Queen of Clean: Stainless steel and granite in the kitchen

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PHOENIX -- If you have granite counters or stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, you know they can require a little extra TLC to keep them clean.

Queen of Clean Linda Cobb showed Scott Pasmore what you need to get the job done right.

Cobb used to hate her stainless steel appliances, but that's changed now that she's discovered a new product called CLR Stainless Steel Cleaner.

"I just bought all new stainless steel because of this," she said.

According to Cobb, the CLR does a beautiful job and doesn't leave behind any marks or streaks.

"I even works outside on your stainless-steel barbecues. It is that good," she said. "This is the best I've ever found."

CLR also has cleaners for granite and stone. Cobb says they're just as good as the product for stainless steel.

"It is the best thing you can use on your granite," she said.

All of these products are easy to use. Just spray on and wipe with a paper towel or microfiber cloth.

Not only do the product clean extremely well, they protect surfaces and have a light scent as opposed to a heavy chemical odor.

CLR products are available at stores like Lowe's and The Home Depot.

If you have Corian®, you can use either CLR Stone Cleaner or a mixture of half warm water and half white vinegar.

While you can use vinegar on Corian®, you should never use it on granite because it will etch the surface.

To clean stains on any hard kitchen surface except granite, use lemon juice and some cream of tartar. Make it into a paste, apply it to the stain and let it sit. The mixture will bleach out the stain, even dark coffee rings.