Deep Cleaning Your Quartz Countertop
There are times in life when our kitchen worktops can really take a battering. Christmas, in particular, is a time when my kitchen really sees a lot of action. Rich sauces, cooking oils, alcoholic drinks and meat fats can really take their toll.
At times like this, you’re probably going to need something a little more heavy duty to clean your Quartz countertop. Please don’t ever be tempted to use an abrasive scouring pad or brush as this is likely to cause permanent damage.
Likewise, ensure that your worktop is free of anything that could inadvertently scratch it during cleaning. I know somebody who seriously damaged their Quartz countertop by scrubbing while there were small bits of lobster shell on the surface. These left tiny scratch marks behind which in time became stained and discolored and the worktop has never looked the same since.
For heavy duty cleaning, my go-to product is Bar Keepers Friend Power Cleaner Spray. Bar Keepers Friend easily cuts through grease, limescale and dried on food and you can use it all over the house.
My one caution with this product is that it does have an unpleasant odor so although it is very effective, you’ll only want to use it when you really need to. Open your windows, and keep the room well ventilated when you are using it. It’s also wise to remove children and pets from the room.
How to use Bar Keepers Friend
To use Bar Keepers friend, shake the product well, spray down your surfaces with the foam cleaner
Rub with a soft (microfibre) cloth to distribute the cleaner on the area you wish to clean
It’s important not to leave the product on your Quartz surfaces for long as doing so could cause dullness or make the worktop more prone to staining and discoloration.
Rinse off within one minute of application. I find that it’s better to work on one small area than to try and do the whole surface in one go.
Ensure that all traces of the cleaner have been thoroughly rinsed away and dry off your countertops with a soft cloth for a sparkling finish.