If you have a granite worktop, the essential tools and materials you might need to clean it are:
- Mild dish soap
- Sponge or soft cloth
- Dry towel
- Granite sealer (optional)
To clean your granite worktop on a daily basis, simply mix a little mild dish soap with some water. Dip your sponge or soft cloth into the mixture, then wring it out so that it’s not dripping wet.
Gently wipe down your worktop, paying special attention to any areas that tend to get dirtier or greasier than others. When you’re finished, rinse the area with clean water and dry it off with a towel.
Every few months, you may want to give your worktop a deeper clean. For this, you’ll need to make a paste out of baking soda and water.
Apply the paste to the surface of your worktop with a soft cloth and rub it in using circular motions. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse away with clean water. Dry off as usual.
It’s also important to seal your granite worktop every year or so in order to keep it looking its best and prevent staining. You can find granite sealers at most home improvement stores; just follow the instructions on the package for application.