How To Clean Your Granite Countertop?

If the countertops in your kitchen are granite than you know how hard it is to find the right cleaner. And if you know me then you are aware of the fact that I do not like to use a commercial cleaner, however, most homemade cleaners shouldn’t be applied on granite.

For example, vinegar will easily damage your granite countertops – and most DIY recipes out there contain vinegar.

I must admit that I used to be so afraid of damaging mine that I used liquid soap and warm water to clean them. And while there is nothing wrong with doing this there were still times that I wanted something stronger. Something that will be able to remove all the impurities as well as disinfect the countertops.

This made me research and try out different cleaning methods until I find the right one – the one that is powerful enough to clean and disinfect while it’s still gentle and won’t damage the surface.

Here Is How To Clean Your Granite Countertops!

Thankfully, you don’t need a lot of ingredients. Simply mix 1/4 teaspoon of liquid soap, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol with 2 1/2 cups of water. After you mix everything very well you need to pour it in a spray bottle so that you can easily use the cleaner as well as store it.

Whenever I use this cleaner I always wipe it with a microfiber cloth so that I am left with a streak-free surface, however, I usually spray it and let it sit for about 2 minutes before I wipe it. Why do I do this? Due to the rubbing alcohol, the cleaner has disinfecting properties. As you probably know you need to wait for the disinfectant to work before you wipe it away. If you immediately wipe after spraying than it wouldn’t be able to disinfect the surface properly!