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Granite Product Care

Protecting Your Surfaces

Use cleaning products designed for stone. Cleaners and disinfectants, as well as dish soap and water, will not harm your granite surfaces.

Although knives won’t scratch granite, cutting on your countertop surface is inadvisable because your knives will dull quickly. Because diamond is harder than quartz, removing diamond rings before cooking is a good idea.

Some stoneware dishes contain rough silica sand and can scratch your countertop, as can some pizza-stones if they are spun around while cutting the pizza.

Chipping is uncommon, but it can happen if you bang heavy pots and pans, or the bottoms of large bottles into the side of the counter. If a chip occurs, the chipped-out piece can often be epoxied back into place.

You may place hot pans on your granite countertop, but be careful of seams because the epoxy in a seam can melt if exposed to heat for an extended period of time.