It's not the countertops, but the poor stove that I always ruined in my old apartments!
I hear you, my raised coils are warped pretty bad. Aside from heavy scrubbing even after lining with aluminum foil, I often have to bend back the coils and frames. Will need to replace the larger 8" coils and all drip pans before we move, but luckily those parts are relatively inexpensive.
Good thing is that my laminate countertops hold up well, as they should. Granite and engineered stone should as well, Corian or other acrylic surfaces are probably the best due to their flexibility and repair capabilities. Granite though, shouldn't bear the weight of a full carboy unsupported over a span of more than 10-12" as it can become susceptible to fracturing.
Source: countertop fabricator and designer for 12+ years.