#11  
Old 04-08-2010, 10:32 PM
Mitchamus's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sydney & Snowy Mountains
Posts: 382
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

If you don't want a full granite or marble top, how about incorporating just a small section of stone set into the top just for making pizza's on?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-09-2010, 04:02 AM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,436
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

Hey all,,
I was gonna make a concrete countertop till I found a place that had soapstone remnants.. Here's the link to that thread if your interested..
Cheers
Mark
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f30/...html#post86681 (***Thanks For Noticing***)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-09-2010, 07:02 AM
scottz's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 161
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

I saw a photo somewhere (not sure if it was on here) of a workbench done in small polished river bed stones. I thought it looked really good and looks like a hard wearing surface...but that idea has been Vetoed by The Minster for Finance and Household Relations (The Mrs!!). So, I guess we will still be doing the bench in tiles. We both would love to do it in granet or Marble, but it really does cost alot of money. Does anyone have an idea of what type of tiles to use??? We were looking a a glossy 200 x 200 tile. Or would a rough finsh tile be the way to go??

Cheers
Scott
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-16-2010, 12:45 PM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: So. Orange County, CA. USA
Posts: 1,165
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

Scott,
I recently put a soapstone entry in my oven and couldn't help but notice your entry. Is that Granite? is it holding up, no cracking or spalling? The reason I ask is the SStone I put into the entry was quick and easy, but the rest of my area is Granite. It looks very similar to what you have in the entry.

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-16-2010, 03:45 PM
scottz's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 161
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

Hi Chris,
Yes mate, the entrance is granite. It just slides in on top of some insulation board and I think it looks good. No cracks in it, and it does hold a fair bit of heat...also acts as a food warmer when waiting for people to get themselves ready. Just enough heat from the oven and in the granite to keep the food nice and hot. A granite bench would be wicked, but can only guess how much it would cost.

Scott

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: So. Orange County, CA. USA
Posts: 1,165
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

I'm hoping that you've been running all out fires for a while now. About how many big burns have you done? How hot does it get up fron and in back, if you know.


Thanks Again!!

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-17-2010, 04:31 AM
scottz's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 161
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

Have been running fires for awhile now....I finshed the oven in Oct last year and have had many cooking sessions since. As in temps....around the granite area, I would say it would be around the 100 C, but hard to tell but you can keep your hand there for a while without it getting too hot. The heat in the granite and the heat coming from the oven and heading up the flue keeps what ever pots or cast iron cooking items I use warm without any really further cooking of the food, kind of like putting food under a heat lamp like they do at resturants. Have put a pic on here to show you what I mean.

Cheers
Scott
Attached Thumbnails
What to use for my worktop bench??-snaggers.jpg  

Last edited by scottz; 04-17-2010 at 04:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-17-2010, 06:51 AM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: So. Orange County, CA. USA
Posts: 1,165
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

Scott,
Thanks for the additional info and photo, it helps a great deal.. I may cut a remnant of the counter top granite and see what happens.. Right now I have Soapstone layed in the entry and I like the clean and easy to clean surface. The one thing I'm not so sure about with the SStone is the color.. It doesn't seem to have much in common in color pallet with the counter top granite..

Chris
Attached Thumbnails
What to use for my worktop bench??-sstone5.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-19-2010, 12:05 AM
scottz's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 161
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

Hi Chris,
I think you should go for the Granite...I dont think you will have any problems. And it will match in well with the bench top. The only thing I would suggest is cut the granite insert maybe 1 inch or so in before the edge of your oven wall on the outside. You then cut another piece that can go on the outside of the insert and onto the benchtop. Or cut it flush and run a small bit up from the bench and have it inline with the top of the insert. It looks good when you have the polished granite flowing up from the bench into your oven.

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-20-2010, 11:37 AM
asimenia's Avatar
Laborer
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Greece
Posts: 62
Default Re: What to use for my worktop bench??

what about using granite tiles? would they be too thin to withstand heat. All my inside kitchen work tops are granite (pieces - thick) - the hottest they get is when I leave a hot pan from the oven on. Personally I think granite is ugly but I can appreciate it's durability - it's quite normal in Greece to have granite!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bench next to Oven?? rob_jenny Newbie Forum 7 10-17-2009 11:58 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC