By now you have probably heard about the latest kitchen trend: heated countertops. My husband and I hopped on the heated countertop train a few years ago and I am here to tell you about why we are so happy that we did.
Here are the top reasons why I recommend heating your granite countertop.
My bare arms aren’t freezing anymore.
We leave our heated countertop on even in the summer because no matter the temperature outside, granite still feels cold inside. Taking away that coldness, especially when I’m not wearing long sleeves, has significantly helped me in the morning.
My kitchen feels homier.
Similar to how our fireplace feels in our living room, the little bit of warmth on our island makes me feel cozy and comfortable in the kitchen.
I don’t have to turn it on and off.
The heating pad uses very little wattage so it has been convenient to leave it running 24/7. The cost to run our heated countertops is comparable to leaving a laptop plugged in.
It’s a great talking piece.
My husband and I love to host year-round and we’ve enjoyed seeing people’s reactions when they feel our warm granite. Most of the time they never even realized that you can heat your overhang. It definitely has been fun to show off.
It was easy to install.
We didn’t decide to get heated countertops until after our granite was installed. Luckily, it was very easy to order a heating pad that fit under our overhang and then we were able to stick it on ourselves.
The other side of my island is still cold.
It has been nice, especially when cooking, to have just the overhang warm and have the rest of my countertop cold. The only area I really care about being warm is where I sit and rest my arms every day.
My food stays warm.
A unique benefit that never even occurred to me is how much longer my plates and dishes stay warm. I drink my coffee slowly, so having a warm countertop has helped me avoid trips to the microwave to reheat my mug.
I enjoy my kitchen island so much more.
I used to naturally choose my wooden kitchen table over my bar, especially in the cold months. Now it is so much more enjoyable to sit at my warm countertop when I’m working on my laptop or having my breakfast.
If you are someone who is always cold or hates sitting at a cold table, I highly suggest heating your countertop. It’s something I appreciate every day!
-Submitted by FeelsWarm Customer, 2021