How to Clean & Disinfect Your Kitchen Countertops
- Monday 29th of Oct 2018 05:45:53 AM (America/New_York)
- Author Costa Kitchens
Kitchen countertops are one of the most commonly used surfaces in your home. Whether it is the home for the mail, a meeting place for an afternoon snack, or where you wind down with wine in the evening--the kitchen countertop sees a lot of action be it crumbs, spills, or greasy fingers. Keeping your countertops clean will keep your family healthy and your kitchen looking sleek and tidy. If you have ever wondered whether the fancy, specialized cleaners are worth the price tag, keep reading. Costa Kitchens in Fort Myers has the right tips for keeping all kinds of countertops germ free.
Type of Countertops
Countertops come in all kinds of surfaces. Butcher block countertops are thick slabs of wood and give kitchens a rustic look. Marble countertops are glossy and chic, and popular in modern kitchen designs. For an industrial look in your kitchen try stainless steel, brushed concrete, or granite kitchen countertops. Granite is a timeless and long-lasting choice for a countertop surface and requires little maintenance. Other inexpensive surfaces include tile and laminate. All surfaces have different characteristics, pros, cons and features. Before you choose a new countertop surface, be sure you know how to maintain it.
Cleaning Solutions for Kitchen Countertops
Different surfaces require different care and maintenance. Butcher block countertops require consistent oiling to keep them shiny. Though you can buy butcher block cleaners, a healthy disinfecting solution can be easily made with home ingredients--vinegar, lemon, and salt.
For glossy surfaces like granite kitchen countertops or marble, a simple solution of warm, soapy water will keep your countertops clean. After time, these countertops may need to be resealed. In order to test whether your granite countertops are due to reseal, dribble water on the surface and watch for it to absorb. If the water stays pooled your countertops are sealed and safe to keep using. Be sure not to use solutions with acid (like vinegar and lemon) as these will etch away your surface over time. A soft microfiber cloth is the best fabric to keep your surface free of scratches. If you are worried about germs, mix a 50/50 solution of water and isopropyl alcohol and give your counters a wipe-down. This will rid your surface of germs and give your granite countertop a nice shine.
Whatever your kitchen design, Costa Kitchens can offer your a safe, healthy, and stylish surface for you and your family. Be sure to consult with Costa Kitchens for a custom care package for your new kitchen surfaces, whether it be granite kitchen countertops or coastal kitchen cabinets. Remember, most kitchen surfaces have easy DIY cleaning solutions that anyone can make and use in their home. Costa Kitchens is located in Fort Myers and services the greater Fort Myers area. Costa Kitchens has an eye for detail and creating timeless kitchens that are both beautiful and functional. When you are ready to give your kitchen a makeover, call Costa Kitchens at (844) 885 - 2245 or email@example.com