Housekeeping Tips and Tricks
Posted on Sunday, February 6, 2022 by Michelle Darragh — No comments
Care of Worktops
To keep any surface looking good, you’ll want to avoid scratching it and exposing it to heat as well as following the advice from experts
Butcher-block and solid-wood worktops are susceptible to warping and cracking and should be sealed for protection. There are a variety of options of care options but using a food-grade oil or wax is the least toxic option. For daily upkeep, use a nonabrasive cleaner or a mix of warm water with a dash of distilled white vinegar and be sure to wipe dry.
Marble and granite
These surfaces are very durable, but they do need to be resealed regularly to protect them from stains. Granite needs resealing once a year and marble every few months. Use a mix of warm water and mild dish soap for everyday cleaning, and buff following up with a microfiber towel. Avoid abrasive or acidic cleaners.
Engineered stone re-creates the look of its natural counterparts without requiring the same maintenance as it is made from resin-bound quartz crystals. These worktops can be washed with a nonabrasive cleaner (i.e., mild soap and water), but they don’t need any resealing to stay in pristine condition.
Stainless steel requires nothing more than a regular wipe-down. They are susceptible to smudges and streaks so use microfiber towel and cleaner made especially for stainless steel to buff them out.
This natural stone is nonporous, making it resistant to stains and scratches and can be cleaned with almost any multipurpose cleaner, as long as it’s not abrasive.