Some countertops react better than others to Dekal. Residue may remain temporarily on some countertops until it is cleaned off. With time and patience, all residue can be fully removed. (Leaving Dekal on for too long and/or exposing it to too much heat could result in additional residue upon removal.)
To clean the counter without damaging it, a few alternative methods for extreme circumstances are listed below. Remember, Dekal will eventually come off.
If you are seeing some residue, try one of these methods:
- Scrub the surface clean with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge.
- Use a soft sponge or plastic scrubber with hot, soapy water or counter-cleaning spray.
- Apply Goo Gone, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub off.
- If the sponge is filled with residue, rinse and clean the sponge before continuing.
- Scrubbing in circles is often effective.
- If using steel wool, take care not to scratch the countertop, particularly those made of laminate (Formica).
By using Dekal, you have avoided the tasks of scrubbing and storing reusable covers, or ripping away tape or foil or super-sticky and messy contact paper. Throughout Pesach, your kitchen counters remained neat and beautiful, and now you can restore your post-Pesach kitchen to its original state!