Granite is one of the sturdiest countertop materials on the market. It stands up to everyday wear and tear (if you are taking care of them properly). The easiest way to clean your counters is to use soup and water. Add dish soup and warm water to a sponge and scrub your counters from back to front in an “S” pattern. Dry your countertops off completely, not only to protect the granite from water damage but also to eliminate streaks. Knowing what will stain your work surface, and what cleaners you can and can’t use on it, is a good first step to maintaining your granite countertops. 

What You’ll Need: 

-dish soup 



-something to wipe the counter with (ex. paper towel) 

Granite No-Nos 

  1. Clean up spills as soon as you notice them. Otherwise, it can absorb the spills and make them more difficult to remove. 
  1. Do not use acidic cleaners, such as bleach or ammonia to clean your counters. Using abrasive chemicals or cleaning products can cause the sealant to wear down faster. 
  1. Never use scrubbing bristles or even rough sponges while cleaning your counters. They will also damage the granite and breakdown the sealant.