It was a typical late Monday afternoon. The chili was simmering over the stove top. The onions were being chopped. The kids were getting the table ready for supper and mom was rummaging through the mail that had been sitting on the counter for the past two days. If you’re wondering where we’re at……YES you guessed it! We’re in our lovely kitchen, where we spend the majority of our “bonding” time. To say that the kitchen countertops get “beat up” pretty bad is definitely an understatement! “No job’s too big, no job’s too small” use the cleaning tips below and watch your kitchen worktops glow!! 

•Wipe off dirt and dust with a wet sponge.
•Use dish-washing liquid detergent with warm water to wash off stains.
•Moisten the surface with a soapy solution and allow the countertop to soak for a few minutes. Some stains may need extra attention. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry.
•The surface is now ready for baking soda. Sprinkle and scrub the baking soda over the stain. Rinse again and wipe dry.

cleaning kitchen worktop

Cleaning the worktop

•Laminate countertops are easy to clean. A secret to lifting stains off of their surface is to squeeze a lemon slice onto the stain and allow it to stand for about 15 minutes. Rinse and wipe dry. 

•Use Chlorine bleach solution consisting of (1/2 tsp of bleach and 2 quarts of water) to clean butcher block worktops. Never allow this surface to soak up too much water, for this will cause permanent damage! Ceramic tile can also be cleaned with a bleach solution. A nice trick to getting in between the lining of the tiles is to scrub them with an old toothbrush.
•Marble and granite countertops are easily scratched and shouldn’t be cleaned with any chemicals or harsh cleaning tools!
At this point someone might be asking “Isn’t there a household name product that I can use?” The answer is, but of course! LYSOL ANTIBACTERIAL KITCHEN CLEANER and CLOROX CLEAN-UP CLEANER WITH BLEACH, are great to use on hard, nonporous countertop surfaces. Let’s not forget Clorox disinfecting wipes for everyday use. HAPPY CLEANING!