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Granite countertops are easy to maintain. You can keep it clean with ordinary dishwashing liquid, water, and a soft cloth. However, if you want to go the extra mile, you can buy some special cleaners for them. The best ones are not always the most expensive ones, though. Oftentimes, you will want cleaners with no strong chemicals or which might leave a residue on your countertops. Here are some of the best cleaners for granite countertops for 2019 you can consider buying.
Granite Gold Daily Cleaner
This is a pH neutral biodegradable cleaner ideal for daily maintenance of your granite countertops. It contains no ammonia or phosphates, so it will not have a distinct chemical smell. It is strong enough to tackle regular debris from food and other organic stuff such as coffee and fruit juices quite well.
The great thing about this daily cleaner is that it is a leave on. It is so mild you will not have to rinse it off. Spray and leave it on for a few seconds then wipe off the excess with a paper towel. That’s it. An occasional application of polish such as the next product should keep your granite countertops in top condition.
The product costs just over $5 for a 24 fl oz spray bottle. Refills (64 fl oz) come to about $9.
Supreme Surface Granite and Quartz Cleaner, Polish and Sealer
You should normally avoid all-in-one product, but this might be the exception. It cleans, polishes, and seals some countertops. This product is safe for most natural stones including granite and marble.
However, it is does not work so well with non-porous stones such as quartz countertops. Non-porous materials do not absorb the product, so it just sits on the surface without doing much good. The product is also not effective for removing soap scum or water marks, so you will need to use something else to remove them before applying this product.
This three-in-one product is a bit pricey at $17 for a small (8 fl oz) bottle, although it does come with a microfiber cloth. However, since the recommended frequency of use is once a week, it should last for quite a while. Use it in combination with the Granite Gold Daily Cleaner for best, cost-effective results.
Black Diamond Granite Plus! 2 Cleaner and Sealer
This product combines cleaner and sealer into one bottle, so it cleans and seals your granite countertops at the same time. It is hypoallergenic and pH neutral, so it is safe for daily use for most natural stones, including marble. It will also not leave streak, which is always a good thing.
Since it also seals the stone, you can keep your countertops from staining much more easily. However, it will not do anything to existing stains, so you should remove them before applying this product. The recommended frequency for applying this product is once monthly. You can purchase this product online, and it will cost you about $11 for a 32 fl oz bottle.
Weiman Granite Cleaner and Polish
Many people recommend this product for cleaning and polishing granite countertops, and it appears to work with quartz countertops just as well. Using it is easy with the handy spray bottle. Simply spray it on and revel in the lack of streaks, stickiness, and smells. According to the manufacturer, the product is safe for soapstone, quartzite, marble, and limestone on the natural side, and laminate tile, concrete and solid surface on the engineered side.
However, the product might be just a tad too successful. Some reviewers say it polishes quartz and granite countertops so well that it becomes too slippery. It might be a good idea to use it once a week at most. Expect to pay about $10 for a 24 fl oz spray bottle and $16 for a 2-pack.
StoneTech Oil Stain Remover
Oil stains are a big pain in the caboose, so this product can come in handy. Manufactured by Laticrete, this paste can remove most stubborn stains without damaging the stone as long as you follow instructions.
You should note, however, that this is a petroleum-based product, so use caution when applying the product. Use safety gloves and eye protection when applying the product, and make sure you have plenty of ventilation as it dries, which can take up to 72 hours.
You can purchase this product online in a wide range of quantities. A small can (3 oz) will cost you around $10, and it is enough product to remove a stain up to a diameter of 10 inches, or several smaller stains.
The best cleaners for granite countertops for 2019 can help you keep your granite countertops in top condition with very little effort. However, they are nice to have but not actually necessary. If you are only planning to put in granite countertops at this point, you should know that you can keep them pristine with regular household products.
What is necessary for the best granite countertops is to source it from a reputable countertop specialist. Granite ASAP is there for you.
We carry a wide range of natural stone slabs as well as the best engineered stone brands in the country. Over 100 colors of granite and marble slabs are available for inspection at our Chantilly, Virginia showroom. If you prefer engineered stone, we can offer you products from the Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, and MSI brands, each one carrying the manufacturer’s warranty. You can choose what you want and we will deliver it ASAP!
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