Granite countertop cleaning tip

Published: August 19, 2013 12:00 PM

What’s the best way to clean granite?—Elizabeth Mendelsohn Arlington, Va.

Use a mild all-purpose cleaner, following the directions. Dry the surface, and disinfect as needed. Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner did well in our tests for a spray product; Pine-Sol was the top liquid.

If you're remodeling or considering putting new countertops in, know that granite is still among the most desirable or must-have kitchen features, according to a recent study from the National Association of Home Builders.

For more information, read about countertop materials that stand up to years of abuse, plus check out our kitchen and bathroom countertop buying guide and all-purpose cleaners buying guide and Ratings.

—Consumer Reports

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