Maximizing the Use From Your Granite Countertops

Granite Countertop

There’s a reason granite consistently remains at the top of the list of most popular countertop surfaces for homeowners. In Plainfield and around the country, homes featuring granite counters sell for more. Why? Because the natural stone is not only attractive, but it’s also one of the hardest and most resilient stones on Earth. Granite is incredibly durable allowing you to place hot pots and pans on the surface without warping or damaging your countertop space. 

While granite is both tough and ideal for kitchens, many new homeowners assume they can pack their kitchen cutting boards away and chop fruits, vegetables, and meat right on the counter. 

Granite is stronger than soapstone or marble. However, savvy homeowners in Plainfield should keep these tips in mind to get the most out of their granite countertops.

Stay Sharp

You can use your granite countertop just as you would a cutting board to chop and cut food. The surface can withstand a knife blade, however, your knives might not be able to hold up over time. Granite is such a hard rock that it can easily dull knife blades. If you have a nice expensive set of kitchen knives then it’s best to use a cutting board and only sparingly cut on the counter.

Use a wooden or plastic kitchen cutting board to extend your knives’ cutting edge.

Keep the Seal Intact

Granite might seem indestructible, but the seal on your countertop isn’t. To protect the seal and material, be cautious with acidic items such as vinegar, citrus fruit, soda, and nail polish. The acid contained in these things can break the countertop’s seal and possibly stain the granite. 

Keep these two tips in mind to extend the life of both your cutlery and countertop.

Contact Best Buy Interior Finishes & Granite today for help with any of your granite countertop questions!