Last Updated: December 8, 2021

12 best countertop cleaners.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 20 min read

Everyone says that the fridge is the most important part of the kitchen — but we disagree. Countertops are the real stars here. They’re a flat surface on which to knead dough for homemade bread, they’re where you lovingly chop up veggies for Meatless Monday and shred cheddar for Taco Tuesday — they’re where the kitchen magic happens. Adding harsh chemicals and icky cleaners to the mix is the last thing you want!


Your counters deserve to be treated like kitchen royalty and we’re here to help. We made a list of the best natural countertop cleaners to keep the most important work surface in the kitchen spic-‘n’-span ‘n’ ready for action. Read on for our top picks, and check out our kitchen cleaning guide for more tips on making the heart of your home as happy as can be.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Seventh Generation Granite & Stone Cleaner

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Ideal for both natural and man-made granite and stone services, this Seventh Generation Granite & Stone Cleaner shines and restores your counter’s appearance without leaving streaks or marks. Plus, this non-toxic, naturally derived cleaner is made in the USA, Leaping Bunny–certified, and comes in responsible, recyclable packaging. It’s safe to use …

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23 Oz.
$7.49
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2. Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner

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An all-purpose cleaner that really means for all purposes — this Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner can tackle everything from doing laundry to mopping floors. It’s also a great option for households with pets and kids because it’s made with plant-based ingredients, including natural fir needle and spruce essential oils, and it’s dye-free, …

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32 Oz
$13.99
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3. method All Purpose Cleaner

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Show our planet some love — swap out your toxic and chemical-smelling surface spray for this natural yet potent method all-purpose cleaner. It’s safe enough to use around your family and furry friends but tough enough to handle everyday messes around the house. Using powergreen technology to target and break down dirt and grime, this formula is …

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28 Oz
$4.29
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4. Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar

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You spend a good percentage of your time inside, so why not spend time embracing your inner housecleaner with plant-based products like this Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar. This cleaning vinegar is paraben-, sulfate-, and triclosan-free, and it’s vegan and Leaping Bunny–certified. It naturally breaks down dirt and other unwanted filth by using the …

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16.9 Oz
$6.99
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5. Caldrea Countertop Spray

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Clean your counters from top to bottom with this Caldrea Countertop Spray. This countertop cleaner is phthalate-, paraben-, triclosan-, glycol solvent–, chlorine-, and formaldehyde-free, plus it contains no artificial colors. It uses vegetable protein and other plant-derived ingredients to tackle dirt, grime, and odors, too. It’s a healthy choice …

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16 Oz
$11
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6. Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner

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This Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner is kitchen-counter worthy, but can also be used in bathrooms and other rooms with often-touched surfaces waiting to be cleaned. Animal lovers will be happy to know it’s also vegan, 100-percent cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny–certified. It’s made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients in the USA and …

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16 Oz
$4.29
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7. Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate + Twist & Slide Glass Spray Bottle

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This set includes our multi-purpose cleaner concentrate, proven to cut 2x more grease than other natural brands,* combined with our Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle with Twist & Slide labeling system.

This bundle includes a set of two cleaning concentrates and one twist and slide spray bottle.

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1 x spray bottle, 1 x multi-purpose cleaning concentrate - 2 pack
$16.95
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8. Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner

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Whether tackling grimy buildup on your kitchen counters or soap scum in your bathroom, make Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner your go-to cleaner for household surfaces. Utilizing the natural power of plant-derived and plant-based cleaning agents, this all-purpose cleaner boasts a streak-free shine on countertops, baseboards, windows, and more …

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23 Oz.
$4.99
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9. method Daily Granite Cleaner

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If you’ve spent the money investing in granite or stone countertops, you’ll want to keep them looking as beautiful as when they were new. Put your trust in method granite cleaner to keep them in shipshape. This plant-based, daily granite cleaner ensures your counters are sparkling, giving you peace of mind when prepping or cooking weeknight …

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28 Oz
$7.39
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10. Grove Co. All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner - Kills 99.9% of Germs**

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An antibacterial cleaner that eliminates grease while disinfecting and killing 99.9% of viruses and germs on hard surfaces in 10 minutes.*

  • A NOTE ABOUT COVID-19:
    COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Grove Co. All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the …

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24 oz
$5.95
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11. method Granite Polish

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It’s time to stop taking our planet for granted — this method Granite Polish’s bottle is made from 100% recycled (and recyclable) material, so you can let your counters shine without bringing gloom and darkness to Mother Earth. Aside from granite, this naturally derived, biodegradable granite polish works well on marble and sealed stone surfaces, …

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14 oz
$6.99
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12. Pure Sense Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner & Protectant

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Pure Sense Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner & Protectant isn't just another flash in the pan. This ceramic cooktop cleaner and protectant wipes away spills like yesterday's worries. It all boils down to a highly effective, plant-conscious formula that will leave your cooktop sparkling clean and smelling like a citrus grove. So now you can relax when using …

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24 Oz
$8.99
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FAQs

How do you clean countertops naturally?

Kick toxic cleaners to the curb, and clean your countertops the au natural way. The best way to clean laminate countertops naturally is with a nontoxic cleaning spray or the tried-and-true method of diluting distilled white vinegar in water. Vinegar contains acetic acid, a compound with antibacterial and antifungal properties that works mighty fine as a natural countertop cleaner.


To use vinegar on your countertops, fill a reusable spray bottle with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar. Shake it to combine the liquids, and use it for everything from your countertops to the coffee table to your stainless steel appliances. Feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to counter vinegar’s signature sourness.


If vinegar isn’t your thing, browse our list above of natural countertop cleaners that contain no chemical ingredients for a simpler way to clean your countertops naturally.


What is the best cleaner for quartz countertops?

Most natural cleaners are perfectly suitable to use on quartz countertops. It’s easier to say which cleaners you should avoid to keep your quartz in pristine condition.


Don’t use bleach, wax, or polish on your quartz countertops. High-pH cleaners, like the vinegar spray mentioned above, can damage quartz countertops if used too often. Solvents and powerful chemicals also do a number on quartz, so generally, it’s best to stick to a natural, plant-based cleaning spray for optimum results, like the ones featured on our list of top-rated cleaners above.


What is the best cleaner for granite countertops?

Similar to quartz countertops, you’d do well to stay away from vinegar and bleach when you clean granite. These cleaners are likely to strip the sealant on your counters and make them more prone to stains.


The best cleaner to use for granite countertops is a cleaning spray specifically designed for granite. However, any gentle, pH-neutral, natural cleaner will do a great job without sacrificing the beauty and strength of your granite counters.


Grove often? Then you know how much we love microfiber. These fantastic cleaning cloths do the dirty work so you don’t have to — plus they’re a match made in heaven for wiping down laminate, quartz, and granite countertops. Read up on the many uses and miracles of microfiber, and check out Grove members’ fav microfiber cloths.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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