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Quartz Countertops: The Perfect Countertop for You and Your Little Chefs

Do you have little chefs in the kitchen helping you make family meals? If so, you will need durable kitchen countertops that will hold up against spills, stains and other potential kitchen mess. Quartz kitchen countertops are economical, durable and beautiful additions to any kitchen.

Quartz countertops are virtually maintenance free. They are easy to maintain because the countertops are resistant to spills and stains, while being incredibly durable. The hardness of Quartz is rated as a seven, meaning that it is not hard enough to break dishes on, but hard enough to withstand anything being thrown at it without it being damaged. With quartz countertops, you will not have to worry about scratches or dings since it is nearly impossible to do being such a tough surface.

Quartz countertops are durable because of their composition of 93% quartz mixed with resin and pigment. All of these elements combined make for an elegant finished product that anyone would die to have in their home. The beautiful array of colors and hues used in the process ensure for a stylish overall appearance.

Pick from our wide selection of brands, which includes: Silestone, Zodiac, Cambria, Caesarstone and Hanstone. With so many options in brands and colors to choose from, you will have no problems finding the right color to compliment your home. Your finished top will be the rave of your neighborhood, and the favorite room to hangout and have meetings in. The kitchen is the most important selling point of your home, but also the most socially used room of any other. Invest in quartz countertops to bring up the value of your home, to bring life to your social gatherings, and to give the neighbors something to talk about!

The following Apple Crisp a La Mode is a great recipe to cook with the kids once your maintenance free countertops are installed:

-6 apples
-1 ½ cups rolled oats
-¾ brown sugar
-¼ cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-¼ teaspoon nutmeg
-¼ teaspoon salt
-½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
-Whipped cream or ice cream


  1. Peel the apples with a vegetable peeler.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and lightly butter an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan. Arrange the apples evenly in the pan.
  3. Place oats, brown sugar, flour spices and salt in a plastic bag. Shake ingredients until blended. Cut the butter into 1 inch pieces and add it to the oat mixture. Squeeze the bag until the entire mixture holds together.
  4. Open the bag and let the children crumble the topping evenly over the apples. Bake the apple crisp for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  5. Serve the dessert with whipped cream or ice cream. Recipe is made to serve six.

For more little chefs’ fun in the kitchen tips, read Top Chef: Cooking with Kids in The Kitchen.

Come to Columbia Kitchen’s showroom today to explore all of your options, and make your dream kitchen a reality.

Here are our Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Services:

At Columbia Kitchens we offer stock builder grade cabinets for immediate purchase or you can choose from our semi-custom and custom lines which are all displayed in our beautiful showroom. When you arrive, we will also show you our vast array of custom countertop options which include: Laminate, Corian, granite, marble, Vetrazzo (recycled glass), Silestone, Cambria, Zodiaq, Caesarstone, Eco, Hanstone, Swanstone, and cultured marble.

Columbia Kitchens offers all this plus FREE estimates, FREE design services, and FREE in-home measuring all done by our friendly, creative staff of professionals.

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Source: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/cooking-with-kids/apple-crisp-a-la-mode-683206/

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