A good granite countertop cleaner doesn’t only get rid of stains but it also helps keep your granite countertops in tip-top shape for years to come. Instead of buying one at the store, though, you can make granite countertop cleaner with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. And don’t miss our list of green cleaning recipes while you’re here!
Learn to Make Granite Countertop Cleaner
When I was renovating my kitchen, the contractors told me something that changed my life forever – ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but keep up with me – they told me that granite countertops required a lot of special cleaning in order to last. Say what? I used to think that granite countertops were basically indestructible and that I could pretty much do everything on them and never clean them (kidding).
So when I realized that they needed special cleaning and a lot of care I almost cried; thankfully they had some compassion for me and shared the best ways to clean them. Turns out that the best possible granite countertop cleaner is actually homemade and really easy to make.
The process to make it is really simple, you just need 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp dish soap, the juice from half a grapefruit and grapefruit peels. Yes, that’s all you need I’m not even kidding. Then just mix everything well and let it sit for around 30 minutes before using (so the grapefruit can release all of its natural oils). Remove the peels before pouring into a spray bottle.
Why is this so good? Well first, it gets rid of bacteria like no other. Second, it’s really tough on grease and food so you can be sure you are giving your granite countertops a deep cleaning. But since it’s all natural it’s also really gentle, preserving the countertop’s natural shine. This is the most important thing according to contractors because granite countertops can lose their shine really fast if we use the wrong cleaners.
You can make a batch of it on Sunday and have enough to last you a whole week of kitchen cleaning and up-keeping. That’s what I do!
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