Is a Quartz Counter Right for You: Pros
- It's low-maintenance.
- It's antimicrobial.
- It's design-friendly.
Is a Quartz Counter Right for You: Cons
- It's pricey.
- It can't take extreme heat.
- It can't weather outdoor use.
Cleaning quartz countertops
For the most part, cleaning quartz is simple. That’s one of the advantages of quartz that makes it one of the best materials for kitchen countertops.
The best thing for cleaning quartz countertops is mild dish soap, water, and a soft non-abrasive cloth. That’s it! You should have all those things in your kitchen right now.
Though quartz is stain-resistant, it’s not entirely stain-proof, so it’s always best to clean up messes on quartz counters as soon as possible. Your counter shouldn’t stain just because you spilled a glass of wine on it, but if you don’t clean it up and let it dry on the surface overnight, it could.
Cleaning your quartz countertops, like any countertop, should be done daily to keep it clean and germ-free. Just mix equal parts warm water and mild dishwashing liquid and wipe your counter off thoroughly.
For tougher cleaning, such as hardened food, dried grease, and other items, you may need to use a plastic putty knife to scrape something off before wiping it down. Don’t use an abrasive scouring pad, which could scratch the surface over time. You may also need a mild degreaser to break down hardened grease. Make sure it is labeled safe for quartz surfaces. Don’t use cleaning products with bleach in them.