PROTECTING YOUR DIMENSIONS COUNTERTOP: Do not place hot items directly on your Dimensions countertop. Use a hot pad or trivet to avoid placing hot pans or dishes directly on the laminate surface. Keep lit cigarettes from directly contacting laminate surface. Do not place curling irons or hot rollers directly on the laminate surface. Do not iron or even place a hot iron on the laminate surface. Do not use your Dimensions countertop as a cutting board. Knives and other sharp utensils could slice or scratch the laminate surface. Do not slide abrasive items across your Dimensions countertop. Ceramics, earthenware, and other rough bottomed objects could scratch the laminate surface. Use a placemat or other protective underlay with these items. Do not use scouring pads or steel wool on the laminate surface. Do not drop objects on your Dimensions countertop. Heavy impact can chip or crack the laminate surface. Do not use cleaners containing acid, alkali or bleach. This includes cleaners made for toilets, tubs, tile, ovens, rust, metal, ceramic cook tops, and lime/mineral deposits. If you’re unsure about a particular cleaning agent, contact the manufacturer to ensure its compatibility with laminate surfaces. Do not allow bottles, rags, or anything else that may have harsh chemicals to contact your Dimensions countertop. This includes hair dyes, clothing dyes, and food coloring
CARING FOR YOUR COUNTERTOP: For everyday cleaning: Use a clean, damp, non-abrasive cloth with a mild detergent or household cleaner. To remove stuck-on residue, scrub with a nylon-bristled brush. For difficult stains: Apply a paste of baking soda and water to draw out the stain. Then, blot away with a damp cloth. Don’t rub the stain, as it may set back into the laminate. You may use solvents such as denatured alcohol or nail polish remover on your laminate countertop to remove pen or pencil stains. Use a small amount and repeat until the stain is removed. Rinse the surface thoroughly. Then clean as usual. For dusting: Use a non-oily furniture spray. This may also help hide small scratches. Many laminate manufacturers produce cleaners for specialty laminate surfaces, such as metallic, glossy, or textured laminates. Consult the laminate manufacturer for specific instructions.