countertops require special care so that they continue looking beautiful for
many years. Although granite is quite resistant to scratches, to properly
maintain this type of countertop material, it's advisable to follow a few simple
have a tendency to soak into the surface, so to avoid deep staining wipe up
surfaces a neutral cleaner, such as stone soap or mild dishwashing liquid and
warm water, is safe to use.
cleaning with a soap solution, use a soft, clean cloth and then rinse the
surface thoroughly. Finish off by drying with a soft, clean cloth.
If you do
happen to stain the surface, removal depends on the type of stain. First, try
removing it with this paste: mix together a cup of flour, 1-2 tablespoons of
dishwashing liquid, and water. Place the paste over the stain, cover in plastic
wrap, and leave overnight. In the morning, use a wooden utensil to scrape away
the paste and give it a rinse. This should work except for stains made from
grease, oil, or milk. In these cases, instead of dishwashing liquid use hydrogen
peroxide in the paste, or ammonia.
organic stains resulting from coffee, tea, or fruit, a mixture of 12% hydrogen
peroxide combined with a few drops of ammonia should work wonders.
In order to protect the surface, it is recommended to avoid dragging pots, pans
or appliances across the stone.