Can You Give an Honest Opinion on Concrete Countertops?

Good Questions

Q: I'm trying to get an honest opinion on concrete countertops. Everything I'm finding on the web is written by the manufacturers — I need something a bit more honest.

My husband and I cook a lot so I need to know how concrete actually holds up in a well-used kitchen. I've also heard that it's terrible for rolling out dough; if anyone has any experience with that it would be incredibly helpful.

Sent by Amber

Editor: Amber, we are all ears on this topic, since we are very curious too about concrete countertops. We don't have any direct experience with them, though, so we'll open this up to the readers.

Also, check out these posts:

Our Visit to the Concrete Countertop Workshop at Apartment Therapy
Good Question: What Is the Best Material for a Kitchen Work Surface?

Readers, what's been your experience with installing, cooking with, and cleaning concrete countertops?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.