The Best Kitchen Counters For Cooking
If you love cooking at home, you’re most likely going to be looking for a good kitchen that focuses more on function rather than style. Your countertops should be able to withstand foods, liquids, stains, scratches and heavy use of different kitchen utensils. Here are our recommendations for the best kitchen counters based on cleaning efficiency, style, and durability.
Quartz counters are hardy, so they don easily scratch, chip or break, even without any sealing. They can come in solid white to give some brightness to your kitchen, so if you’re comfortable with white counters and cooking, this is a viable option for you. A big negative of quartz counters is that though they are largely heat-resistant, they can be easily damaged under very high temperatures that can come with cooking, which makes repairing them more difficult than most other materials.
Soapstone is a century-old traditional kitchen counter used by most households. It is not porous like most other natural stones, making it resistant to spills, stains, and most importantly bacteria. This makes it a great sanitary choice for kitchen counters. It is also a heat conductor, making it more heat-resistant than other stones.
A disadvantage of soapstone is that it isn’t as durable as quartz or granite, which means it gets scratches and cracks more easily with greater use. But unlike most other stones, it is still easily repairable. Small impressions can be wiped clean with a wet cloth while deeper scratches can be cleared with some steel wool. You can soak the cleaning material in mineral oil in both cases.
Granite is the by far the most popular choice for any cook. It is scratch-resistant making it perfect for everyday kitchen use, especially if you use heavy pots or pans. It is also heat-resistant, so you can place hot items on your counters without worry.
Granite is commonly sealed after installation, so foods and liquids tend to stay on the counters until you clean them. Sealing helps prevent stains, water rings and grease spots, and also makes your counters easier to clean and self-polish, especially with granite cleaner sprays available here at Granite Brothers. You can even use razor blades to remove any old, sticky or dry foodstuffs on your counters with considerable ease. The natural sheen of granite doesn’t wear off for many years even after continuous use, so investing in quality granite will help you keep your kitchen looking new and spotless every day.
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