Sage-green granite countertop with arched tiled niches holds an accent piece
Photo: David Fenton
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Though hard and durable, it can become stained, by oil in particular.

Try this:
Clean granite with warm water or diluted dish soap, and dry immediately to prevent watermarks. If oil seeps in, try a nontoxic degreaser, like diluted Simple Green ($7 for 22 ounces;, or a poultice made of the cleanser and cornstarch. Coat annually with a water-based sealer.

Skip that:
As with marble, acidic cleaners can eat away at granite, so don't use them.
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