How To Clean Any Metal Countertop

This could actually be more important than it seems. The more it gets used, the more it corrodes.

If you think you’ll do more than just clean a countertop, you probably shouldn’t. Here’s why: the longer you leave things alone on your countertop the more it will tarnish and eventually rust. So take care of your kitchen cabinets and counters; you’ll be saving yourself a lot of money. For one, they’ll be more expensive, and two, they’ll last longer. Here’s how to clean a surface, a countertop or a plate rack.

Start with the surface:

Washing a countertop is easy. Just wash any spills gently with soap and water and dry with a cloth or towel. Try not to rub the soap directly onto the metal and make sure you keep the cloth or towel dry. If you want to do more, you can do more scrubbing with a metal scrubbing pad.

If your countertop is made of stone, wood or metal, you’ll need a special knife or scraper which uses abrasive particles to remove stubborn stains. It’s important to clean a copper or sterling-silver tabletop because of that color. The abrasive particles can cause serious corrosion if your countertop has scratches to begin with. If you’re lucky, your stone or metal countertop will have the same characteristics as those in some of the pictures below. I don’t know where this one came from, but I’d have to assume it’s from China. Just know that you won’t do so well!

But how do you know if your countertop is a good one? Here’s the trick:

1. Look for scratches. Check to see if you have any sharp or deep scratches you can see and tell you a countertop is bad. It is important not to scratch glass because it’s so delicate and can’t be polished like metal. If your countertop has scratches, they’re probably already in place and aren’t doing anything at all.

2. Look for discoloration. Some of these countertop pictures show clear spots on the surface. That means those areas are clean. But discoloration can be a sign something is wrong, so you should check for it too. If you see a dark spot in the dark green color of the picture below, you’ll know the color of your table too: discoloration from oxidation causes the surface to fade over time with use. You can do the same thing with an old piece of stainless-steel that just got rusty and get rid of it fast by baking it in the oven.

3. Look for cracks. If you find small holes or cracks in the surface or if your countertop is missing parts or pieces, that doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. In some cases, it’s a good sign because it’s a sign of moisture and rust is still there. If you use a metal scrubber on your sink and find small holes in the metal (called “fissures”, I think they should be called them “cracks”), then you know you’re cleaning your countertop.

4. Check the top of your countertop for cracks and chips. These cracks are another good indication that the countertop is not fresh. And it’s bad. So check your top for cracks, chips and uneven surfaces. And if you can’t find any, don’t worry about it; the chips and cracks will be removed if you do all the steps outlined above.

Here’s how to do them all. Wash thoroughly, making sure you don’t wash the kitchen cabinets as well. Scrub gently on a steel scrubbing pad and dry with a cloth or towel. I just used a soft towel.