DuPont Corian Countertop Review (after living with it for 6 months)

DuPont Corian Countertop Review (after living with it for 6 months)

Here is my review of DuPont Corian Countertops. This is a solid surface product that is durable and hardy and has a very pleasant aesthetic. We have had laminate and granite countertops in the past, but this was our first encounter with Corian. My hope is that this review will help you decide if Corian is the right product for you.

Things I love: 1) hardy surface, 2) looks nice, 3) solid surface- no grooves to clean, 4) easy to clean, and 5) no messy underboard that deteriorates over time.

Things I don’t love: 1) stains from iron products like cast iron- still haven’t figured out how to get those stains up, 2) not heat tolerant- will not crack but it will leave marks, 3) because it is a solid surface, I will be unable to switch the sink out without refiguring, and 4) it will get scratches when cut on.

Overall, I think it depends on your budget and area as to whether this product is worth the money. When we lived in the D.C. area, we could get granite for under $35/sq. Ft. We had price compared that to Corian (at the time- around 2016) which was around $30/sq. ft.

However, where we are in the midwest currently, granite has been quoted to us at $60/sq. Ft. I have not received a quote on Corian here, as it had already been installed by the previous owner.

Laminate counters are also a budget option to allow for quick updating.

If I were to install Corian again, the thing I have learned is to have them cut it to fit a stainless steel sink. With stainless steel, you can buff out just about anything using steel wool.

I hope this helps you out! Blessings

After posting this, I decided to take the chance and pour a bleach bath. I let it soak for 15ish minutes. The sink is almost perfectly clean with very few markings!

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  1. Diana Lee on October 18, 2021 at 9:42 am

    "Comet soft cleanser. Cleans with bleach. Scratch free formula." It comes in a bottle that looks like a body wash bottle and it’s a creamy texture. Apply with light duty scrub sponge and let sit for 5 minutes, then rinse. Works great on my sink.

  2. Austin Hamilton on October 18, 2021 at 9:43 am

    I work with Corian, I’m a fabricator and very well might have made this counter top, use a light sand paper for any scratches or stains and its good as new 100% guarantee (I work at Servco Manufacturing in Ancaster Ontario)

  3. Mimi Frances on October 18, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Put bleach on a papertowel and lay it in the sink overnight. The stains will be gone in the am.

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  5. Dave Charvella on October 18, 2021 at 9:44 am

    I use "Soft Scrub" with bleach (not the "all purpose" one) and it works great!

  6. Connie Pleasant on October 18, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Bar Keepers Friend comes in a liquid version you might want to try a spot with it

  7. Paul Curry on October 18, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Tilex with bleach and a paper towel.

  8. SSB on October 18, 2021 at 9:47 am

    great informative review, thankyou for posting & G’day from Australia!

  9. Darren51283 on October 18, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Maybe Iron Out would do the trick:  I used it successfully on my concrete driveway where the iron blade of my son’s plow truck had left a nasty orange stain.

  10. Y.J.P. Why not on October 18, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Yes you can sand those stains right out. I’ve fabricated Corian for 25 years

  11. HB on October 18, 2021 at 9:50 am

    As a person who has cleaned houses for 30 years, I personally would take the granite every time!

  12. Malik shabi on October 18, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Hi. The best way is To send it and buffing with wax . Sand paper the grain have to be up off 800 micrograin

  13. Vincent Mercier on October 18, 2021 at 9:51 am

    you have to clean it with Vim Javel cream and 3M green scotch pad, garranted it will work.

  14. Alli Glass on October 18, 2021 at 9:51 am

    REPEATED placement of hot pans on granite and even quartz CAN cause cracking in your countertop.

    I was discussing warranties with various countertop installers/ fabricators and I was told the warranties are pointless b/c Zodiaq now CorianQuartz/ Consentino/ Cambria/ etc will fault the homeowner. Cracks commonly occur at seams and if the countertop is very thin i.e. especially with granite tiles and stone/ resin countertops fitted over existing countertops.

