3 Countertop Cleaning Hacks — TESTED!

By Lyle Weischwill | Jan. 18, 2018 12:17 pm PST

White countertop with black dishwasher

How can you remove tough stains from laminate? What about water stains from marble? Does vodka really clean granite? Let’s test these hacks and reveal the truth.

It’s time to stop ignoring that impossible stain on your countertops and give them a little well-deserved TLC.

Whether you have granite, quartz or laminate countertops, there are supposedly ways you can treat tough stains with ingredients you already have around the house.

We’re testing three popular cleaning hacks — so no matter what material your countertops are made of, we’ve got a hack for you. Watch the video below to see which ones worked.

Hack #1: Remove stains from laminate countertops with nail polish remover.

Apply nail polish remover to a cotton ball and wipe away the stain. Make sure the nail polish remover has acetone.

Hack #2: Remove hard water stains and rings from quartz using steel wool.

We’ll try using steel wool #0000 to buff out water spots. We’ll test it out and see how it works!

Hack #3: Clean granite countertops with vodka.

Make granite countertops sparkle with a natural cleaning solution made from ¼ cup vodka, a few drops of dish soap and water. Combine vodka and dish soap in a spray bottle and then mix. Top with 2 cups of water. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make it smell nice! Remember, any use of alcohol is intended for individuals 21 years of age or older.

Want even more countertop cleaning tips? Check out this hack for removing wine stains from granite.

Note: Sears Home Services does not guarantee the effectiveness of these tips or that the results will be the same at home.

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