When we were in St Louis we visited "the Foundry Art Center" in St Charles, Mo. An artist there had reasonably priced decorative kitchen stuff. I bought a cool bottle decorated with glass and metal squiggles to be used for olive oil. We put it next to the range on the granite.

Last night I noticed that the darned oil had leaked and had made a greyish ring on the granite countertop. I've been using all kinds of granite cleaner and the spot wouldn't budge. Then I remembered Dawn, which supposedly is used for removing oil and grease from birds in an oil spill.

I've rubbed in the Dawn into the granite counter. It looks like it's slowly looking a bit better.

Does anyone else have some ideas of what else to do? We realize now that it needs to be resealed, but don't want any sealer until we remove that spot.