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omtatsat 24.12.2016 13:26

Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Whats the best way to clean benchtop granite in the kitchen?

SOBEIT 24.12.2016 13:54

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Are there any stains on it?

Serk 24.12.2016 14:07

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2712639)
Whats the best way to clean benchtop granite and glaskeramik kochfeld in the kitchen?

Updated the question:) Two birds with one stone :D

NickGB 24.12.2016 14:57

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
The best way, recommended to me by a fitter (granite, not epileptic) is soapy warm water. (Fairy liquid)
Wipe down the surfaces (including the stove) with the soapy water and then dry with a tea towel. It works brilliantly.
We used to use glass cleaner, but it didn't work as well and apparantly damages the surface.

Longbyt 24.12.2016 15:42

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
This is what I've done with mine for about fifteen years but I was scared stiff that if I said so, there might an outcry of "how unhygienic, how minimalistic, haven't you oldies ever heard of bacteria...?" Didn't want to start my new year with a guilty conscience.

omtatsat 24.12.2016 17:30

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Well the Granite has stains from calk. I used a granite polish but its alot of work. I use sometimes dish washing liquid but not sure if it damages the granite
Quote:

Originally Posted by NickGB (Post 2712685)
The best way, recommended to me by a fitter (granite, not epileptic) is soapy warm water. (Fairy liquid)
Wipe down the surfaces (including the stove) with the soapy water and then dry with a tea towel. It works brilliantly.
We used to use glass cleaner, but it didn't work as well and apparantly damages the surface.


SOBEIT 24.12.2016 18:06

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Turps worked on mine.

NickGB 25.12.2016 00:20

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2712744)
Well the Granite has stains from calk. I used a granite polish but its alot of work. I use sometimes dish washing liquid but not sure if it damages the granite

In one of our places in London, we had a company come in and re-finish the surfaces of the worktops. I guess after a while this is probably needed and then you can start anew.

Big Mara 25.12.2016 11:38

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
http://www.englishforum.ch/picture.p...pictureid=3403

This is what I use to clean our benchtop granite and glaskeramik kochfeld. Its from the Migros.

Mrs. Doolittle 25.12.2016 12:14

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
I also bought a special cleaner for granite. You cannot remove the calc build up with soap and the usual cleaners for calc (like Durgol) are NOT safe to use on stone.

higgsboson 25.11.2020 20:35

Cleaning Formula for Kitchen Granite
 
Hi,

There are hard water stains near the sink of our kitchen on the granite floor. I'm looking for a suitable and strong cleaning formula/liquid to remove them. If found this on Amazon but somehow it didn't work :/ (Maybe I didn't use it correctly): https://www.amazon.de/dp/B008VBC0YO

Does anyone have a recommendation here? Something that worked for you?

Much appreciated
Thanks

NotAllThere 25.11.2020 23:07

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Vinegar. That's good with calc.

higgsboson 25.11.2020 23:07

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mrs. Doolittle (Post 2712897)
I also bought a special cleaner for granite. You cannot remove the calc build up with soap and the usual cleaners for calc (like Durgol) are NOT safe to use on stone.

What did you buy, if I may ask?

Meerkat33 26.11.2020 12:51

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
+1 on the vinegar, leave it there for a bit to solubilize the calc if it doesn't work immediately. You can dilute it and it should still work, only takes longer to react but you waste less, since it's the sink you can make a nice bath of vinegar and throw in the shower head or other stuff as well.

Sigh 26.11.2020 18:45

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Vinegar is acid & could dull your granite after a while.

3Wishes 26.11.2020 22:23

Re: Cleaning kitchen granite
 
Believe it or not, if you have patience and a steady hand, a single edge razor blade will gently scrape away the calc. It's a surface thing for the most part, not embedded in the granite. Check out videos on YT. I've read you can try the finest grit sandpaper too, probably similar to the putzstein shown above. I've only done the blade and diluted durgol that was wiped on and off quickly and not allowed to sit.


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