29 Nov - 2018


The busiest space in your house is the kitchen and your kitchen counter is your workstation where you cut vegetables, hot cook, and place hot pots food, it is also the place that’s easily dirty and prone to the growth of bacteria.

This is exactly why you need proper cleaning of this space.

You might be clearing the clutter, wiping crumbs and sweeping the floor at the end of the day; but is that enough?

Deep clean and disinfect your kitchen counter regularly to keep your family healthy and your home neat.

Here’s how you can do it.

Ensure that no food spills are left unattended on the countertop. No unattended spills, no bacteria.

Wash the cleaning cloths and brushes thoroughly and let dry in the sun.

The best way to get rid of the bacteria that could reside in a used sponge is to put it into a microwave for a couple of minutes. Microwaving sponges kills 99.9 percent of bacteria.

This being the basic cleaning method, let us look at effective cleaning methods for different types of countertops.

Expensive and pretty, but can scratch, etch, and stain easily.

Fortunately, to clean on a daily basis is also simple. Some lukewarm soap water and a soft cloth should be enough for a daily cleaning.

Avoid acidic natural cleaners like vinegar and lemon juice, as those can etch the surface. For deeper stains, try a paste out of water and baking soda and let it sit in the area for at least 24 hours.

The most common countertop, they are attractive, shiny and easy to maintain.

Just get some gentle dish soap, microfiber cloths, and maybe some isopropyl alcohol for regular cleaning. Store bought disinfectants can also be used on granite.


Super durable and traditionally used countertops but not easy to keep clean. Wipe up spills right away and give the counter a daily wipe down with a non-abrasive cleaner and brush.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel counters add a sleek and stylish look to any kitchen and are certainly getting more popular.

You don’t need any special cleaners — just a few pantry staples, a couple cleaning cloths, and a soft-bristled scrubbing brush will do the job.


The tough thing about tile is actually the grout. Ceramic part can be easily wipe cleaned but the grout can collect food particles and be prone to staining.

Check terrace flooring for cracks and possible seeping. After a hot summer, it is natural for the terrace floor to form cracks. These cracks will seep water to the interiors and damage your ceiling and walls.

A scouring powder and bleach is the best way to keep the grout sparkling and white and avoid bacterial growth