How to Protect Your New Kitchen Countertops

Once you’ve installed your countertops, you’re going to want to take proper care of them to ensure that they will last you through years of enjoyment. In a busy kitchen, it’s important to do everything that you can to protect your countertops from things that can cause permanent damage like sharp knives, hot pots, and everyday messes. 

To help you get started, here are some things that you can incorporate in your kitchen: 

Cutting Boards

Whenever you’re preparing food while using a knife, make sure that a cutting board is placed underneath the item you are cutting. We know that it can be tempting to quickly cut something without using a cutting board, but don’t take that risk. Certain countertops are likely to scratch and nick when it’s exposed to a sharp knife. 

Use a Coaster

Whether you’re sipping a hot or cold drink, make sure your cup is resting on a coaster. Certain liquids can leave a permanent ring on your countertops and kitchen tables when they are left sitting for too long.

Using a coaster is an easy habit to start! Plus, coasters are inexpensive, decorative, and easy to store in your kitchen.

Keep a Spoon Rest on Your Stove

Another great, inexpensive tool to have in your kitchen is a spoon rest! Keep your spoon rest by your stove when you’re cooking to prevent resting dirty kitchen utensils on your countertop. Sauces, broths, and other cooking liquids can stain your countertops when they’re left for too long. If you happen to spill anything on your countertop, make sure that you clean it up immediately. 

Lay Out Pot Holders

When you rest hot pots and pans on your countertop it can weaken the seal of your granite countertop. Overtime, it will make your countertop more susceptible to stains and other damage. Protect your countertops by placing a potholder or oven hit underneath your pots and pans before setting them onto your countertop. 

To learn more about how you can protect your granite countertop or learn which countertop material would work best in your busy kitchen, contact the professionals at MC Granite Countertops!