Granite, Marble, Soapstone Countertops - Buyers Guide

Natural Stone Cleanability

Choose Granite for Cleaner and Safer Food Preparation

Despite what some engineered quartz manufacturers are saying, granite and natural stone is one of the most cleanable, and safe surfaces for kitchens. Just compare to Plastic Laminate - what we have lived with for years:

 

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In a recent study, granite countertops provided the greatest reduction in bacteria counts of all materials tested! Six countertop surfaces were contaminated with E. coli bacteria, then washed and rinsed using dish soap and "normal and reasonable" cleaning practices.

Source - "The reduction of E. Coli on Various Countertop Surfaces", by Dr. O. Peter Snyder, Jr, PhD, of the Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management, March 1999.

 

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