Have you binge-watched Bake-Off and decided that you need to convert your kitchen into something worthy of Mary Berry and the famous tent? Well, Beech worktops in the UK are perfect for baking and setting up your kitchen to be reminiscent of the Great British Bake-off look. Thanks to its delicate colour pallet and its light golden hues customers can now create their very own kitchen island to compete with the bakers they see on telly.
The durability of a hardwood surface like Beech is unmatched, except for maybe Oak, but as a price contender, customers need look no further. Durability is important in a kitchen for keen bakers as it will be used often and mercilessly by those serious about creating the perfect bread dough or genoise sponge. The longevity of a wooden kitchen surface is guaranteed and while there is a certain amount of maintenance that goes into having a wooden countertop, oiling it a few times a year is an acceptable bit of maintenance for the avid baker.
Talking about Britain’s favourite baking show, the inside of the tent is where the magic (and the mistakes) all happen, with the pastel colour cabinets and white tent walls matching beautifully with the pale wood countertops that each contestant uses to make their confectionary creations. When customers bring this element into their home the feeling of being a baker really begins to resonate. While surfaces are treated to protect the wood, one needs to be careful with things like red wine stains on a pale wood, but then again, the beauty of wood means that over the years it develops a certain character and a ring of red wine simply becomes a fond memory.
Any baker understands the importance of maintaining good hygiene while they work so they understand that the choice of a wooden surface for baking is not just for its good looks. Wood is a naturally antibacterial surface which, when combined with the treatment process it goes through before being fitted into a kitchen, is ideal for bakers and anyone else who needs to put food directly onto the work surface. From dough to the chopping of pie fillings, the wooden work surface is an ideal addition to any bakers kitchen.
Wooden countertops are a favourite of bakers as they are perfect for dusting with flour and kneading dough all day long, they offer a highly hygienic and heat resistant surface so bakers never need to worry about cracking a glass dish on a cold marble surface when it comes out the oven.
Customers looking to create a baking space that they love with a wooden worktop can rest assured that the environmental responsibility taken on by the company in the UK is of utmost importance to the supplier who is in charge of each countertop from start to finish; from planting and maintaining the trees to harvesting the wood and creating the custom surface, there is no element that is overlooked when it comes to waste or sustainability.