Care in use for Zodiaq quartz surfaces
DuPont Zodiaq quartz surfaces are very easy to maintain. The quartz used in Zodiaq, coupled with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers, results in a durable nonporous, chemical and scratch resistant surface. Zodiaq is also heat-resistant, and can withstand limited exposure to normal cooking temperatures from pots, pans and dishes. However, DuPont recommends the use of trivets and hot pads to maintain the beauty of Zodiaq. With routine care, Zodiaq will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years.
Cleaning Zodiaq quartz surfaces
For routine cleaning of Zodiaq, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
Even though Zodiaq resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible. For stubborn or dried spills, use a green scrub pad coupled with a non-bleach nonabrasive cleanser. Rinse thoroughly to remove any hazy residue. Always follow the cleanser manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling any cleaning products.
Avoid using cleansers that contain bleach.
Removal of foreign material
Sometimes materials accidentally fall onto the countertop and dry in place-such as gum, food, grease, nail polish, paint, etc. These can be removed by gently scraping away the excess with a razor blade or putty knife. Because Zodiaq is much harder than a steel blade, a gray metal mark may remain on the countertop. Remove it with a green scrub pad coupled with a non-bleach nonabrasive cleanser.
For heavier or more stubborn spots, soak a pad of paper towels in water and cleanser. Apply to the spot and let soak for a few minutes. Scour with a green scrub pad and non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser. Rinse thoroughly to remove any cleanser residue.
Zodiaq is nonporous, and does not require sealants or waxes. Zodiaq will keep its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing.
Chemicals to avoid
Avoid exposing Zodiaq to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing and oil soaps away from Zodiaq. Do not use abrasive alkaline (high-pH) cleansers. If Zodiaq is in contact with any of these substances, immediately rinse the exposed surface thoroughly with water.