Care instructions

Stainless steel

Keep stainless steel clean and dry. Stainless steel may be permanently stained if water/fat/cleaning products are not removed relatively quickly. 

Do not to use chlorine/abrasive cleaners as this may damage the surface. If the above instructions are followed, the stainless-steel surface remains beautiful for many years.

Grease stains
Use alcohol or glass cleaner to remove grease stains. Then follow the guide for regular maintenance.

Lime stains
Clean the surface with warm water and a mild detergent. A little elbow grease goes a long way to remove the stains, but avoid using cloths or sponges that may scratch the surface. Wipe down the surface and soak it in vinegar/cover it with a vinegar-soaked piece of paper towel for 30-60 minutes.

Stubborn stains and rust
Stubborn stains and rust may be removed by careful cleaning with a light-abrasive cleaner suitable for stainless steel. Cleaning must follow the structure of the polished surface. Please note that this process can change the original polishing of the surface.

For all types of stainless steel care, we recommend using the Vipp oil can for care and protection of steel surfaces. 

 

Powder-coated surfaces

Keep powder-coated surfaces clean and dry.

Light cleaning of smooth (white) and rough (black) powder-coated surfaces
For light cleaning of e.g. grease stains, use a lint-free cloth or a soft brush with glass cleaner. Wipe off with a lint-free cloth. For heavier cleaning, use a lint-free cloth or a soft brush with warm water and a mild detergent. Remove rubber parts to ease the cleaning process.

Lime stains
For removal of lime stains, use a lint-free cloth or a soft brush with glass cleaner. Then soak the surface in vinegar/cover it with a vinegar-soaked piece of paper towel for 30-60 minutes. 

 

Silicone mats

We recommend cleaning Vipp silicone mats on e.g. Vipp130 placemat and Vipp272 tray in the washing machine at a maximum of 95oC. Make sure to thoroughly dry off the mats before placing them back on a product or surface. 

 

Other silicone and rubber parts

For regular cleaning of silicone and rubber parts, use warm water and a mild detergent. Make sure to thoroughly dry off the parts before re-mounting them. 

Apply silicone spray for a better finish and sealing of the surface. Wipe off excess oil with a lint-free cloth.

Disclaimer: Discolouring caused by rubber and silicone surfaces
All rubber and silicone surfaces on Vipp products are tested and approved in regard to smudging. However, please note that if the rubber or silicone surface is wet/moist when placed on an organic surface such as wood, discoloring may occur. Vipp is not liable for this types of discolouring.  

 

Plastic

For regular cleaning of plastic parts, use warm water and a mild detergent. Make sure to thoroughly dry off the parts before re-mounting them. 

Apply silicone spray for a better finish and sealing of the surface. Wipe off excess oil with a lint-free cloth. 

 

Ceramics

Regular cleaning: For regular cleaning of Vipp ceramics, we recommend washing the products by hand or in the dishwasher. Stains from coffee, tea, lipstick etc. should be removed relatively quickly to avoid leaving permanent marks.

Stubborn stains
To remove stubborn stains that do not come off in the dishwasher, we recommend the following procedure:

  1. Wash the product as usual to remove any surface liquid or stains.
  2. Mix a paste of equal parts of baking soda, water, white vinegar and salt.
  3. Make sure the stained areas of the product are wet.
  4. Apply the paste to the product with a soft cloth and scrub until the stain is removed.

Restrictions in use
Please be aware not to move the ceramic products directly from a freezer to an oven, as this may cause cracks in the surface. 

Due to the thin surface of the ceramics, the products may be hot to hold when filled with e.g. hot drinks. We advise not to fill the cups entirely to avoid the surface becoming too hot. 

 

Drinking glasses

We recommend cleaning your Vipp drinking glasses in the dishwasher or by hand.

