Black kitchen worktops instantly add both glamour and grace to any kitchen. They look sleek, are good to work and are generally low maintenance.
However, if you are not careful, your black kitchen worktop’s condition will deteriorate with time. Whether the kitchen worktop is expensive granite or the less costly laminated wood, proper care will ensure that it lasts for a long period of time.
Following are some of things that you should keep in mind while using black kitchen worktops on a daily basis.
- Don’t place hot vessels directly on the worktop despite the fact that they are potentially heat-resistant. Continual overexposure to heat will eventually affect the surface of black kitchen worktops. Make sure to place a mat before placing a hot object on it.
- Don’t let spills dry on the surface of your kitchen worktop. Any spill should be taken care of immediately. You can blot a liquid spill with some kitchen paper towel. After the spill has been soaked up clean the spill with a mild dishwashing detergent and soft sponge.
- Black kitchen worktops will show scratches easily. Therefore, make sure that you do not use a knife or any other sharp object directly on the worktop. Always, and we cannot stress this enough, always use a cutting board even if you just need to chop some ‘celery quickly’. This will eliminate the chances of scratching your black kitchen worktop’s surface.
- Do not expose your black kitchen worktop to abrasive chemicals. Bleaches might be good for cleaning some areas but it is a definite no-no for your worktop. In case your black granite kitchen worktop needs a thorough cleaning session, only use products suggested by the manufacturer of the worktop. You can also seek the help of other people who have similar worktops installed in their kitchens.
It is understandable that you would want your kitchen worktop to last for a long period of time. And if you have a black kitchen worktop you would want it to look sleek and stylish all the time. But for that to happen, you will have to put in a little effort. And may we say that a little effort surely goes a long way!