The granite benchtop in your kitchen, while effortlessly sleek, may be overdue for some deeper cleaning. Don't worry about using harsh or acidic cleaners - these should actually be avoided as they will weaken your sealant over time. All you need is soap and water.
You will need:
Mild or gentle dish soap
Note: make sure your countertop is sealed! Pour a few drops of water on the surface and wait a few minutes. If the droplets remain, your granite is properly sealed. If it soaks into the surface, you should reseal your countertop.
1. Fill a bowl or your sink with warm water and a bit of mild dish soap. Soak a clean dishcloth in the water, then wring out.
2. Wipe down your countertops with your dishcloth.
3. Dry your countertop with a microfiber cloth.
4. For a more heavy-duty disinfectant after your daily wipe-down, mix one part water and one part 91% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle.
5. Spray granite and allow to sit for three to five minutes. Rinse with water and dry with microfiber cloth.