Marron Cohiba Granite easily etched
I thought I'd share my very poor experience with Marron Cohiba granite -- also called Antique Brown. The main issue we've had is that it is easily damaged by wine or oil. If any wine is splashed on the granite it results in an immediate etching of the surface. I do mean immediate. As a test I dripped some wine on the surface and immediately wiped it up. Maybe 2 seconds. Too late. A permanent etching is left on the surface. I tried buffing it out to no avail. We complained to the supplier and he said that granite should not be used as a cooking preparation surface unless it is completely covered. If I had known that, I would not have spent $10k on granite. What is odd is that the remnant I got from the same supplier before ordering this granite (slightly different color) is impermeable. Nothing can etch it. Any ideas as to what can be done? The supplier swears that they treated it beforehand. I really can't get out the sander every time we cook. What if I just treated the entire kitchen with a mild acid to etch all of it? Is that an acceptable treatment? Has anybody successfully buffed out etching?