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How to Clean Marble Countertops With Baking Soda (www.thespruce.com)

You treasure your gorgeous marble countertops in your kitchen or bathroom. But cleaning them requires more care than other surfaces. If your budget allows it, buying a commercial, neutral pH marble cleaner probably is an excellent investment to ensure the safest cleaning method for your beautiful countertops, not to mention one that doesn’t risk scratching or etching from a homemade cleaner.

Marble is vulnerable to acids, alkalis, and abrasive cleaners. You have a lot invested in your marble surfaces, so a guaranteed-safe commercial product is worth the small extra expense. For most small clean-up jobs, though, you can use plain water and a sponge or soft cloth. Hot water works best. Since water is virtually free, this is the least expensive and least risky homemade marble cleaner you can use frequently.

Baking soda is sometimes suggested as a good homemade cleaner for marble countertops. You can use it, but you need to follow the right procedure to do so safely.

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