To avoid scratching your counter, always chop on a cutting board. Molded Stone Studio can incorporate cutting boards into the design as a removable or permanent feature. Although it’s safe to place hot pots and pans on your counter, you can avoid the risk of damage by working stainless steel trivets into the concrete surface. Stay away from scotch-brite scrub pads. Instead, reach for neutral, non-abrasive cleansers and a soft cloth. It’s recommended against placing terracotta directly on your counters as this may leave marks. You’ll be provided with care instructions and can arrange annual or semi-annual maintenance if desired.