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Re: Galley counter top material
I installed stainless panels next to my cooktop in my house 10 years ago. The are inlaid into the wood countertop, also 10 years old. The idea was to have a place to place pots without scratching or burning the wood top. Well, that worked, sort of. The stainless would heat up so much that it would expand and then "pop' itself out of the inlay it was glued into.
So if you do overlay your existing top with stainless, don't glue it and allow for expansion should you leave a hot pot on it.