Granite can be expensive and is among the costlier of countertop materials, particularly because of installation. And, its great weight means you'll need very sturdy cabinet boxes to support the countertop, which can be a concern if you are remodeling. In some kitchens, a large amount of granite might require extra floor supports as well. What is mainly an advantage for some might also be a slight disadvantage. While a glass or cup can survive a collision with some countertop surfaces, that’s generally not the case with granite. Drop a glass or plate on granite and you can be sure that it will break. Like most stone, granite must be sealed every so often to avoid stains. How often you have to seal the counter depend on the type of sealer you use and the color of your granite. If you have a dark granite top, you might not need to seal as often because minor discoloration is not visible. RemPros also notes that alkaline- or acid-based cleaners should not be used for cleaning granite.
This is the end result of my massive reorganization and improved functionality for this pantry! Everything has its place and is easy to access. Now I can easily see what food products I have. Finding a way to make storage functional can be challenging. Putting all of the cans in a large basket allows me to pull it out, making it easier to look for a particular product. No more knocking down cans to reach the back of the shelf!
The next shelf is all about meal prep. Here I keep baking items and any boxed dinner items like rice, pasta or noodles. Again, this is very convenient because I can get everything I need all at once. These flat baskets are a really useful storage item. If you cannot find these or something similar, a baking tray, plate or even a serving tray will do the job. Having something that slides out of the shelves is especially helpful when you’re looking for specific items. Knocking over glass jars is never a good thing, and these flat baskets eliminate that risk. I got really creative with the top shelf by putting items in glass containers with labels, as well as by using canisters I already had. The canisters and the spice rack were sitting on my countertop, taking up valuable work space. Because I organized and stored things so efficiently, I was able to move these into the pantry. Now I have more counter space to work on meals!
I always have the best of intentions for keeping it neat and tidy. It‘s often hard to even see what I have in there because food items are hidden. I need to do something about this! My solution was purchase a selection of containers, bins, and baskets. This way I can sort things into categories. I will be able to slide food groupings out of the pantry to see what that I have. If you don‘t want to buy containers like these, you can always make your own bins and boxes to store food. Adding labels or chalkboard paint to write the contents on them can be easily done. The appearance of the organizational tools is not as important as their function, but an eye-appealing arrangement is a plus.
Radon also cautions against suggestions that you place a radon-in-air test device on a granite surface under a bowl, bucket, or other container. This will, 99% of the time, grossly over-report the radon levels. Forbes magazine also warns consumers about scare-mongering information that can be found online. Simple soapy water is the best for cleaning your granite countertop. From time to time, you may choose to do a deep cleaning if you have been cooking with large amounts of grease or oil. Use a heavy-duty stone cleaner that will degrease the counter and remove surface sealants.
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