Ellipse Quartz: Care & Maintenance Guide
Your Ellipse Quartz surface has unique properties. The color variations and blotches and veins are designed to create a natural appearance.
Ellipse Quartz provides you with a near maintenance-free surface. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water will keep your Ellipse Quartz surface looking brand new. Harsh chemicals are not needed. It is recommended that you avoid surface contact with chemicals beyond the 5 to 8 pH range. This includes some typical kitchen items such as oven cleaners and dishwasher tabs or detergent. Other chemicals to avoid are strippers, battery acid and porcelain toilet bowl cleaners.
For stubborn stains such as permanent marker, it is best to use a small amount of glass cooktop cleaner and a soft cloth. Move the cloth in a circular motion until the stain disappears. Gently scrape hardened food residue with a plastic scraper or a new razor blade and then use glass cooktop cleaner following the above instructions if necessary. Once the stain is removed rinse the area with mild soap and water. Never use abrasive scrub pads to avoid damaging the surface.
Although Ellipse Quartz surfaces are designed and manufactured to be highly resistant to cracks, chips, and pitting, no surface is indestructible. Avoid excessive force or pressure, particularly on edges of the stone and around under-mounted sink openings. Always use a cutting board to protect the surface. Cutting directly on the Ellipse Quartz surfaces may dull your knives.
Ellipse Quartz is highly heat resistant but to maintain the surface always place heat-absorbing trivets between hot cookware and the surface. Avoid placing hot cookware directly on Ellipse Quartz surfaces.
- Bar Keeper’s Friend®
- Formula 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner
- Greased Lightning®
- Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner™ (for stubborn stains)