months of deliberating over the perfect tiles, flooring and kitchen cupboard door knobs, your new kitchen is finally in place.

Constructed by a team of experts, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted – a new centrepiece for your home which you can’t wait to show off to your friends and family.

However, since you are keen to keep it looking as great as it does currently, you start to wonder if there are any things you should or shouldn’t be doing when trying to maintain its condition.

Well, that’s where we can help.

In this blog post, we take a detailed look at some of the best ways to keep your newly fitted kitchen worktops looking as good as possible, highlighting a few of the best things we think you should invest your time, effort and energy in.

Invest In A Few Trivets

Regardless of the material your kitchen worktops are made from, trivets are a highly effective way of preventing scorch marks appearing on your surfaces and affecting their condition.

These heat protection devices may be low in price but can make a big difference when it comes to avoiding hot pans being placed straight onto the kitchen countertops.

Oak and other wooden worktops are especially susceptible to scorch marks so, if your new kitchen features these, consider adding a few trivets here and there.

Re-Oil Your Wooden Worktops

While on the topic of wooden kitchen worktops, without correctly maintaining them, you could find their condition gradually worsen and worsen as the years go by.

Therefore, to prevent this becoming an issue, it’s important to oil them on a bi-annual basis.

Whether it be osmo oil, danish oil, teak oil, linseed oil or even olive oil, re-oiling your worktops on a regular basis will not only keep them looking great but will also greatly improve their longevity and overall level of durability.

Use Chopping Boards For Meal Preparation

In a similar way to how trivets protect worktops from heat, chopping boards protect them from being scratched or cut into during meal preparations. Therefore, try to use chopping boards whenever you are chopping up meat or vegetables.

While some kitchen worktops may almost look like an extended chopping board, they really shouldn’t be used in this way if you want them to last.

Laminate worktops, for example, are produced with a protective layer on their surface. As such, the more you cut food atop this protective layer, the greater the likelihood will be that it will become damaged and diminish the structure underneath.

Clean Up Spills Straight Away

Accidents happen on a regular basis in kitchen areas but, when they do, it’s important to clear them up as soon as possible.

While it may be tempting to leave a drop of spilled wine on the countertop for wanting to go and chat with your friends, the longer it’s left, the more likely it will be to seep in and stain the surface underneath.

What’s more, leaving food and drink-based spills left unattended for a prolonged period of time can also attract insects, affecting the overall level of cleanliness within your kitchen.

For further advice on how to maintain your kitchen countertops, please do not hesitate to contact our team here at Price Kitchens. Alternatively, check out our blog for some more useful hints and tips.

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