Spills, splashes, stains – your kitchen worktops go through a lot in just a day. So it’s inevitable that stains will build up and leave them looking a little worse for wear. But don’t worry! Maintaining clean, hygienic countertops is easy with the right techniques.
To make cleaning countertops easy and hassle-free we’ve complied this handy guide to cleaning different types of kitchen worktops, which also provides advice on how to remove stains from countertop surfaces.
How to Clean Kitchen Worktops
Before using any of the following methods be sure to check with your kitchen manufacturer to see what your countertops are made of and if there are any specific guidelines you need to follow when cleaning them.
Daily cleaning – As you prepare food throughout the day, be sure to wipe up spills as they happen; this will help to prevent stains. At the end of each day, once you’ve finished all the cooking, prep for lunches the next day, and done the washing up, spray all the countertops with a multi-purpose cleaning spray like Cif Actifizz Lemon and wipe with a clean cloth. This will help to remove any dirt and food residues that have built up. Just be sure to follow the instructions on your product’s label.
Disinfecting – When it’s time for your weekly kitchen clean (check out our handy kitchen cleaning checklist for tips), then you should give your countertops a thorough clean. Spray all worktops with an anti-bacterial spray like Cif Anti-bacterial Original and wipe with a clean cloth (remember to follow the instructions on the product’s label). Rinse your cloth regularly with hot water to ensure you’re not spreading germs. A spray like this helps to kill bacteria, as well as lift food residues, light grease, and everyday dirt. Achieving sparkling, hygienic surfaces is easy!
Not all worktops can be cleaned in the same way. The materials they’re made of can sometimes mean that they need special care. Make sure you always consult the manufacturer and read on for advice on cleaning specialist surfaces, plus tips on how to remove a stain from countertop materials found in your home.