Will an air fryer damage a granite countertop?

It’s an obvious fact that kitchen devices, for example, air fryers, Instant Pots and moderate cookers radiate warmth to prepare our food. What is concerning is the manner by which that warmth may be harming the ledge surfaces the machines sit on. Air fryers and other kitchen devices frequently emanate a limited quantity of warmth under when turned on and preparing your food. This isn't normally enough to make harm your rock ledge or stone work surface, in any case, ought to be an interesting point. Particularly in case you're utilizing the machine on a high warmth and throughout expanded timeframes. Beside this the fundamental factor with respect to whether harm happens because of your air fryer, moment pot or moderate cooker will be founded on the material that your kitchen work surfaces are produced using.  Some work surfaces lead heat in a way that is better than others, and some can undoubtedly respond and turn out to be forever harmed. Be that as it may, with the correct instruments, you can undoubtedly still utilize an air fryer or moment pot on your work surface without causing harm. I've shared a portion of my top picks underneath.

What Are Heat Resistant Counter Top Surfaces?

There are 30+ alternatives with regards to materials for ledges. Be that as it may, not every one of them are heat safe. Air fryers are just appropriate for heat safe ledges, in the event that you utilize the machine on a non-heat safe ledge you may fundamentally harm it.

Warmth safe ledge materials incorporate;


Stone is perhaps the most tough and warmth safe ledge materials. It's been found to withstand up to 1,200 degrees. Setting pots and dish directly from the oven onto the counter isn't an issue, nor is the warmth made by your kitchen devices, for example, air fryer, microwave, moment pot and moderate cooker.  Such strength and sturdiness include some significant pitfalls. Stone comes in two structures either tiles or pieces. Tiles are the least expensive and cost somewhere in the range of $5 and $15 per square foot. Then, pieces can cost anything from $45 to $200 square foot.

The two costs fluctuate essentially relying upon the thickness of the rock, the shading, the size, the nature of the stone and whether you complete the establishment cycle yourself or get an expert in to help you.


Marble is another warmth safe material which is normally utilized on kitchen surface tops. Simply be mindful so as to limit the capability of warm stun to the stone which might actually make it break.

Nonetheless, not at all like marble is likewise more permeable when contrasted with any semblance of rock which implies it very well may be damaged and stained because of blades or flavors.

Marble is frequently less expensive than stone and runs from around $40 to $100 per square foot when bought in a piece structure.


Soapstone is frequently utilized on chimneys yet has as of late been found in the plan of kitchen ledges because of its strong properties. In particular, (for us) is the materials capacity to withstand a lot of warmth.

Sorting a hot work out off the oven or from inside the stove isn't an issue for soapstone ledges. The material is, notwithstanding, somewhat costlier than marble with a normal of $70 to $120 per square foot when bought in a piece structure.

Nonetheless, this implies that Corian ledges aren't reasonable for hot dish that have come directly from the broiler or the oven. For this situation, you should utilize a warmth trivet or warmth cushion to securely ensure your surface.

Tempered Steel

Tempered steel ledges are regularly found in café kitchens and thus, can frequently appear to be cold or mechanical. Nonetheless, in the right home climate, they can make a phenomenal point of convergence in the kitchen. Fortunately, ledges produced using hardened steel won't be harmed by heat. This incorporates hot skillet from the broiler or oven just as kitchen contraptions, for example, Instant Pots and moderate cookers.


The kitchen I had always wanted is open arrangement and contains an immense solid island work surface (I have a whole Pinterest board committed to this fixation). While solid work surfaces are moderately heat safe and reasonable for kitchen contraptions, for example, microwaves, air fryers, Instant Pots and moderate cookers you ought to try not to put hot skillet straightforwardly on a superficial level as this could harm the seal which is utilized to secure the material set up and give it that flawless smooth completion. Different materials which are here and there heat safe incorporate overlay, quartz and butcher's square. In spite of the fact that these will in general shift fundamentally relying upon the producer. I for one have overlay ledges at home (since they are excessively modest) and I've discovered that I'm ready to utilize the air fryer, slow cooker and moment pot on the ledge without security. Be that as it may, yours might be totally extraordinary, kindly don't believe me and discover by harming your work surfaces. It's not justified, despite any potential benefits and a little interest in assurance (more on this underneath) can save you from supplanting the whole ledge unit.

How Do You Know If Your Counter Top Is Heat Resistant?

In the event that you've as of late moved into another house, at that point you might be unconscious of the material that your ledges are produced using. For this situation, you can do a few things to discover. This video is extraordinary for disclosing how to differentiate between various stones which are utilized for ledges. This way you'll know whether you have rock, marble, soapstone or other. You'll have the option to tell in the event that you have a cover work surface or a work surface made of stone dependent on the emptiness of the material. Overlay work surfaces are produced using different layers of plastic which are fortified together onto particleboard (this sort of looks like MDF).