Can I Put Hot Things on Corian?

Corian is a trusted countertop surface that has been used for decades. Corian is durable and beautiful. In order to make the most of your Corian surfaces, it is important that you know how to clean and care for it properly. This quick guide will provide you with the information you need to keep your surfaces looking great.

How To Clean Properly

In order to prevent the spread of germs, it is important to thoroughly clean frequently touched surfaces. These types of surfaces can include countertops, tables, light switches, handles, doorknobs, and more.

Corian Solid Surface and Corian Quartz have both been proven compatible with the current products listed by the EPA as effective in killing infectious germs. This means that you can use most cleaning solutions with confidence on your Corian surfaces. You should clean and disinfect frequently to fight germs.

Liquids will not penetrate Corian Solid Surface, but you should still be sure to wipe up spills quickly. When spills are not dried up quickly, they can create a film on the surface. This will dull the finish and make the surface appear blotchy.

Depending on the color of your Corian surface, it might require more frequent cleaning in order to maintain appearance. Lighter-colored surfaces will require more frequent cleaning.

Darker-colored surfaces often show up scratches more easily.

Some harder-to-clean stains might include coffee, tea, and red wine. Hard water can also be an issue. This can build up over time and create stains. You should use products specially designed for removing hard water stains.

How To Prevent Damage

Although Corian Solid Surface is heat resistant, you should still minimize direct contact with hot surfaces. This will help to prolong the life of your countertop and protect the investment you made.

As a general rule, you should not place hot pots, pans or other items directly on the countertop. Use heat trivets to protect surfaces. You should also place trivets under heat-producing appliances such as toasters.

To avoid scratches and gashes you should not cut or chop directly on Corian surfaces. Use a cutting board.

Strong chemicals can damage the Corian surface. Do not use strong chemicals on or near your Corian countertops or sinks.

Boiling water should not be poured directly into a Corian Solid Surface Sink. This can cause damage. Always use a secondary bowl to catch boiling water when draining food.