Dear Home-Ec 101,
Can someone tell me why one of the hardest substances on earth is so picky about what it’s cleaned with? Seriously, new house, new countertops, new to granite. How do you clean AND disinfect safely on granite?
Well, Samantha, I’d like to know how you turned my font blue, but we don’t always get what we want, do we? Just kidding, I’ll answer your post post-haste.
Granite is a very hard surface (nearly as hard as my head!), but it is also a very porous surface. Don’t ask me why, I failed molecular biology. Fortunately, there is a good (and cheap) way to clean and disinfect your granite surface.
(Heather butts in to note that granite wouldn’t have been brought up in molecular biology since it isn’t living and all.)
Get yourself a spray bottle and fill it up with a 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water. Use this to clean your fab granite countertops. Once a month, use a specially formulated granite polish on your countertops and they should look fabulous and be nice and disinfected.
Granite is so sexy, and it doesn’t have to be hard to clean!
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