    The heat from pans is causing repeated expansion which then contracts over & over, so with time cracks appear.

    Throwing a dollar store hot mitt/ square under a pot is no big deal and will help protect any countertop.

    For the Acrylic/Poly Solid Surface issues just sand it down and you can even use a Dremel starting on low speed to sand out marks, stains, & nicks/ cuts.


  15. Elisa V on October 18, 2021 at 9:53 am

    You should not cut stright into the corean surface, my corean countertop is 15 years old and I clean the sink w/ 50/50 bleach and water.

  16. vaughn burtenshaw on October 18, 2021 at 9:53 am

    DON’T buy corian it’s, very soft and incredibly easy to scratch,it’s very expensive rubbish.Who wants to be a slave to a worktop.I am ripping mine out after 8 months of polishing out scratches and replacing with granite.

  17. Nutri Snack on October 18, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Hi thank you for the video, I am thinking of solid surface worktop and your video definitely helped. My question is what material your sink is ? Is it corian or fire clay ? X

  18. dmarino2494 on October 18, 2021 at 9:55 am

    I have used Tilex with bleach and CLR to clean my Corian without and harm to the countertop

  19. Wayne Cameron on October 18, 2021 at 9:57 am

    I hate my Corian sink; stains easily and it’s generally hard to keep clean. Being made from space-age polymers (plastic), it’s much softer than what most people are used to. Nothing at all like the hardness and gloss of porcelain. I’m changing mine out to a stainless work station. But Corian counter tops are OK if you remember to always use trivets under hot pots. If you can keep from burning it, the counters will last for a good, long time. Scratches can be sanded out, and minor brown spots from burns, which is pretty cool.

  20. Jennifer Larson on October 18, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Thank you so much for this review! I am trying to decide what to replace my tile countertop with, and I am leaning toward Corian. I am looking for all the pros and cons, and this helps me so much!!!

  21. mister bruce Graham on October 18, 2021 at 9:57 am

    I have that sink and I have soaked some fabric in a water bleach bath and my sink was super white. I didn’t use much bleach as I was soaking fabric.

  22. Shirley Collins on October 18, 2021 at 9:58 am

    I have a porcelain sink that was badly stained. Try Bar Keepers Friend powder. I used it on my sink, and now it looks like new!

  23. ENZ Films on October 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    not a kitchen person, but this looks very cozy

  24. huchu on October 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Hi friends am palning to put corien top to my kitchen so what is your advice its good or bad time of this material is long or short can any one give advise plzz

  25. Pravina Fi on October 18, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I wonder if they have stainless steel farmhouse sinks in the solid surface. Something that won’t stain

  26. Rajvir Singh on October 18, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Good Upload

  27. Spreadswings on October 18, 2021 at 10:06 am

    I believe a magic eraser (Mr. Clean) will remove the stains.

  28. JJ on October 18, 2021 at 10:09 am

    bleach spray works for stains , was looking at Corian countertops or quartz

  29. Stevee Wonders on October 18, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Nice review. Good camera work, concise, objective, well spoken and thorough narrative. Thanks for posting.

  30. Loretta Sequeira on October 18, 2021 at 10:12 am

    I had the same problem with stains. I used a fine grit wet/dry sandpaper and it worked. Didn’t ruin the finish at all.

  31. Abra Annes on October 18, 2021 at 10:12 am

    This can be buffed out

  32. Ziyad S on October 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    That stain can only be removed via sanding. There are videos on youtube on how to do that. Another thing is there are stainless steel sink BOTTOMS. The rest of the sink will be corian but the bottom will be stainless steel. You can get the corian fabricator to install that for you.

  33. Scott Ross on October 18, 2021 at 10:15 am


  34. bufordbox on October 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    40 years experience Corian guy here …that stain from the skillet is a scorch from heat …no bleach etc will help ….hand sand it with whatever grit it takes to remove it ..then graduate to finer and finer grits to restore to matching the surrounding area

  35. David Gadbois on October 18, 2021 at 10:16 am

    This is probably heat damage, not a "stain". But solid surfaces are repairable. Find a solid surface fabricator who can sand it down.