Cleaning in the dishwasher
Be careful when loading the drinking glasses into the dishwasher, as the glasses may break if heavier items are loaded on top of them. To avoid discoloring of the glasses, add a small amount of white vinegar to the rinse cup of the dishwasher.

Cleaning by hand
Run a sink of hot water and add a few drops of dish soap to the water. Gently wash the glassware with a sponge and rinse thoroughly. Allow the glassware to air dry upside down.

Thorough cleaning of built-up film on glassware
To remove built-up film on glassware, fill a sink with warm water and add two cups of white vinegar. Place the glasses into the warm water and vinegar and allow them to soak for 20 minutes. Rinse the glasses. If any remaining deposits are still on the glasses, sprinkle baking soda onto the glassware and gently rub with a sponge. Rinse well and let the glasses air dry. 

 

Towels

To strengthen the fibres and obtain maximum softness in your towels, we recommend washing them in cold water prior to first use. Wash the towels at max. 60oC and tumble dry low. Do not bleach or dry clean. Please note that chemicals from hair colouring, bleaching etc. may permanently stain the towels. 

 

Bath module tabletop 

Most spills, residues, and stains may be removed by using a damp cloth with a mild cream cleanser or common household degreaser. To deal with a persistent stain, use a plastic scouring pad to rub over the stain with a detergent or ammonia-based surface-cleaner in circular motion. Make sure to clean the entire surface from time to time to avoid an uneven finish. 

Do not use acetone, turpentine, or other strong chemicals on the surface as it may cause permanent damage. After 5-10 years of use, your tabletop may need a professional polish to regain its original finish. 

 

Ceramic surfaces

For light cleaning, use a cloth, warm water and a mild detergent. For more thorough cleaning of stubborn stains, use a slightly rougher sponge. 

 

Inner bins

We recommend cleaning your inner bins twice a year by following below procedure.

  1. Remove the inner bin from the Vipp pedal bin.
  2. Clean the inner bin with a brush/sponge using hot water and a household cleaning agent suitable for galvanized steel surfaces.
  3. Wash off excess soap with water.
  4. Allow the inner bin to dry before placing it back in the Vipp pedal bin.

Please note that using the Vipp pedal bin as a diaper bin may cause damage to the galvanized surface of the inner bin. Placing a bowl with vinegar into the bin for approx. 1 day may help with odor problems.

We do not recommend leaving moist waste in the bin for longer periods of time.

If the galvanized steel of the inner bin has started to corrode, it will become white/gray and the surface will no longer be smooth. This is normal for galvanized surfaces and cannot be avoided. Do not try to clean this, as it will damage the surface.

When your inner bin is run out, you can purchase a new one here.

 

Leather

We recommend caring for the leather of your Vipp daybed to ensure its long-lasting appeal and appearance for many years to come. A few simple tips will help preserve the leather’s natural beauty for generations.

Leather care
Please follow the guidelines below for optimal care of leather surfaces.

  • Avoid exposing the leather to direct sunlight or extreme heat
  • Clean using the foam from soap flakes for regular housecleaning
  • Avoid soaking the leather
  • Avoid exposing the leather to sharp objects
  • Use a clean, dry cloth to absorb spills
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush for regular dust removal
  • Do not use detergents, ammonia, oils, polishes, varnishes etc.

Cleaning with soap flakes

  1. Use ½ deciliter of soap flakes for a liter of hot water. Whip the soap flakes into the water.
  2. When the water reaches room temperature, apply the foam all over the leather with a soft cloth. Only use the foam, not the water, and avoid soaking the leather.
  3. When the leather is dry, polish it with a soft, dry cotton cloth.

 

Inner bag for breadbox and laundry basket

If there are no signs of mould the inner bag of the breadbox should be washed at 40 degrees. In case of sign of mould, the cotton bag should be washed at 95 degrees. 95 degrees will eliminate all fungal spores. Approved for tumbledryer.

The inner bag for the laundry basket should be washed at 40-60 degrees.

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