5 Maintenance tips to make your kitchen worktops last longer

When buying your kitchen worktops, you’ll want to make to invest in a good quality option that won’t be easily damaged.

However, while your worktops do their part you also have to do yours. Most of these tips are somewhat obvious, but also very easy to overlook. Making sure you’re looking after your kitchen worktops the right way will ensure that you won’t have to replace them anytime soon and keep them looking new and fresh.

Always use chopping boards

Chopping boards are a must when it comes to maintaining your kitchen worktops. It goes without saying, but the constant use of sharp knives straight onto your countertops is guaranteed to leave some lasting damage. Having chopping boards easily accessible will make it easier to break this habit and help your kitchen worktops last longer.

Avoid heat damage on your kitchen worktops

Whether you enjoy cooking or consider it just another task on the to-do list, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when there’s multiple hot pots and pans on the go. When you get stressed is when you tend to disregard your kitchen worktops. While it’s incredibly easy to just place a hot pan straight on to the worktop, it’s not worth it in the long run. It can cause burns, discolouration and will ensure you have to replace your kitchen worktops sooner than expected. If you’re prone to this, just make sure to always have a pot stand handy. And if you don’t have one, there are plenty of very reasonably priced options available in Supermarkets, Cooking Shops and online. That way you can avoid damaging your kitchen worktops.

Don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals on your kitchen worktops where possible

When it comes to cleaning up spillages, it’s important to wipe them up immediately to avoid staining your kitchen worktops. However, take care that the cleaning products you’re using aren’t causing more harm than good. It may not be something you’ve considered, but using harsh chemicals and bleaches on your kitchen worktops all the time will cause them to wear down faster and may result in discolouration. If your kitchen receives a lot of natural light, the UV rays from the sun will help accelerate this process. The key is to make sure you have good quality yet gentle cleaning products. That way you can clean up spillages, without potentially causing damage to your kitchen worktops. This will keep them looking newer for longer.

Know how to look after your specific kitchen worktops

Knowing what your kitchen worktop needs to stay in good condition will go a long way. Different materials require different care. So do some research on what the specific type of material needs to stay in top condition. Some materials such as wooden worktops require regular sealing, if you aren’t keeping up with this you can be sure you’ll need to replace your kitchen worktops faster than expected.

Invest in Good Quality Kitchen Worktops…

When buying your kitchen worktops, invest in good quality. This will help you avoid worn out looking worktops and having to spend money to replace them after a short amount of time. This isn’t technically a maintenance tip, but will set you up for success in the long run.

And that is where we come in. If you’re looking for low prices on kitchen worktops online, we can guarantee you the very best in quality from the many kitchen worktop suppliers we deal with. From Corian to Granite, we have a huge range of materials and colours for your to choose from. And with all of them, you can be certain you’ll find something that’s perfect for your new kitchen – and at a fraction of the price of any high street store, with the same high quality.

Your kitchen worktops have no easy job, they are constantly in use and put under pressure. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you are treating them with care in order to get the best out of them. If you have any questions about the maintenance requirements of particular worktops from DWS, please contact us.