Under normal conditions, granite will actually absorb heat from hot trays without being harmed. Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure combined beneath the earth’s crust. It cannot be affected by heat from a cooktop or frying pan. A lit flame placed under the granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned or scarred marks.

Limestone, quartzite, slate, and Silestone are also heat resistant.

Excessive heat can cause damage to marble and quartz.

Travertine can also be damaged by heat.