Granite countertops are popular for their beauty and durability, but they still require care to keep them looking great year after year. Chemical cleaners, bleach, and even lemon and vinegar can strip your countertop’s sealant and damage the granite. Here’s our advice: make a solution of warm water and half a tablespoon of all natural dish soap. Use a soft cloth or microfiber towel–not an abrasive sponge–to wipe the counter down. This should remove both oil-based stains and organic stains like tomato juice.