Is soapstone difficult to clean?

Friday September, 2021

Because of its honed finish, soapstone is simple to clean. Any mild dish detergent is recommended. Harsh cleaners will not harm the stone, however, may take off the oil (re-oiling may be needed).

How often do I have to oil the counters?

Friday September, 2021

It will vary. However, generally once a month for the first 6 months. Soapstone will stay darkened (patina), unless a harsh cleaning chemical is applied. If this occurs, reapply your soapstone oil and the soapstone will return to it’s darkened apperance.

Can I put hot pots and pans directly onto the countertop?

Friday September, 2021

Yes, because of its non-porous, heat resistant properties, hot pans can be placed directly on the counter without harm. Soapstone’s thermal properties prevent degradation from high heat.