Here is How You Can Clean Quartz Countertops
There is a difference between taking care of stains, getting spills up quickly, and your routine cleaning. In none of these scenarios do you want to be abrasive? But your approach may vary depending on the situation. Here we can go over the common approaches to cleaning your quartz countertops and kitchen.
Normal Wipe Downs
Anytime you cook on the countertops you should absolutely clean them up afterward with a nice wipe-down. However, you don’t need to do a full clean every day if they aren’t being used. Twice a week you can take your wipes or disinfectant spray and clean as needed.
Basics to Remember
- Putting trivets and coasters down can prevent water rings and other stains
- Fruits left out on counters can leave sticky residues
- Always wipe down after dealing with raw meats
The best everyday cleaner for quartz countertops is likely to be a vinegar solution. It’s natural and you don’t have to worry about it eating away at your countertops. It’s also cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
When it comes to getting up your basic spills, you will want to give it some attention immediately. This means any sort of liquids or foods (especially if warm(. Simply taking a nonabrasive washcloth or dishtowel will do the trick. Here are easy-to-follow steps on how to clean your quartz countertops.
- Grab paper towels, washcloth, or dishtowel and blot any large spills. Moving it around by wiping it may only cost the spill to spread.
- After blotting the area spray your homemade quartz cleaner or store-bought solution onto a fresh cloth or sponge to wipe the area clean.
- Don’t let the cleaning solution dry with splotches. Take a dry cloth and wipe the counter dry in a circular motion to avoid smudges. This gives you the shiny new look you are after!
All Dried Up
Naturally, when we have kids or significant others that are unaware of the trail they leave behind, it’s hard to get things up immediately. This is how stains dry and may become slightly harder to clean up than if you were to get on top of it immediately. This is when we can switch to a slightly more powerful solution to fix the problem.
Liquid stains should be relatively easy to get up with a vinegar solution. If you want to know how to clean quartz countertops with vinegar simply dilute it with warm water (not hot) to soak over the stain and rub it to ease the stain out of the quartz.
If we are dealing with something a little more stubborn such as nail polish. It becomes a slightly more tricky situation. Quartz can be easily damaged by sharp options and if it’s really stuck you may end up chipping your countertops. If you have a rubber putty knife and a stronger cleaning solution, you can use the two together to lift the dried nail polish off the counter.
Go Away Grease
Grease is one of the ickiest things to deal with after making a delicious dinner. Even when you wipe it up it seems to stick around forever. Using a degreasing commercial product is generally fine such s a Krud Kutter. Be sure if you haven’t used the product before to check for harmful ingredients mentioned in the list above. It may take away the grease but it may also take away the finishing with it.
Here is a full step-by-step guide:
- Use the grease-removing product according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This can usually be found on the side of the product or straight on the back under instructions or “How to Use”
- After you have gone through that process it doesn’t hurt to do a basic clean. This is using your mild soap and a cloth to wipe down the area and pat dry.
The Soaking Method
In cases where you think your quartz countertops may need a deep clean, it’s never a bad idea to spray a generous amount of the solution directly onto the counters. You can let it sit for 10 minutes and soak in the areas that need the best cleaning.