What should you NOT use to clean a granite countertop?

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  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jun 27, 2018
    granite tops have a clear finish applied, so you ant to protect that finish. granite appears to be a hard surface, but it will soak up liquids if left on like overnight. just use sense in cleaning it.

  • L. Creative L. Creative on Jun 27, 2018
    Only use products specifically made for granite and make sure they say ‘food safe’ some granite cleaners are for flooring, etc. Do not use Windex or bleach. Buy the products MADE for this use alone.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 27, 2018
    Also I would invest in a granite sealer in case you use too harsh a chemical. Then you can fix it afterwards. I would use a liquid like dawn (couple drops) in a bowl of warm water. Do not use ammonia or vinegar or baking soda etc.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Jun 27, 2018
    I clean professionally and nearly every house has granite. Do not use alkali such as bleach or soap scum remover and don't allow acids to sit such as lemon, vinegar or tomato. Dish soap is neutral, that's good. I also use a mix of water, alcohol, vinegar and dish soap. This is near neutral and I don't allow it to sit on the surface for long periods of time. Honestly, water is often mildly acid and shouldn't sit either. Otherwise, relax and enjoy your granite. Reapply sealer frequently.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 28, 2018
    Do not use Comet or other such powdered abrasive cleaners.

  • Gof8131210 Gof8131210 on Jun 28, 2018

    thx so much will follow your advice.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 29, 2018
    You're welcome.