March 5, 2014
What’s the Best Way to Clean Granite + Marble?
This is one of the top questions I receive from readers and today I’d like to share a couple brands that I’ve tried out with success. They all have similar results and clean well. Ultimately, it comes down to your price range, what scent you like, and what you can easily grab at the store you like to shop at or order from online. (I have tested other cleaners but these are my favorites.)
So what do I look for from a cleaner when cleaning my counter tops?
- no residue or film left behind
- cleans on the first wipe – no need for re-wiping
- pleasant or no scent
- food-safe ingredients
Here’s my side-by-side set up of the cleaners – I tested them using the same cotton cleaning cloth and next to each other on my island:
And the results – streak-free and lovely:
So is there a winner? Honestly I love all of them, my favorite scent and spray is the Better Life brand’s cleaner, but they all work amazingly well!
Here are links to all of the cleaners:
Want to know how I clean counters nightly? I keep this cute little vintage stoneware container and sponge on my counter by the soap and dish soap. I give the counters a swipe with the soapy solution and wipe clean with a dishcloth.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a version of my DIY Granite Countertop Spray Cleaner recipe from my book for you to try!