How to Clean Granite Worktops With e-cloth

How to clean granite worktops

Granite is a popular material for use in kitchen worktops for its durable and heat resistant surface. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to clean or maintain granite often to keep a shiny and streak-free finishes.

It can be difficult to know how to clean granite as there is a great deal of advice on the right cleaning products and materials that you should use. Most of the advice that you get will tell you to use specialist granite cleaner to make sure that you avoid damaging the surface. But is it really necessary to buy expensive cleaners for use on your kitchen surfaces and what kind of cloth should you use? You don’t need to use an expensive cleaner and one of our Granite pack microfibre cloths are ideal for cleaning the work surface. Follow our top tips on cleaning granite to make sure you get a perfect streak-free finish every time.

Before cleaning

You should check that the seal on your granite worktop hasn’t worn off before you start to clean it. The easiest way to check if your surface is sealed is by splashing some water onto the surface. If the water beads up then the surface is sealed and you’re ready to start cleaning. But if it doesn’t and the water soaks into the surface then you should re-seal your worktops before cleaning them. The protective coating will make cleaning much easier in the future and prevent staining on the surface.

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How to clean your work surface

All you really need to clean the surface is good microfibre cloths and plain water. Granite is a durable work surface and doesn’t take a great deal of care. It is better to wipe down the surfaces regularly than going for more of a deep clean every so often.

1.      Clear your worktops and remove any excess crumbs or dust before you start to clean the surfaces. Make sure you move appliances such as toasters or kettles out of the way to ensure you clean the entire surface.

2.      Using just warm water, wipe the surface down with your microfibre cloth to remove any of the dirt particles that might be on the surface. You can also use some liquid soap in the mixture if you want to, for a fresher smell.

3.      After this, you should use the other cloth in your pack to polish the surfaces and remove any of the excess water. By
polishing the surface like this you should get a clean finish that is streak-free and shiny each time. Alternatively, you can just use a dry cloth rather than the wet one you just used to clean the surface.

Things to remember

-         There’s no need for expensive cleaners and you should avoid any harsh chemical products as they can damage the surface. Avoid bleach, ammonia or other acidic cleaners.

-         Make sure that your granite worktop is sealed before you attempt to clean it. Doing this can help to protect your surface in the long-term and make cleaning easier.

-         If you need a deeper clean to get rid of stubborn stains then a baking soda poultice mixture can help to remove stubborn stains. Rub this into the stain using the microfibre cloth to help lift any stuck on stains.