Are Quartz Countertops Suitable For Baking?
As the holiday season approaches there is nothing more festive than baking your favorite holiday treats! Whether you’re baking a pie or decorating cookies for Santa, you need your kitchen countertops to be pastry-friendly. Learn why our Nashville quartz countertops are the perfect surface for any professional or self taught baker and how to protect your countertops during their busy season.
Cool Countertop Surfaces
As the oven fires up and the kitchen gets hot, you can still trust quartz countertops. Similar to natural stone countertops, quartz surfaces keep their cool. This is beneficial in baking because it means butter won’t melt when you don’t want it to! It also saves you time and cools your cookie dough faster so you don’t have to wait long to cut them into the shapes you’d like!
Acid Resistant Countertops
Do you prefer lemon bars over traditional holiday desserts? With quartz countertops you can bake any lemon dessert you’d like! Quartz is impervious to spills from foods and liquids that contain acid, such as lemon and red wine.
A Durable Countertop Surface
We tend to mention this a lot but we love to emphasize how durable quartz countertops are! Quartz remains one of the hardest minerals on the planet. It’s strong enough to resist scratches from knives, cookie cutters, and other baking utensils.
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When your timer is up and it’s time to take your desserts out of the oven, be sure to place a trivet down on your quartz countertops before setting hot baking trays on top of them! Regardless if you have quartz, granite or marble countertops, a trivet should always be used to further protect your kitchen surfaces. Although quartz is a heat resistant stone, it can only withstand so much heat before posing a threat to its surface.
Quartz Countertops Are Far From Porous
Cleaning: It’s the worst part of baking, but someone’s got to do it. With a porous surface where it is susceptible to oil stains and residues of flour this can become even more of a hassle. Now with quartz countertops, cleaning is made easy. Unlike other stone surfaces like granite countertops and marble, quartz is not porous. That means flour and other ingredients won’t seep into crevices and pores, making cleanup a snap.
Ready to Start Your Nashville Countertops Project?
Quartz countertops are the perfect choice for your Tennessee home! Whether you’re in Franklin, TN, like our countertop showroom, or located in Nashville, TN, our countertop experts are ready to help. We carry a large selection of quartz from top brands like Silestone, Cambria, Caesarstone, Viatera and more. Visit our kitchen visualizer or bathroom visualizer to pair your favorite countertop designs with cabinets, appliances, and flooring.