10 Mar '12, 8pm

How to clean granite counter tops

Sign up for Queen of Green tips by email Remember, stone is porous, so harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia can also seep into the surface. Household cleaners aren't required to label ingredients, so you may not realize something contains a strong acid until it's too late! Of course, you'll know once damage is done. Do you have what looks like a stain on your granite countertops? That's from using an acidic cleaner or not wiping up immediately after a lemon juice spill which can change the natural patterns and variations of the stone. Always clean granite countertops (or any natural stone finish) with a pH- neutral, non-toxic cleaner. Do it daily, and wipe up spills as soon as they happen. Another recipe worth trying (although not 100 per cent Queen of Green approved because I don't have granite countertops to test it): take a 250 ml spray bottle add 50 ml vodka , three ...

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