If you are in the process of installing a new kitchen in your home, and you happen to love to cook, you should look closely at granite as your counter top material of choice.
While there are a variety of stone counters that could work for your needs, granite is a popular choice among serious cooks for a variety of reasons. Whether you are a chef by profession or just a passionate home cook, granite is likely to take your kitchen experience to a new level.
The four primary reasons for considering granite countertops in your new kitchen remodel are…
- Can Stand the Heat
- Usually a Big Surface
- Sturdy and Stable
- Resists Bacteria
Can Stand the Heat
Most granite counters can tolerate having hot items placed directly on their surface without any damage taking place. This is a great advantage for cooks who might not always have a hot holder or trivet available when something needs to come out of the oven. Of course, you want to make sure that your specific piece of granite can put up with the heat, which will depend on the kind of sealer that has been used. The ability to deal with heat is a great edge over laminate counters, which need to be insulated from heat at all times.
Usually a Big Surface
In addition to having a quality stove and a great set of knives, one of the things that serious cooks appreciate in a kitchen is having ample counter space. Usually, when you opt for granite, you are going to carve out a significant portion of the kitchen to dedicate to the surface so you can show off the beauty of the stone. By having plenty of counter real estate to work with as a cook, you will be able to spread out and really get the job done the right way. Whether you like to make your own pizza dough, your own pasta, or anything else that comes together from scratch, having a big piece of granite will improve your cooking experience.
Sturdy and Stable
When you are hard at work preparing a delicious meal, you will want to have a stable work surface to use – and that is exactly what is provided by granite. Of course, you aren’t going to be doing things like chopping and slicing directly on the counter, your cutting board will have a stable platform on which to rest. There is no room for slippage when you are going to work with a large chef’s knife, so provide yourself with a work surface that can be counted on for stability.
You always want to serve safe food to your family, and that task will get a bit easier when you use granite counter tops. Since granite is sealed, there are no microscopic pores for bacteria to use as a ‘hiding place’. You still need to follow the basic rules of safe food handling in the kitchen, but it is nice to know that your counter will not be serving as a safe haven for harmful bacteria.
You don’t even have to be a serious cook in order to appreciate the many benefits of a granite counter top, but those who do love to cook are likely to fall even farther in love with a granite surface. To find out more about how you can have granite installed in your own kitchen, please contact Stone World today!