Protecting your countertop:
Do not place hot items directly on laminate surface. Use a trivet or other protective surface under pots/pans, waffle irons, curling irons, clothing irons, etc.
Do not use knives or other sharp utensils that may slice or scratch the laminate surface. Use a cutting board for chopping and slicing.
Do not slide abrasive items (such as ceramics) across laminate surface. Use a place mat or protective surface underneath these items.
Caring for your countertop:
For everyday cleaning, use a clean, damp non-abrasive cloth with a mild detergent or household cleaner. For 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. Blot away with a damp cloth (do not rub).
Never use cleaners containing acid, alkali or bleach.