Cleaning Tips

How To Disinfect & Clean Kitchen Countertops

With so much happening on your countertops from chopping and preparing food to cooking and storage, spillages and cross-contaminations can be common.

Child and parent making cupcakes on a kitchen counter

How to clean countertops


For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place where people congregate for conversations, family meals, makeshift arts and crafts and much more. To look after your countertop surfaces, you should wipe up any food residue, liquid or grime as soon as they appear. To clean your countertops, we would recommend a strong antibacterial cleaner such as Lysol® All-Purpose Cleaner.


For best results, follow these instructions:

  1. Spray the surface until thoroughly wet.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Wipe away with a paper towel.

Please note, no rinsing is required.



How to disinfect countertops


As your countertops are so often exposed to food and therefore viruses, there are times that you will not only want a cleaner, but something for sanitizing and disinfecting countertops, too. In these instances, use Lysol® Kitchen Pro Antibacterial Cleaner using the steps below:

  1. Spray your countertop until wet.
  2. Leave for 30 seconds to sanitize, or 2 minutes to disinfect.
  3. Wipe away, rinsing all food contact surfaces with water after use.


Your kitchen is undoubtedly a place for sharing, but this should not be the case when it comes to germs. With Lysol®, you can make sure that your kitchen countertops are not only sparkling clean, but thoroughly sanitized for your family!