Seems like more and more folks are asking how we’re liking our Frosty Carrina countertops, so I thought I’d blog a little bit about them here today.
We have really enjoyed them so far, BUT, I have learned (the hard way) that, like me, white quartz loves to soak up some half sweet/half unsweet tea. It doesn’t seem to dig coffee, or juice, and or paint, or anything else we’ve throw
at on it so far, but if you leave a ring (or puddle) of tea sitting on it long enough, it just seeps right down into the stuff.
We had a cup spill overnight recently (*cough Kit-Cat cough*) and after it didn’t wipe up, I thought we may just have to live with the stain. Fortunately though, I found a whole message board full of folks who had figured out how to successfully clean white quartz countertops. So, here my go-to cleaners, for anyone else who is curious:
Soft Scrub with bleach and Fish Foam work like a charm. (And, no, this is not a sponsored post!)
As far as regular day-to-day cleaning, Fish Foam is the best. Just like on windows, it leaves absolutely no streaks, and a can of it lasts so long. I’ve had that sucker for two or three years now and there’s plenty left inside of it. As for the tea stain, well, that’s where the Soft Scrub with bleach comes in. All I had to do is squirt a little bit on the affected area, pour some water onto it, mix it up to create a puddle, and let it sit. I wiped what was left of it off an hour later and BOOM. The tea stain was gone!! It didn’t change the texture of the surface or color of the quartz…it just removed the stain. #Radiculous
Now then, a few folks asked if they could see some closer photos of the veining, so I snapped some at a lower exposure this afternoon so that it would show up better here online:
I hope that helps for those who have asked about it!
And since we’re in the kitchen, I wanted to thank those of you who encouraged me to reach out to Whirlpool via their Facebook page. I took your advice and wrote them there last Wednesday. After some back and forth messages, I finally received a call from a gal named Jordan today. She was very pleasant, and said she was going to try to get to the bottom of what was going on with our fridge. She told me she was going to call S&S (the repair company that diagnosed the issue a few weeks ago), and promised she’d call me back after she talked to them. I was so surprised to hear back from her in less than 15 minutes! She said the technician from S&S has to call in to their Technician line and give them a detailed report of what’s wrong with our fridge. After that, they’ll determine how to proceed with it.
I really did like our fridge, so I’m hoping they’ll change their minds about it being a lemon. I don’t expect them to replace it if we didn’t purchase the right kind of warranty, but we’re going on week 4 without it, so needless to say, I’m getting a little antsy to get something (anything!) figured out. In the meantime, it looks like we’ll be toting bags of ice for at least another week. #Sadiculous
PS- Here is a video of the fella who tipped over the tea that shows how the tea got tipped.
I call him the Straw Bandit. Found no less than 8 of them under the sunroom rug the other day- ha!