Stainless steel countertops – always the best choice in the kitchen

Have you noticed that professional chefs always recommend stainless steel countertops for the kitchen? There’s a very good reason for that. These countertops are not just very resistant and durable but they are also easy to maintain and very practical. In addition, they give the kitchen a modern look, glamorous even. But let’s learn a little more about these countertops so we know why to choose them.

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Combine stainless steel countertops with matching appliances for a cohesive kitchen décor

What everyone should know about stainless steel in general is that it’s an alloy and it contains a minimum of 10.5% chromium which makes it resistant to corrosion and this is a very appreciated feature in the kitchen. Stainless steel countertops are extremely durable and they also allow you to maintain a clean kitchen and high standards.

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Stainless steel kitchen island countertops are very practical in all kitchens

Stainless steel also has other great features. For example, it is nonporous and non-staining and this makes it very easy to clean. This material is also resistant to heat so you don’t have to worry about damaging the countertop whenever you’re a hot plate on it. The life expectancy of a stainless steel countertop is approximately a century so your children and their children will be using them as well if they’re lucky.

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You can make a minimalist stainless steel kitchen island stand out with the help of colorful chairs
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You can alternate wood and stainless steel countertops if you want a balanced décor
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The combination of wood and stainless steel can be very elegant in all styles
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Traditional kitchens can beautifully accommodate stainless steel countertops
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For a simple and clean look, the sink should match or be included in the countertop
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The functionality and versatility of stainless steel countertops makes them very popular
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Try to create a smooth transition between the materials, especially when they differ so much
You can have stainless steel, wood and brick details in the same kitchen if you want an eclectic look
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The countertops can match the appliances but also some of the furniture
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Stainless steel countertops are strong and durable but also glamorous

As we’ve already mentioned, stainless steel countertops are very easy to clean. You can just use a mild detergent or vinegar diluted with water to give it a nice and shiny look. Still, it’s not as easy to keep off fingerprints and watermarks. Also, the countertops are susceptible to scratches and dents so make sure you protect them as much as you can.

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