How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

Happy Friday! 😀

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:

Fish Foam and Soft Scrub with Bleach | How To Clean White Quartz Countertops

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:

Frosty Carrina | Caesarstone

Frosty Carrina | Veining | Caesarstone Quartz

Frosty Carrina Countertop Veining

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.

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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!

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Comments

  1. AmandaB says

    We have LG Viatera quartz in our kitchen and bathrooms and one year later we’ve yet to have a single stain set in. And we have coffee, tea, all kinds of liquids that sit on it overnight (or longer). That really worries me about the quality of your brand. The biggest reason we chose quartz was the low maintenance of it.

  2. Sarah says

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  3. melissa says

    I too have white quartz and love it, but I am VERY frustrated that all you hear on tv is how durable and indestructible and unstainable quartz is. TV shows say it is the best out there now. After having it installed we were told, no metal as it will leave marks (and it has), no hot pots cause it can damage the surface.
    Will have to order some fish foam now! Thank you.

  4. Sharon says

    Love your posts and ideas! I have had quartz for about eight years and rarely have I had to do much in the way of heavy maintenance. Mine is darker, but my daughter has had the white with same results. Love your kitchen redo, especially the colors! Keep up all the wonderful inspirations!

  5. Mary says

    Do any of the products mentioned hurt the seal/coating on the Quartz? We have all white Quartz countertops and I have some dark marks from pan handles around the sink thay I can’t get out!

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