Now is the time of year when most of us have lots of company over and we spend lots of time getting our houses clean and tidy. Especially the kitchen, where people love to gather. In our home, we have granite countertops and I’ve learned to use specific granite cleaner to keep them looking their best.
I’d been looking for a new granite cleaner and found one at Home Depot in the cleaning department. If you go on Home Depot’s web site, it will even tell you exactly which aisle the product is in at your local store. It’s called Rock-it Oil Stone and not only has a cool name and is environmentally friendly, but it can be used on granite, stone, soap stone and other surfaces. Just what I was looking for.
BUT I don’t just want to tell you about a new cleaner, because what would be the fun in that…. I want to let you know you can enter to win one of several prizes in a Twitter chat, and $2,000 towards a kitchen upgrade! Believe me, our kitchen could use some upgrades, whose couldn’t?
Cleaning Granite Countertops
Our counters are a black and tan mixed granite called Sapphire Blue. I wrote about how we purchased a remnant piece for the island in the kitchen to match the rest of the room, since it wasn’t matched when we moved in. Granite and laminate counters in the same room are not such a good look in my opinion.
I have a very simple routine for cleaning – I use only environmentally friendly products. Especially when cleaning granite countertops. That way we never have to worry about chemicals getting into our food. I realized once we moved in that a specific granite cleaner worked best for our countertops, because when I didn’t use it, they developed a dull film that I couldn’t get off. See the film and streaks?
There are two places where the counters get very dirty, by the stove and on the island which we use everyday. I got to try out the Rock-it Oil Stone to see if it took away the film and streaks and I was glad to see it did!
This comes out as a foam, so I sprayed some on and let it sit for a minute, according to the directions. I found that it worked best when wiped off with a dry towel or rag, not a damp sponge.
This is the area by the stove where I keep flour, sugar and the like. It gets very dirty. On the left is a dry film that traps the grease and food from the stove. On the right is the after wiping it with the Rockit Oil Stone. You can definitely see the difference and the natural shine the granite is supposed to have.
This is our island, that also gets a lot of use. I definitely enjoy a clean kitchen! Plus I don’t worry when guests come over and sit at the island. Everyone loves to mingle in the kitchen, am I right?
Rockit Oil Twitter Party
Speaking of kitchens, here’s more info about Rock-it Oil Stone. It’s ideal for natural stone including polished granite, marble, soap stone and slate. And I found it doesn’t leave streaks, remove the dirt and grime I’ve been dealing with, is nonabrasive and biodegradable. They are having a Twitter party on Tuesday December 2nd so if you want to find out more about their products and how the cleaners work, jump on the party! It goes from 1:00-2:00pm EST.During the Twitter chat, you can win one of these amazing prizes too!
- One person will win a $10 Visa gift card
- Two people will win a $20 Visa gift card
- Six people will win a $50 Visa gift card
- One person will win a $150 Visa gift card
The Twitter party is hosted by Amy Bellgardt @MomSpark and co-hosted by Heather Delaney Reese @itisalovelylife. If you follow them you’ll be all set, and use the #RockitOilCleans hashtag too. Sign up for the Twitter party via the InLinkz widget below.
Now to the good part. Rock-It Oil Stone is having a Granite Countertop Giveaway! You could win $2,000 to upgrade your kitchen. All you have to do is sign up using the widget below. The contest ends on December 31st and the winner will be announce in the Rock-It Oil website on January 5th. Fine Rockit Oil on the Rock-it Oil Facebook Page. #RockitOilCleans #ad
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