Are black shiny kitchen worktops a disaster for cleaning

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Found 21st Oct 2009
About to change the worktops and we like the black granite gloss laminate worktops.

Those who have them, do you find they are a pain to keep nice or not?
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My mother-in-law has black granite and it always looks nice. Saying that...........i don't know if she scrubs it like a loon all the time. lol
Fine as long as you don't use anything abrasive, and there are specialist cleaners for them.
My son has them, and hes a dirty beggar but his always look clean!
To keep it glossy always use chopping boards and don't put anything really hot on it.
I have a black granite worktop and its very easy to clean.
I use standard kitchen cleaner and milton anti bacteria wipes/spray.
Oh and I always us my chopping board.
I have black granite, and a micro fibre cloth is great for keeping it in top condition. Just a quick wipe over and it looks really glossy and like new again.

If your going for granite, definitely get a chopping board as others have advised.


Edit: You are advised to wash them over weekly with soapy water and when dry use a granite conditioner. This is only when you first get them, I think its to seal the granite or something to protect against marking.
I have black granite gloss laminate work tops. You need to be careful as they easily scratch.....I have 2 teenage boys that cook for themselves...... they arn't careful. I've reached the "past caring" stage!
KazzyD;6640176

I have black granite, and a micro fibre cloth is great for keeping it in … I have black granite, and a micro fibre cloth is great for keeping it in top condition. Just a quick wipe over and it looks really glossy and like new again.If your going for granite, definitely get a chopping board as others have advised.



Micro fibre cloths are the best invention ever :thumbsup:
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Ok thanks for the feedback, this is laminate not granite, so no conditioner needed, I just need to be sure to use a cutting board and keep the kids off it ;-)
KazzyD;6640176

I have black granite, and a micro fibre cloth is great for keeping it in … I have black granite, and a micro fibre cloth is great for keeping it in top condition. Just a quick wipe over and it looks really glossy and like new again.If your going for granite, definitely get a chopping board as others have advised.Edit: You are advised to wash them over weekly with soapy water and when dry use a granite conditioner. This is only when you first get them, I think its to seal the granite or something to protect against marking.



+1

I wipe ours over every morning anyway... part of my routine xx

I have a couple of huge butchers blocks for slicing and chopping xx
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