1. Benchtops

If you have chosen a stone benchtop you will need to take special care with the products used on this surface. Our suppliers will suggest using only warm soapy water (a mild detergent) with a clean damp cloth. Some suppliers such as Caesarstone will provide their own special cleaning products to help with foods that can stain the top. With all laminate benchtops we recommend the same care as stone tops, only use warm soapy water.

All benchtops that are being used daily will endure some wear and tear, however there is some good news for those with acrylic tops as some minor damage to these tops are repairable, for example; a light scratch can be buffed out yourself, but for more heavy duty cuts/slices it can be cut out of the benchtop and replaced seamlessly (this does depend on your benchtop grain or pattern etc). For more information on repairing your acrylic bench:

The following link can be a helpful guide for those with stone tops, however we do suggest following the guide from your specific supplier chosen: https://www.primepanels.co.nz/media/4168/prime-stone-cleaning-and-care-guide-july-2021.pdf


2. Cabinetry

Cabinetry fronts require the same cleaning; some melamine’s will show-up fingerprints more than others, so we recommend a regular wipe down with warm soapy water – followed by a dry cloth. Remember to always use a soft cloth and never attempt to use a scouring pad, abrasive cloths or cleaners. If you have chosen veneer, remember to dry off any excess water from your wipe down as with any wood products water can bow and damage the veneer.

Below we have provided some links to our suppliers care guides – these are very helpful if you have chosen these products.

Soft Matt HPL & Standard HPL

Acrylic Cabinetry


3. Handles

Most handles will maintain their shine with a simple soapy water solution followed by a microfibre cloth to remove grime and grease. We do suggest taking extra care when cleaning brass handles as they require special care to brighten them up. We have found the best method is a simple paste mix of baking soda and lemon juice – this should brighten them up without causing any damage.


4. Splashbacks

By now you will be starting to see a trend in what the common practice is to use on your kitchen materials. Like the others, splashbacks can be easily cleaned with a simple soapy water solution (using a mild detergent). If you have a glass splashback, then glass cleaner or methylated spirits are both great options for getting it sparkling again. For any splashbacks using special materials we suggest going off the advice from your supplier as there can be many variations in splashbacks.


To learn more about your materials and their cleaning requirements book a free consultation with our design team.