How To Care About Lightweight Countertop

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Lightweight countertop is a sturdy, interesting addition to a kitchen. An advantage of a solid wood countertop, in contrast to a laminated countertop, is that you do not have to worry about the top layer (its tabs) lifting because of moisture build up between laminates / veneers and solid wood. This is not to say that you can have a massive oak disk installed and forget it. In order to keep your oak countertop looking good, you need to follow some basic rules for cleaning and care.

Instructions

I clean the lightweight countertop regularly to avoid food stains. You can clean wood worktops with soap (detergent works well), water and a cloth or sponge. Dip the cloth or sponge into a soapy water sink, or simply soak the sponge and add a little detergent directly to the counter. Scrub the grime away. Rinse countertops with clean water (moisten a cloth or towel) and then wipe with a towel. Avoid placing hot items directly on oak countertops. Place hot pans on the stand.

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Protect your lightweight countertop from skirts with cutting boards, rather than cutting food directly onto the counter. Oil your worktops, if recommended and necessary, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Some-but not all-can be treated with mineral oil once a month. To oil countertops, place a few drops of mineral oil on a soft cloth and rub it into the counter. Please note that the manufacturer may recommend another type of oil, or none at all – always check first.

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Tips and warnings

If the food is stuck on the bench, use a spatula or other tools to scrape it. If it does not dissolve easily, add detergent directly to food and scrub with a warm wet sponge or cloth until it loosens.