How to clean laminate countertops?

Tikva Morrow
by Tikva Morrow

Hey, folks! Need some kitchen cleaning wisdom here! 🏠 How do you all tackle the task of cleaning laminate countertops? Any favorite tricks or natural cleaners you swear by? My mom-in-law has moved into a newly built apartment with laminate counters and she wants to make sure not to destroy them. DIY cleaning solutions are welcome too!

How to clean laminate countertops?

  15 answers
  • Clean them with hot soapy water and a cloth or sponge. To sanitize, use a bleach solution.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 07, 2023

    Laminate can be kept clean with Dawn dishwashing liquid and water. I sometimes use 1:1 ratio of vinegar and hot water to clean, then towel dry.

  • William William on Aug 07, 2023

    I use Dawn dish liquid, water, and a little vinegar. Vinegar prevents mold.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 07, 2023

    Blue Dawn dish soap in hot water. You can also give it a splash of vinegar.

  • Dee Dee on Aug 07, 2023

    Cleaning laminate countertops is as simple as cleaning the dishes. Take a non-abrasive brush or sponge, and add warm water and a drop of dish soap. Scrub the countertops until the suds lift away the dirt and grime. Rinse your sponge with clean water, and wring out continually. If the stains are especially stubborn, use a paste made of baking soda and water. Apply the paste with a nylon brush to reach any stains in deeper crevices.

    Don't set hot appliances or pans directly on the laminate. You can burn and scar the surface. Instead, have a handy supply of trivets or hot pads to create a barrier between your pan/appliance and the laminate countertop. Don't use harsh abrasive cleansers.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 07, 2023

    Hi Tivka, hope this helps you out. I love to make a spray cleaner with Mr clean. I put 1/4 of a cup of Mr Clean into an 8 oz bottle and fill with water. Spray on surface and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 08, 2023

    Make a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Then use a microfiber cloth or scrub daddy (cold water so it is stiff) to scrub. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth afterwards.

  • I usually used dish soap and a sponge or a cloth which seemed to work pretty well. I'd avoid anything that may cause minute scratching or scuff up the surface.

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 15, 2023

    Hello Tivka: I wash mine with L.A.'s Totally Awesome All Purpose Cleaner from the Dollar Tree. I usually buy the refill as it's cheaper if you have a spray bottle. If there are stubborn areas, I use a magic eraser from the Dollar Tree. After washing and rinsing, I let the counter dry and then put a coating of wax, usually car wax, on the surface. Any wax will work, but car wax lasts a bit longer :)

  • I've had the most gorgeous countertops for the past 20 years and I use dishwashing soap and water on a sponge or paper towel to clean them. Never use anything with an abrasive on them

  • Annie Annie on Aug 21, 2023

    This is a super quick video that should help you out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaq2Y7RAw_U

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 23, 2023

    I've found that for about 90% of cleaning situations all you really need is white vinegar. We keep a spray bottle of 50/50 white vinegar and water for every day use and add a little essential oil to make the house smell good too. We even use it on our hardwood floors.

  • It's as easy to clean laminate countertops as it is to clean dishes. Add a drop of dish soap and some warm water to a sponge or brush that isn't too rough. Until the suds peel away the grime and dirt, scrub the countertops. After rinsing it with fresh water, keep wringing out the sponge.

  • Scott Scott on Dec 29, 2023

    I don't think laminate countertops are very durable. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I really think there is nothing better than stone. Moreover, it is not necessary to buy granite or marble. Of the lesser-known, but no less high-quality and durable materials, I recommend Corian. Total Tops has a wide selection of corian worksurfaces to match any style of kitchen. On the website of this supplier you can see color options, prices, and delivery and installation details.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 29, 2023

    Wipe them over with a Wet Wipe or other damp cloth