  36. Miss Dashwood on October 18, 2021 at 10:18 am

    I have white Corian counter tops and use bleach to remove stains (about once a month). First, make sure the surface is wet, then pour 1 TBSP of bleach on the stain and with a damp wash cloth wipe down the entire area. The stain should lift within seconds. Then rinse well with warm water and dry with a cloth. It does make the surface a tiny bit different immediately after (especially if you let it sit a long time) but then it seems to restore itself. FYI, my 3/4" C. countertops are 40 years old. When we moved into the house in 2004, I abused them knowing I would renovate one day and get quartz. Well, after 14 years of abuse they look great, we’re having our kitchen completely renovated right now and guess what? I’m reusing the old Corian. They have been recut to size and buffed and they look good as new. * P.S. I’m not sure how bleach would react on coloured Corian, maybe do a tiny test patch and wipe up immediately.

  37. Rob Sash on October 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

    The sink is not one piece. It’s an undermount. It is literally impossible to thermoform a sink as a different color than the rest of the sheet.

  38. Karen Recker on October 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Barkeepers Friend works great on my corian sink

  39. Geraldine Humbert on October 18, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I see you already said you used the bleach, when I had a farmhouse sink, bleach was the only thing that got the stains out. My question is, what exactly does heat do to the Corian? Any other donts you have discovered with the corian?

  40. Roy on October 18, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Try domestos bleach to remove stain from sink

  41. Eugene Andr on October 18, 2021 at 10:24 am

    greate kitchen! What is a square in the middle of dining table?

  42. Gloria Kay-Gouveia on October 18, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Hi, I might be able to help you om those stains. Reach out to me. Love your kitchen!!!

  43. Sock Stuff on October 18, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Did you try using soap?

  44. linette steiner on October 18, 2021 at 10:32 am

    I use bleach and looks like brand new didn’t damage nothing

  45. A D on October 18, 2021 at 10:35 am

    This kitchen looks soooo outdated!!

  46. Judith L on October 18, 2021 at 10:37 am

    bleach is not abrasive. Abrasive means it will scratch. Barkeepers (brand) cleanser is your best hope, has a different cleaning ingredient than standard cleansers (like Comet) and is non abrasive. The problem with the cast Iron pan is that it was hot. That may not be a stain, but actually a burn. This counter top was made from chemical composition and it can be burned.

  47. Audrey M on October 18, 2021 at 10:37 am

    I know this is an older video, but wanted you to know there is a way to make your sink look BRAND NEW! I found it by accident. Pick up a bottle of Cloralen mulipurpose cleaner. Similar to clorox cleap-up, but not the same. Comes in a yellow and white spray bottle with red lettering. Clean your sink, then spray the sink or counter and leave overnight. Do NOT rinse! The first night, it got rid of about 90% of all stains in the sink, and 100% of any stain on the counters. The second night got rid of 100% of all stains in the sink, including rust. Once the stains are gone, use Renew countertop restorer. Makes your counters look way shinier than traditional corian (after 3 coats 🙁 ) and resists stains for 6 months. Longer on areas that aren’t used much…..although I’ve never used this in the sink since I now make it a habit to spay the sink with Cloralen and leave it after dishes are done. Hope this helps! 😀

  48. Keith Johnstone on October 18, 2021 at 10:40 am

    We have the coriander countertop and love it. Stayed away from the coriander sink because of the stains. Instead went with the siligranite undermount sink.

  49. Agnes CFLee on October 18, 2021 at 10:40 am

    that’s a lovely counter top..the stains on the sinks are a little set back, hope you could find something effective to remove them.

  50. webeducation on October 18, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Maybe there is a plastic or metal grill that can go at the bottom of the sink, so that nothing touches the actual sink. Like maybe a cookie baking sheet.