Prevention is always better than cure. And it is the same for even granite kitchen counters. These can get oily and greasy over time and needs constant maintenance to have that clean look throughout the years. These tops are very durable and tough mainly due to their constituent granite. As granite is a naturally occurring stone, one cannot use any sort of chemical cleaning agents on them.
The shine and clean look of granites have to be maintained by cleaning them at regular intervals. One should use plain soap and water to clean these. The soap must be the regular one’s that we use to wash hands and it should be diluted in water before use. Dishwashing soap can be another good alternative to plain soap. These soaps are neutral, they are not acidic or alkaline and so they do not react with the granite.