How to Clean Your Kitchen Countertop
The countertop of your kitchen is the most important place among all, where you do almost everything related to cooking. That is why, there is a huge probability of your kitchen countertop getting dirty and damaged.
Particularly if your countertop is made of marble, then you should take some special care to keep this in proper condition.
Marble countertops inside the kitchen though look most classy and sophisticated, but at the same time the marble surface is quite sensitive to certain kitchen items such as lemon juices, oily substances or cleaning chemicals.
All these items are going to stain or can even damage the marble surface of the countertop and if untreated immediately, then it will be too difficult to get back the original shine.So every time you finish your work on the marble countertop make sure to clean and wipe the surface properly.
To clean the countertop, you will require a specialized marble tiles cleaning product. Do not use any cleaning solution having acid contents as it will create scars on the surface.
In case you do not get any special marble cleaning solution, then make use of the dish washing liquid soap of your kitchen to clean this. Mix the liquid soap with warm water and it will be ideal to wash off all the dirt, dust and oil from the surface.
But before you use the soapy water, you should use a soft brush to sweep away the loose dirt of the surface. Now you may use the marble cleaning liquid or the soapy water to wipe off the surface with a soft washcloth or sponge.
At this point you should not let the soap or solution dry as it will create a stain. If you already have some old stains of oil or food particles on the countertop, you may use dry corn starch to sprinkle on the stain and let it stay for at least a day for soaking the spilled oil on the surface, before you wipe it off with dry kitchen washcloth.
Standing water may also cause stains on marble, so you should wipe it with washcloth as soon as you found drops of water on the countertop.
You may take professional help to remove all the stains and get the countertop re-polished and sparkling just as new. However, this re-polish work will make the countertop little thinner than it was earlier.