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Kitchen Stone Bench Food Stain removal

Kitchen Stone Bench Food Stain Removal

The first thing to consider is whether your kitchen stone bench is built of porous or non-porous material.

When it comes to adding a unique, stylish, or contemporary atmosphere to your interior areas, stone bench tops are the finest way to go. Kitchen stone bench tops are undeniably versatile and durable; however, to ensure that they remain in their stunning condition for years to come, it's critical that you must properly clean and maintains them, as some stone materials are prone to breakage and scratches, which can look unsightly in your kitchen.

Difficult-to-remove stains can be aggravating, and if not done correctly, they may leave a mark. Take your time and use the proper solutions when cleaning and removing stains to help preserve and keep your kitchen stone bench area clean and hygienic.
Cleaning Marble Bench top

Stone Doctor Australia wants our customers to get the most bang for their buck, so in addition to providing high-quality maintenance and cleaning solutions, we also give advice on how to extend the life of your stone material.

As a result, we've put together this article to show you how to clean and remove stains from your kitchen stone bench tops. Keep in mind that the treatment differs based on the material.

What foods are known to stain kitchen stone bench tops?

Kitchen Sauce Stain
Removing kitchen stone bench top stains on Granite, Marble, or engineered stone is simple with the appropriate cleaning tools, advice, and skill.

The following foods should be avoided on stone surfaces:

  • Oil
  • Red Wine
  • Sauce
  • Berries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Juices
  • Lime
  • White Vinegar

When it comes to selecting the best cleaner for your requirements, there are a few crucial elements to consider. When it comes to cleaning materials, we have two alternatives based on the demands of your surface.

There is the acidic cleaner, which should only be used on non-acid sensitive surfaces and should never be used on marble, travertine, limestone, onyx, or polished concrete. There are also alkaline cleaners, such as Lithofin MN Power-Clean, which is designed to deep clean natural stone, tile, grout, and concrete.

Cleaning your stone surfaces is a vital step in keeping your area appearing bright and well-maintained.

What should you do if you see a stain on your kitchen stone bench tops?

Kitchen Stone Bench Food Stain Removal Tips
Here are some pointers for removing stains from kitchen stone bench tops:

  • Do not panic! If you act quickly, most things can be removed.
  • Sharp abrasives, such as steel wool and scourers, should be avoided since they can harm the surface.
  • Use a small amount of cream cleanser on a clean cloth to wash off non-porous kitchen stone benches, such as engineered quartz stone types, then wipe down generously and let soak in.
  • A poultice will be used to remove deeper stains. A good poultice penetrates and emulsifies the stain, then draws it out entirely from the stone surface.
  • If you see a stain that is difficult to remove, contact your bench manufacturer for the best results.
  • Before using aggressive cleaners like bleach or acidic chemicals, consult a stone care professional to avoid inflicting harm.


Because natural stone like marble is prone to all forms of staining and not just acid etching, including stain causing ring marks, coasters and placemats should be used to avoid staining from any drinking cups or dishes, including drink glasses.

marble bench wine stain

To minimize stains, avoid leaving any spilledliquids on porous surfaces like marble, limestone, quartz countertops, etc. for any length of time (including juices, alcoholic beverages, oils, greases, cosmetics, etc..). Spills of any kind should be cleaned up right away and rinsed with water.

Engineered stone, like any other kitchen benchtop or countertop surface, may be irreversibly damaged when exposed to powerful solvents and chemicals that degrade its physical qualities. As a result, we recommend avoiding products containing methylene chloride or trichloroethanes, such as paint strippers or removers or any other harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products.

If the stain remains, you may require the services of a stone care and maintenance specialist. We have a large number of them eager to assist you. If you have any questions about how to properly care for your kitchen stone bench tops, please contact us - we will gladly answer any questions you may have!
Phone: 03-9429 1223   Email: enquiries@stonedoctor.com.au

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