Recommended Finish for Wood Island with Cooktop
My wooden island hasn't been finished yet, and my contractor tells me it will be fine with my induction cooktop as long as I don't put a hot pan on the wood. It won't burn, but it will leave a white ring.
I wasn't in the habit of putting hot pans on my old counter top, either, but I wonder if any hot liquid - spills, spatters - will affect the wood finish, or if there is a special finish that is superior to others to protect the wood from cooking/heat contact.
Trailrunner - you cook a lot, with wood surrounding your cooktop - do you finish the wood with something special?
Would love to hear anyone's experiences, preferences, recommendations.