The Experts in Greensboro, NC Kitchen Makeovers

May 5, 2021

 Can you put hot pans on granite countertops?

hot pan on granite counter

The kitchen is the heart of the home, plain and simple. It makes sense why there is such intention and thought involved when renovating and designing your kitchen. From ceiling to floor, every detail is important and requires attention to detail. At Kitchen Express, our desire is to help you refresh your kitchen and give you the kitchen design you have always dreamed of. One of our most frequently renovated items from our customers is kitchen countertops. Granite, marble, and quartz are all very popular countertop options, but they must be properly cared for to reap the benefits. So what does proper care even mean? We would love to show you!

Is it okay to put a hot pot or pan on a granite countertop?

A common question we often get asked is “Can you put hot pans on granite countertops?”. The simple and straightforward answer is no. Our professional team at Kitchen Express does not advise placing a hot pot or pan on a granite countertop for several reasons. While granite is a strong and durable material, it is not meant for such hot temperatures such as holding a pot that was previously on a stove or a pan that was cooking in the oven. Placing such high heat on your granite countertop for only a few seconds will not cause significant damage, but if it continues to be a habit or the item is left on the countertop for a longer period of time, the damage is likely to occur.

What happens if you put a hot pot or pan on a granite countertop?

If you put a hot pot or pan on a granite countertop there are a few things that could occur. The heat from the pan could cause a chemical reaction with the granite, thus causing discoloration of the countertop. High heat on granite also can cause the seal on the countertop to wear down and weaken, which makes the countertop more susceptible to absorbing spills and any residue left on the surface. If you need to place a hot pot or pan on your counter, we strongly advise you to use a hot pad or trivet instead of directly on the countertop. 

Contact kitchen express for new granite countertop installation

If you are in the market for a kitchen refresh, contact the professionals at Kitchen Express. This family-owned and operated company stands for integrity and care, both with our products and customer service. Give us a call at 336-281-3476 to learn more about our services and what we could offer you! Whether it’s an entirely new kitchen or replacing your laminate countertops with granite, our team at Kitchen Express has you covered. Call us today!

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