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How to Sanitize Granite Countertops

Granite is often chosen as a countertop material because it is less likely to absorb and retain bacteria, but that doesn't mean that it never collects any bacteria at all, which makes sanitization important. As a bonus, regular cleaning helps prevent stains and mildew from forming, which can reduce the aesthetic look of your kitchen. While there are a number of easy ways to clean granite, it is important to avoid using overly caustic chemicals, because they may damage or discolor the material.

  1. Fill a bucket 3/4 full with water, and add two drops of detergent.

  2. Soak the sponge in the soapy water, and thoroughly scrub the countertop. Ring the sponge out, and go over the countertop again to help it dry.

  3. Finish drying the countertop with a microfiber cloth. This helps prevent soap residue build up on the countertop.