Clean granite countertops by removing debris with a microfiber cloth and pretreating grease spots with a mixture of flour and dish detergent. Wipe the counter with a pH-neutral stone cleaner, and buff the counter dry. To avoid damaging granite, do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.
- Dust the counter with a microfiber cloth
Wipe down the entire counter with a dry microfiber cloth to remove loose debris.
- Spread a flour-detergent poultice on grease spots
Mix a cup of flour with 5 tablespoons of liquid dish detergent. Mix in enough water to give the mixture the consistency of yogurt. Top each grease or oil stain with a dollop of the mixture, and then cover each spot with plastic wrap to keep it moist. Let the paste sit on the countertop overnight.
- Wipe off the cleaning poultice
Dispose of the plastic wrap, and wipe away the poultice with a damp cloth.
- Spray with a stone cleaner
Spray the entire counter with a pH-neutral stone cleaner.
- Wipe with a damp cloth
Wipe away the stone cleaner with a damp cloth. Gently scrub the dirty areas in a circular motion.
- Buff the granite dry
Polish the granite in a circular motion using a clean, dry microfiber cloth.