Stainless Steel Countertops Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel countertops, once the choice of professional kitchens, are now a popular choice for homes. The metallic hue of stainless steel countertops blends well with almost any décor.

Advantages of stainless steel countertops

  • Stainless steel can easily handle hot pots.
  • Stainless steel does not stain (obviously).
  • It is almost maintenance free and easy to wipe clean.
  • It is flexible and can be molded into any shape, which means that no separate backsplashes are needed.
  • Its reflective qualities multiply the effect of light making a smaller space appear larger.

Drawbacks of stainless steel countertops

  • Scratches show up very easily.
  • It can dull knives.
  • It shows fingerprints and may not be a good choice if you have young children.
  • Stainless steel can dent easily if it is not placed on top of a strong base.
  • It is difficult to fabricate and a costly option.

Maintenance of stainless steel countertops

The major reason stainless steel countertops is popular with professionals is that a quick wash with warm water and soap is all that is required to maintain it. However, abrasive pads and steel wool should be avoided as they will scratch the surface.

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