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Can you place a hot pot on a wrapped worktop?

When it comes to kitchen worktops, many homeowners opt for wrapping them in order to protect the surface and give it a fresh new look. However, one question that often arises is whether or not it is safe to place hot pots or pans on wrapped worktops. The short answer is that it is not recommended, as the heat from these items can potentially damage the wrap and harm the surface underneath.

To get a better understanding of how wrapped worktops hold up to heat, we conducted two tests. In the first test, we used a hot pot of boiling water and placed it directly on the wrap. To our surprise, the heat did not affect the wrap at all. However, in the second test, we used a hot pan that had been used to cook breakfast for a longer period of time. In this case, the wrap did melt and was damaged.



It is important to note that the wrap we used in these tests was a premium architectural wrap material, so the results may not be the same for cheaper alternatives. Additionally, it’s important to mention that placing hot pots or pans on worktops (wrapped or not) is not recommended, as it can cause damage to the surface.

To protect your wrapped worktops and ensure they last as long as possible, it is best to use heat-proof mats or chopping boards when using hot cookware. This will provide an extra layer of protection and help prevent any damage to the wrap or the surface underneath.

In conclusion, while the results of our tests were mixed, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid placing hot pots or pans directly on wrapped worktops. By using heat-proof mats or chopping boards, you can protect your wrapped worktops and ensure they last for many years to come.