Know how to clean kitchen worktops

Posted by GeorgeVelvet on January 20th, 2016

Most kitchens have worktops and wherever there is a worktop, it is used daily. Whether someone is cooking or not, they continue to use their kitchen worktops for different purposes. Someone may use their worktop for slicing fruits; someone may use their worktop for grinding spices (yes, there are people who do that) and someone may use it as a base on which to prepare something related to food. No matter how careful one is, there will be spills and stains that will appear after a few tasks. Hence, cleaning your kitchen worktop should be on your priority list. Don't worry because this is not a difficult task at all.

Getting straight into the details, here are some tips on cleaning kitchen worktops. You may think that there is no need for these tips because there are kitchen cleaners available in all the departmental stores and you only need to pick up one. But what if you pick the wrong one? Remember that you will be processing food on your worktop and you need a cleaner that is antibacterial in nature and doesn’t cause health issues.

Wood – if your worktop is made of sealed wood, it is best to use a solution containing about 20ml of bleach in about 5 litres of water. Even the most stubborn stains can be removed with this solution. The only point you need to keep in mind is that you should work quickly so that the colour of the wood is not changed by the bleach.

Granite and laminate – for kitchen worktops made of granite or laminated material, you can use a standard antibacterial cleaning spray. Take a clean piece of cloth and wipe till the grime and the stains are gone. In both the cases, you need to ensure that you dry the surface thoroughly once the cleaning job is over.

Tile – worktops made of tile are perhaps the easiest to clean and all you need is a microfiber cloth and a multipurpose spray. Again, clean thoroughly and vigorously depending on how tough the grime and the stains are.

Marble – for marble worktops, you should use a soapy and mild cleaning liquid. Ensure that you don’t use an acidic cleaner because the acid can eat into the surface of marble. Also ensure that you rinse the surface thoroughly because any detergent residue on marble surface tends to make it dull with time.

All the kitchen worktops mentioned above are the ones that people generally tend to use. Hence, these cleaning tips should be enough for you. However, you may have your kitchen worktop made of some other specialized material for which you may need a special cleaning solution. When you have your worktop installed, ensure that you speak with the person doing the installation so that you know what to use for cleaning such worktops.

Cleaning kitchen worktops is fairly simple and you should not complicate the job. Properly cleaned worktops enhance the looks of kitchens. A clean worktop will make you love your kitchen.

Cleaning kitchen worktops is easy when you know what to do. Different worktops need different cleaning solutions, something you must keep in mind.

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