Eager to make a fresh start this spring, but not sure how to get your kitchen in shape? It’s easy to overlook your kitchen countertops when it comes to cleaning, but these spaces can be a breeding ground for germs. Make sure you are making the most of your cleaning efforts by following these simple tips for getting your spring cleaning done quickly and efficiently. Once you’re finished, you’ll enjoy a sparkling kitchen and have more time to relax in front of an open window with a refreshing beverage.
While keeping your sinks squeaky clean may sound simple enough, MEGA Granite wants to make sure you’re giving your high-quality sinks in pristine shape. To do so, you’ll need the following:
- A Sponge
- Baking Soda
- A Lemon (or an orange)
- Paper towels
- Olive Oil\
Trust the Process!
- Rinse off the sink, removing any dishes and leftovers from the area. Sprinkle some baking soda around your kitchen sink, and scrub using a soft sponge. Baking soda efficiently cleans your sink without damaging the stainless steel.
- Rinse your sink off with the vinegar. Fizzing and bubbling will be normal- think of it a science project while you clean! Vinegar naturally disinfects and will help remove stubborn hard water stains. Again, take your sponge and lightly scrub the sink. Finish by rinsing everything off with water.
- Using your citrus of choice, take the rind and rub the whole sink basin. Doing so helps the basin shine and also makes for a better-smelling sink.
- With a paper towel and olive oil, lightly buff the sink, making it sparkle! This process will keep your sink fresh for several weeks.
Quartz countertops should be cleaned monthly, or at least when spills are present. This can be done by wiping with a cloth and soap or detergent. You’ll find that the surface is easy to clean using only warm water and a soft cloth, making it ideal for busy families who don’t have time to rub down the countertop after every meal.
When cleaning quartz, you should never use anything abrasive—that includes strong cleaners, abrasive scrubbers, steel wool and coarse pads. These products might scratch the surface of your quartz countertop. Additionally, avoid placing acidic liquids on your quartz countertops like lemon, vinegar and orange juice because they can etch the surface of your countertop over time.
Caring for Laminate Countertops
Laminate Countertops are different from their more luxurious counterparts. They are not as durable, but they can be cleaned with mild household cleaner. Using a soft cloth and some cleaner, your countertops can look brand new in minutes. Avoid using acidic liquids and scouring pads as well, as these can scratch and stain the surfaces.
You can’t go wrong with natural stone countertops, but you can definitely go wrong if you don’t care for them properly. Follow these tips to clean and maintain your stone countertops so they stay in pristine condition for years to come!
- Clean up any spills immediately. If you let things sit on your counter—whether it’s wine, coffee, or a lemon—it could potentially stain or otherwise damage the stone.
- Use the right cleaner: You don’t want to use anything that’s too harsh on your countertops. Try a mild dishwashing liquid with warm water, which will get rid of dirt and grime without harming the stone.
- Wipe down your counters daily: Following the cleaning tips above, wipe off your counters at least once every day to keep them looking their best!
Following these simple steps will help you keep your kitchen fresh and clean as spring cleaning mania takes over. The fresh start to the spring season will feel great, and you’ll be confident that you’re doing things right. Contact your friends at MEGA for any and all countertop questions, or visit our Care and Maintenance page for more information on countertop care.