Here at Modern Worktops, we know a thing or two about granite kitchen worktops. After all, customers across Essex, Hertfordshire, and London have benefitted from our years of experience with installing them.
Once you’ve had them installed though – what next? Granite kitchen worktops are both attractive and appealing, but they need looking after.
Here are some top tips for our former and future customers on the best ways to clean your granite kitchen worktops and keep them in tip-top condition.
Forget what you think you know
Granite kitchen worktops are different from any other surface, which means that your existing cleaning regimen will need a little rethinking. Washing up detergent and a dishcloth? Think again. Most detergents for regular kitchen surfaces contain surfactants that break down grease and food. That’s all well and good, but wiping down a granite worktop with a detergent soaked cloth will result in a thin layer of fat being spread across the surface. It leads to a dull surface, easily smeared with a fingertip.
The right way
Instead of soap and water, invest in a pH neutral surface cleaner. Spray liberally across your worktop, leave it for a minute or so, and then wipe down with a DRY clean cloth. Most spills and stains can be removed easily using this method.
If you live near a hard water area there’s another problem. Splashes from the tap and sink can result in a build-up of limescale. While there are specialist cleaners you can use to get rid of this, we do not recommend them for granite kitchen worktops. This is due to their high acidity levels. Instead, you’re best a very fine grade of wire wool to remove limescale deposits. Just take care not to scuff your surface while doing so.
If you live in the Essex, Hertfordshire, or London area and are looking to invest in a quality set of granite kitchen worktops, give us a call on 01992 721 802 (Hertfordshire) or 01708 914 101. A member of the Modern Worktops team will be happy to give you a free, no-obligation quote.