Safe Ways to Clean Granite Countertops
You love your new granite countertops! They bring a whole new vibe to your kitchen and make it sparkle like new. You want to keep it that way for a long, long time, and in order to do so, you have to keep those kitchen countertops clean and spotless. Fortunately, granite countertops are incredibly durable and can withstand almost anything you can dish out – almost. You do have to make sure you clean granite countertops in ways that won’t leave stains or dull their shine.
What to Use to Clean Granite Countertops
Granite is very resistant to bacteria, and the sealant on the countertops will protect them. You do want to clean granite countertops, however, for obvious reasons and also to maintain their shine.
Here’s the great news: soap and water will do just fine. Avoid chemicals like glass cleaner or bleach or acidic formulas such as those that contain vinegar or lemon, as they can dull the countertops. Use a paste made of baking soda and water to scrub away stains.
If you feel that you need to thoroughly disinfect your granite countertops, a solution of water and rubbing alcohol will do the trick. Just make sure the alcohol is thoroughly diluted before spraying it onto any surfaces.
Getting your countertops to really shine couldn’t be any easier: simply buff them with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
Finally, there are some chemical cleaners that can clean granite countertops and shine them up. Just make sure you read the labels on the containers and ask your kitchen design specialist if using such a solution is advisable.
Clearly, you’ll want to avoid having to scrub away those stains or constantly buff the countertops to begin with, so use cutting boards, coasters, and trivets as necessary in order to protect the counters.
Ask Us First
The best advice we can give you regarding how to clean granite countertops is to ask us. We’ll naturally show you the best methods after we have completed your kitchen countertop installation, but in case you need a refresher, let us know. Contact us through our JK Cabinets website or by phone at 480-219-9580.
Regardless of the material we used to create your kitchen countertops, we will be thrilled to answer your questions about how to keep them clean. Ensuring that your countertops continue to look like new is just as important to us as it is to you.