A Stainless Steel kitchen top has a classy, elegant feel to it. It invokes feelings of being modern and up to date. Stainless steel kitchen tops were once found mostly in commercial kitchens. These kitchen tops have now slipped into vogue within the past two decades. The reason being stainless steel kitchen tops are nearly indestructible. As stainless steel is a steel alloy that contains chromium, therefore is resistant to heat, bacteria, water, and will not rust. You don’t need to worry if hot pans can be put directly on a stainless steel surfaces.
However, they will become susceptible to scratches, dings and even finger marks overtime, but with regular wash and polish, you’ll be able to maintain the look and feel of the kitchen top for a very long time. All you have to do to clean your stainless steel kitchen top is to wipe with warm water everyday using a soft table cloth. And to remove any scratches, you can easily use a non-abrasive pad.
Stainless steel can also be dented. It can be loud as pots, pans and dishware clang against the surface. Chemicals can also affect its color and cause unwanted etching. Stainless steel is extremely expensive due to the custom fabrication.