Having beautiful granite countertops adds class and beauty to any home. However, keeping them looking new can be challenging. Here are the best granite and other natural stone cleaners we recommend.
Countertop Cleaning Basics
Before we get into specific cleaners, let's take a look at techniques to keep your countertops clean.
- First of all, it is always good practice to wipe up spills immediately. Avoid letting liquids sit on your countertops for any length of time. This includes water, which can create spots.
- Secondly, clean your counters regularly. This doesn't mean you have to break out the elbow grease every day and scrub your counters. You simply need to wipe the counters down using a soft rag. You can use one of the gentle cleansers we recommend.
- Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, invest in a good cleaner made specifically for cleaning the material of your counters. While you can occasionally use regular dish soap for quick spills, it can cause a buildup over time, which can dull the look of your granite or natural stone.
So without further adieu, here are the cleaners we trust to keep your countertops looking their absolute best.
One of our absolute favorites is Revitalizer Cleaner and Protector from STONETECH. This all-in-one formula has a gentle cleanser that is safe to use on your countertops along with a revitalizer that can restore and maintain that like-new look. It is strong enough to use for big spills but also gentle enough to use as an everyday cleaner.
The Revitalizer Cleaner comes with a built-in sealer that reinforces the protection necessary to maintain your countertops. When used regularly it will make your countertops easier to clean by not allowing spills to penetrate the surface.
It is available in a ready-to-use formula or as a concentrate. There are two scents available to choose from as well. You can go with citrus or cucumber. Either one will have your kitchen looking and smelling great.
If you find yourself up against tough stains such as stubborn grease or deep food stains, we recommend the DeepKlenz Cleaner from STONETECH. Its extra strength formula is designed to power through the most difficult messes, leaving your countertops looking like new again.
Its water-based alkaline formula is professional strength yet it is safe for your granite countertops. It can also be used to prepare your granite surface for resealing should the situation call for it. This cleaner also comes in a convenient 24-ounce spray bottle for easy, direct application to problem areas.
Consistency Is Key
Whether you choose to periodically use a gentle dish soap or one of the STONETECH cleaners mentioned above, the key to keeping your countertops looking their best is regular, consistent cleaning. You have made a significant financial investment in your beautiful granite or quartz counters.
By simply making a small of investment of time and energy with the right cleaner you will be able to enjoy your gorgeous countertops for many years to come.
If you are looking to update your kitchen with new granite or quartz counters, contact Crowley’s today for a free quote.