A question we hear frequently in our showroom is…
“Can I Cut On My Granite Countertops?”
While this really isn’t that surprising, as many other countertop materials do not recommend it, it still takes me a little off guard because I cut my granite countertops almost every day. I know many suppliers and some fabricators will tell you not to cut on your granite, but it isn’t because it will harm the stone. Cutting on your granite countertops will dull your knives, but if you don’t have a problem with that, than I would go for it. Personally, I just find it easier, many times, to just cut on my granite countertops. Yes—my knives get dull from time to time, but they can be sharpened and using my countertops for cutting makes my working space for cooking bigger, which I like. While this may not be important to everyone, it is nice if you are doing multiple things at once, like chopping a variety of vegetables, cutting meat, and slicing bread. The way I look at it, why wash a cutting board multiple times between preparing several entrees, or dishes if you don’t have to. Again—it is up to you, just don’t get hung up on the idea that you could scratch your granite, as this really is not the case.
Thanks for reading!