Granite countertops are a fantastic choice for any kitchen. Not only are they durable and heat-resistant, but they also add a touch of elegance to your home.

To keep your granite looking its best, it’s important to clean and maintain it properly. Here’s how you can do just that, easily:

Daily cleaning routine

Granite countertops should be cleaned every day to keep dirt and bacteria at bay, especially after cooking. Follow these steps for a daily clean:

Wipe away debris: Use a microfiber cloth to remove crumbs and dust.

Prepare a cleaning solution: Mix warm water with a few drops of natural dish soap.

Clean the countertops: Dip a clean microfiber cloth or sponge into the soapy water and wipe down the surfaces.

Rinse: Use another clean cloth dipped in water to remove any soap residue.

Dry: Wipe the countertops dry with a fresh microfiber cloth.

Cleaning granite counter tops


Removing stains

Different types of stains require different approaches. Here’s how to tackle them:

Sticky Stains

  1. Hot water treatment: Dampen a microfiber cloth with hot water.
  2. Soak the stain: Place the cloth over the sticky area and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. Wipe dry: Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the area.

Water Stains

  1. Circular wipe: Wipe the stain with a microfiber cloth in a circular motion.
  2. Apply cleaning solution: Use a mix of gentle dish soap and water or an all-purpose cleaner.
  3. Dry: Wipe dry with a microfiber cloth, continuing in a circular motion.


Tough Stains

  1. Make a paste: Mix baking soda and water to form a paste.
  2. Apply and sit: Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. Wipe away: Remove the paste with a soft cloth.
  4. Rinse and dry: Rinse with clean water and dry with a microfiber cloth.

Preventing damage and extending lifespan

To keep your granite countertops looking new and to extend their lifespan, follow these tips:

Clean spills immediately: Wipe up spills as soon as they happen, especially acidic substances like lemon juice or vinegar.

Use coasters: Place coasters under glasses and cups to prevent water rings.

Avoid harsh cleaners: Never use bleach, ammonia, or any acidic cleaners.

Re-seal regularly: Re-seal your granite countertops every one to three years to protect them from stains and damage.


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