The Secret to Streak-Free Cleaner Granite Countertops

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If you want cleaner granite, read on to discover how to clean granite, find the best granite cleaner, and how to care for granite countertops so they’ll be streak-free and last forever.

Because granite is such a shiny stone, the excess watermarks and swipes show up so much, especially because we have dark black granite countertops!

So I asked around and looked up things on the internet about what to use to clean granite, and even what not to use to clean granite countertops so that I would finally know for myself (all of which are detailed in the FULL blog post on my site).

I recently received Bar Keepers Friend’s new product Bar Keepers Friend Granite & Stone Cleaner & Polish, which I was super excited about because I love and use many of their other products.

The Bar Keepers Friend Granite Cleaner is specially designed and formulated to remove food, oil, coffee stains, food debris, other stains, grease, and grime from natural stone and manufactured stone such as granite, quartz, silestone, and soapstone.

Bar Keepers Friend Granite cleaner contains no harmful chemicals and is pH balanced so it’s safe for us daily use! Plus, it’s really easy to use and smells really good too!

So, here’s the step-by-step on how to clean your granite countertops.

Materials Needed for Cleaning Granite

  • Microfiber cloth (1-2)
  • Bar Keepers Friend Granite & Stone Cleaner

That’s it! Crazy, right?

Because BKF also cleans up spills and dirt and messes, you don’t need to wipe down your granite counters first with a hot sponge or hot wet cloth (no soap)! Time saved!

Here’s how to use the Bar Keepers Friend Granite Cleaner

1. Remove dirty dishes and other objects from your granite counters.

2. Turn the nozzle of your BKF granite cleaner to spray, and lightly spray some onto your counters. It comes out clear and smells a little like lemons (though probably not actual lemons as we just learned you shouldn’t use citrus cleansers on your granite!)

3. Take one side of your microfiber cloth (or paper towel or other cloth), and wipe off your counters, using circular motions.

4. Now it’s time to polish granite countertops! Take a different, dry side of your microfiber cloth and buff your granite counters to a beautiful streak-free shine and granite glossy look! Again, go in gentle circular motions!

That’s it! It’s SO EASY and they really do look amazing afterward.

I know it’s hard to see in my pictures because my granite is dark and black and it’s hard to see all the streaks and stuff (I did my best!). But, in person, I really could see a big difference.

If you look close enough, you can tell that the black is most lustrous, deep, and rich, and the reflections of the cabinets and microwave clearer.

Be sure to head to my WHOLE blog post to discover:

  • What NOT to use to clean granite countertops
  • What TO use to clean granite countertops
  • Additional Granite Care Instructions

If you are looking for help spring cleaning, be sure to pick up this printable spring cleaning checklist bundle!

Suggested materials:
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Bar Keepers Friend Granite and Stone Cleaner   (Amazon)
Katelyn Fagan
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  • Cathy R Cathy R on May 28, 2021

    Is your granite called “Black Galaxy “? If so, that is what I have, and I need to try this !