Want to get away from using harsh chemicals in your kitchen? Choose soapstone for your countertops and sinks. Like other dense stones used in kitchens, soapstone is nonporous, which makes it bacteria resistant. It’s also heat resistant, doesn’t stain, and can handle acidic foods like lemon juice.
This article—Remodeling 101: Soapstone Countertops—covers the pros and minor cons of installing soapstone countertops. After reading this, you’ll be ready to ditch the harsh chemicals and add the natural beauty of soapstone to your kitchen. And after you do, all you’ll need for cleaning your soapstone is water and, well, soap (and a mild one at that).