Don't let any of your brand new, beautiful granite go to waste. When installing new granite countertops, be sure to request from your fabricator to keep any sink or stovetop cutouts. These granite slabs can be turned into fantastic cooking stones! Whether you are an aspiring culinary professional, an at-home chef or simply a foodie looking for new and easy ways to cook up deliciousness, you'll love grilling and baking with a cooking stone (that matches your countertops, no less). If you have enough leftover granite for two cooking stones, use the other as a great gift for another food-lover.
Heating foods with granite slabs was actually one of the first cooking technologies to ever be discovered; this prehistoric cooking tool has certainly stood the test of time. Similar to a cast iron cooking slab, a granite slab evenly distributes the heat from ovens and grills over food to achieve perfectly cooked meats, breads, pizzas and more. But unlike cast iron, granite does not rust.
To prepare a granite cooking slab
, all that is required is coating the surface with oil and preheating the stone. Granite slabs are even great for cooking steaks. The stone will allow you to achieve the perfect temperature while holding in the flavors. Find step-by-step instructions on how to grill steaks on granite slabs in this fantastic article on LiveStrong.com
. When you finish cooking your masterpiece, all you need to clean your granite cooking stone is water and a soft cloth.
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Homeowners and chefs alike looking to achieve their dream kitchen with high style and efficiency can find an extensive selection of top quality granite slabs at Marble and Granite. Visit one of our showrooms in Westwood, Massachusetts and Milford, Connecticut, or shop our selection from our online product catalog where materials can be purchased directly and shipped anywhere in the world.