There are many aspects to consider when choosing materials suitable for home kitchen countertops: design, color, price, practicality, installation, and most importantly, hygiene. The food we usually buy may be seriously contaminated by some disease-causing microorganisms, so kitchen utensils are very important in ensuring food safety. Kitchen countertops must be thoroughly cleaned after contact with raw food, otherwise, it may cause cross-infection, and people may become sick after eating virus-infected food.
The technology and management medical institution released the latest research report on the cleaning of countertops in the St. Paul area of Minnesota, USA. The agency selects materials, studies, and provides data and reports for the food retail industry. This particular study determined the 6 most widely used cleanable countertops: thin slabs, wood slabs, ceramic tiles, concrete slabs, stainless steel slabs, and marble slabs.
The results of the study showed that the results of various infected countertops after washing with soap and water and anti-bacterial treatment with water and vinegar were not the same. Granite’s anti-bacterial regeneration ability ranks second, second only to stainless steel. When you choose a soft natural material, it must not only have high aesthetic value but also have a strong antibacterial ability, so granite is the best choice.