Are you an avid baker? Then choosing a countertop is about more than pure aesthetics. Baking requires a large work surface that can hold batches of cooling cookies while still leaving room to roll out some more. Countertops need to be easy to clean and hold up against scratches or scorches as you work. For years marble was the material of choice for bakers, but the durability of quartz is making them change their mind.
If you’re getting ready to whip up a few dozen of your famous baked goods, the last thing you want to worry about is staining your countertops in the process. Unlike marble, quartz countertops are non-porous. This makes them perfect for baking. They’re not susceptible to oil stains or acid etching. Flour residue will wipe right off! All you need is a soft cloth to wipe it clean between batches.
We all know baking can be tough work. Mixing, kneading, shaping.. it takes strength and you want a countertop that will hold up. Quartz has been proven to harder than marble or granite. So if you’re rolling pin slips out of your hand, no need to worry about it dinging or cracking your counters. Need to layout a few sheet pans of cookies to cool? Quartz is heat resistant so as long as you don’t go directly from the oven to the bare surface, you don’t need to worry about cracks or scratches.
Last but definitely not least is that quartz keeps its cool. It doesn’t conform to the temperature around it. So if your baking up a storm and the temperature in the kitchen is rising, you don’t have to worry about your dough melting and sticking to the surface.
If you love to bake then we can’t recommend quartz countertops enough. They come in so many beautiful patterns and colors that we can match any decor style. Give us a call to get started on your dream kitchen today!