Hot Pans on Carrara Marble

QUESTION:

I am wondering if I can place HOT pans on the marble? A pot of boiling water, or a glass pan right out of the oven? Can the marble stand the heat?


Also, what is your favorite marble product for a kitchen counter... we have it on our center island and surrounding countertops.... Thanks so much!

ANSWER:

Yes, marble can take hot pans on the surface, but it is not recommended because marble is much softer than granite and could scratch if something gets caught under the pan.

Also, suddenly placing a hot pan on marble, granite, concrete, Silestone quartz or non-steal surface can produce thermal shock causing a crack.

Again, this is true for stone, man-made and aggregate surfaces. It is fairly rare... rare enough that it's not much of a concern like staining or etching, but what a bummer if it happens to you especially when simply using a trivet prevents thermal shock and scratching.

Regarding my favorite product for a marble kitchen counter...

It's ETCH REMOVER / Marble Polishing product. This paste is excellent for removing the etch marks that inevitably occur with polished marble kitchen countertops.

Marble in the kitchen is not recommended because of the etching issue, but if you do have marble in the kitchen then this product is a must have.

For general cleaning I recommend Granite Countertop & Marble Cleaning spray.

Granite Countertop & Marble Cleaning spray is formulated specifically for stone and is safe for marble maintenance and all stone surfaces. It cleans very effectively with a streak-free shine. Also, it can be used on stainless steel, mirrors and many other surfaces.

Hope that helps!

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Thank you so very much
by: Anonymous

I appreciate the immediate response to my question!

I am going to make sure that myself and my family protects the beautiful 2" marble that is all over our kitchen... using trivets will make a difference and now I feel great knowing the best materials out there to keep everything clean...

Thanks again,

Carla Ondrasik

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