Routine Cleaning

allen + roth™ wood countertops are cleaned and disinfected with a 20% white vinegar and water solution. Cleaners containing ammonia should not be used. No ammonia soap or bleach can be used to remove food. A kitchen sponge should be used to clean hard to remove food.

Preventing Damages

Scratches
Normal use should not cause scratches. Sliding objects on the countertops that have a rough, unfinished surface, such as ceramic pieces with unglazed bottoms, will scratch the finish. Small, "cobweb" scratches can be removed by re-oiling the top. Deeper scratches can be removed when the top is re-oiled by using a fine sandpaper or non-woven abrasive such as scotch brite and then re-oiled (as detailed in care and maintenance instructions).


Staining
allen + roth™ countertops will resist all known food based products, such as wine, coffee, tea, juices, jams and jellies, cooking oil, etc. Spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. Food stuff that is dry can be removed with a vinegar solution and a kitchen sponge (the abrasive side can be used with care). Ammonia-based products and bleach should not be used.


Water
allen + roth™ countertops are water-resistant, and if maintained, will not allow water rings to form. While there is no need to avoid water getting on the top, it is recommended that standing water be wiped up as soon as possible.


Heat
It is recommended that hot pans should be placed on heat trivets and as an option allen + roth™ does offer heat safe set down rods.