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 Why granite worktops are the best for cooking

Did you know that 42.6% of people in the UK cook for their family every day? 

The kitchen is, without a doubt, the heart of any home and with such a large number of households utilising this space daily, ensuring it is built to meet your needs has never been more important.

If you don’t already have granite countertops as part of your kitchen design, you’re missing out. With a whole host of incredible qualities, granite work surfaces are the ideal choice for families and kitchen connoisseurs alike.

So, if you’re interested in upgrading your kitchen this year, keep reading, as here we’ll be exploring the benefits of this coveted material and why granite is seen as one of the best surfaces for cooking.

Temperature control 

The kitchen can heat up pretty quickly, and sometimes you’ll find that for some dishes, you need a cold surface to work on. One of the biggest benefits of granite is its naturally cool surface that helps to dissipate heat and makes it perfect for preparing pastries, chocolate and other desserts. 

The temperature-controlled properties of granite also mean that hot pots and pans of up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit can be placed directly onto the surface without cracking or blistering. For those who are used to having a busy kitchen with many dishes cooking at once, this is the biggest selling point. 

High Durability 

Unlike other countertop materials such as laminate, granite work surfaces are incredibly hard-wearing. The high durability of this material means you won’t ever have to worry about your kitchen countertops being scratched, cracked or chipped when cooking. 

You can even cut and chop directly on the surface as granite is harder than the knife’s edge, although it will mean you’ll have to sharpen your knives more often! Granite is a great investment in any kitchen as it will last a lifetime without ever showing signs of wear. 

Low Maintenance

If you’re using your kitchen daily, you’ll know how quickly it can get dirty from spills, splatters and food debris, which is why having a suitable countertop is so important. One of the reasons granite countertops are so popular is due to their low maintenance and how easy it is to clean.  Some surfaces require specialist cleaners and can require you to clean up spills immediately to avoid stains. Granite, on the other hand, is not only stain resistant but can be easily cleaned with mild everyday cleaner and water. It is an obvious choice for those who like to keep cleaning to a minimum and want a countertop that is built to last. 

Interested in learning more?

At Eurostone, we are proud to offer a stunning selection of granite countertops custom-made for your kitchen. Our team is dedicated to helping you create the perfect kitchen with a work surface that is functional, practical and, most importantly, incredible to look at. 

If you are interested in discovering more about any of our products, feel free to browse our website, or you can give us a call today on 0151 356 4500 or email us at

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