Although Granite is extremely durable and can last a very long time, it is important to take good care in cleaning and maintaining it. In between having your granite resealed, here are some best practice tips for cleaning your granite countertops:
1.Soft Cloth or Sponge
Never use abrasive cleaning supplies. According to TLC, “Day-to-day countertop cleaning is easily accomplished with a simple soft cloth or sponge and some gentle dish detergent and water.”
2.Clean Up After Spills
Although this seems like common sense, many times it is easy to overlook a food stain or soda spill in the midst of a chaotic morning or dinner party. When spills happen, wipe them up instantly to prevent stickiness and any possible stains. The same goes for food that may fall on your countertops. Soap and water will also work perfectly to wip up routine spills. Avoid acidic cleaners as they can dull the surface of granite.
3. Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
Make your own cleaning solution by mixing a little bit of isopropyl rubbing alcohol, dish washing soap, and water. This will clean, disinfect, and shine your countertops.
4.Use Trivets & Coasters
Although granite is strong and can withstand most heat, still use trivets and coasters to avoid scratching from sliding pots, pans, and cups.