We spent a lot of family time in the kitchen. The kids help me prep food throughout the day and that means that, often, our counter gets used as a cutting board and - I admit- even as a plate sometimes by the kids. Other times, while I cook, they do their homework and artwork on our counter . Basically, our kitchen countertops get used so much that I end up wiping them clean various times throughout the day.
How important is it to find a product that will clean your countertop and not add any harmful chemicals to it? For our family, because we spend so much time in the kitchen breathing in the air, and place food and little hands all over the countertops, I think it is really important. Most store bought kitchen counter cleaners are filled with potentially harmful chemicals which will linger well after you are done cleaning ( to see how the product you use compares click over to the Environmental Working Groups Cleaners Database where 97% of the countertop cleaners analyzed scored a C, D or F in terms of harmful chemicals.)