Quartz countertop installations are excellent for every home kitchen. However, it is a countertop that requires more than a few wipes to clean. Unlike other kitchen countertops, a quartz countertop may need more than soap and warm water to ensure its safety in preparing meals. Therefore, what are the best cleaning routines for quartz kitchen countertops, and how do they work? Here are some examples.
How to Clean a Quartz Kitchen Countertop:
1. Scraping Off Dried Gunk
Food can leave behind a sticky residue after they are cooked or baked. The sticky substance can be a challenge to remove if it has been there long. However, food residues are one of the easiest things to clean. All you need to do is scrape off the residue and then use warm water with soap to remove it.
Homeowners can use the blunt side of a butter knife to scrape off the hardened food residues. Even though the butter knife can leave some scratches on the surface, it is still better than having the risk of ingesting the residue.
2. Using a Degreaser
Even if some residues are easy to remove, others may need more work. In those cases, homeowners must use a heavy-duty degreaser. The type of solvent is one of the most effective ways of removing grease or greasy build-up on the countertop.
When shopping for a degreaser, it is best to purchase one that can remove a wide range of greasy substances from the countertop and that is safe for quartz. An old-fashioned degreaser may not do the trick. The best way to determine if a degreaser is effective is to read its label. Look for one that can remove grease, dust, and dirt.
3. Adhesive Remover For Tougher Stains
It can be difficult to remove stains that have been around for a long time. The best way to deal with it is to go with a solvent cleaner such as adhesive remover or something similar. The best time to use cleaners such as adhesive remover or the degreaser from above is when the countertop is still wet. It will make the solvent easier to use and distribute evenly on the countertop.
4. Wiping with Glass Cleaners
When cleaning quartz countertops, it is best to use rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth. Household glass cleaners contain alcohol as the main ingredient. It is essential because the solvent can easily break down the grease.
Glass cleaners are very effective in removing anything that makes the countertop look dirty. They are also straightforward to use. Just apply it to the countertop and then wipe it clean with a clean cloth.
5. Using Steam Cleaning
Aside from scraping off the grease, homeowners can use steam cleaning. Steam cleaners are highly effective when it comes to cleaning the countertop. The steam can be very effective in removing fat, grease, and grime, even when left for long.
It is highly recommended that homeowners purchase a steam cleaner that can detach its wand. It will make it easier to clean kitchen appliances. It is also best to use a hand-held steamer instead of an upright one.
Before Going on a Cleaning Spree
Quartz countertops are excellent additions to any house kitchen. With proper care, they can ensure the homeowner’s safety while they are cooking. However, it is essential to know the routine cleaning of quartz countertops.
However, homeowners should read the label carefully to determine the best way to clean the countertop independently. Make sure that the product will not harm the surface of the quartz countertop.
Hawk Industries is the leader in quartz countertop installation services. We take pride in providing our clients with commercial countertops for residential households and custom cabinets for restaurants for commercial kitchens. Allow us to deliver a seamless experience by booking an appointment today through our website.