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Old 12-30-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Granite Blocks

I am having granite countertops installed and the fabricator said he'd make me a block about 12x16. For those of you who are familiar with granite, what can I use this for? I know it would dull my knives, so chopping is out. I am really in need of suggestions.

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Old 12-30-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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Pastry and dough work maybe?
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:48 AM   #3
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Maybe it could be used for making fudge. It's been a while since I've visited Mackinaw Island, but I think I remember a giant stone (marble, I believe) table in the shops.

I don't know if it would work as a pizza stone, but it might be worth a shot.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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I don't know if it would work as a pizza stone, but it might be worth a shot.
That would not work. You want a porous stone for that purpose.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:58 AM   #5
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Your not going to have fun moving that around your kitchen.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:15 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if I'll be able to even lift it. We'll see!!!!
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:29 AM   #7
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Maybe you use it as a kind of countertop protector in the area where you do the most work.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:31 AM   #8
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ya, use it for rolling pastry doughs or cooling candies
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:10 PM   #9
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Definitely use for pastry and making candy. A real plus for both since the granite presents a cool surface.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:51 PM   #10
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As others have said, pastries/cookies.

One thing nobody mentioned, however, is for cutting cheese. Personally I prefer marble for this, but granite works just fine, as well.
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