Stainless steel kitchen cabinets and kitchen equipment have been in vogue for a while. And If you are wondering why someone would do away with a classic wood kitchen cabinet and install a boring stainless steel cabinet in its place, it is the multitude of advantages stainless steel has over other materials that are used to produce kitchen equipment. Here are some of the benefits of installing stainless steel kitchen cabinets.
Durability: Installing kitchen cabinets or kitchen countertops are a long term investment and stainless steel is a metal that offers maximum strength and durability and can last for decades without much maintenance. Even though other materials like wood come in different shapes and colors stainless steel is the preferred material because of its durability. Besides strength, it is also resistant to fire and humidity making it a perfect material for the manufacture of kitchen cabinetry and equipment.
Easy Installation: Stainless steel cabinets are prefabricated and come with the required fasteners that allow an easy installation.
Heat, Stain, and Germ Resistant: The properties of stainless steel make it resistant to germs, stains, and smudges. Therefore if there is a spill on the countertop, the food particles or liquid will not be absorbed by the metal but just remain on the surface making it easy to clean. In this manner, stainless steel is also resistant to germs and bacteria which make it an ideal metal for kitchen use. Exposure to heat, steam and humidity would cause wooden cabinets to warp. This would never happen with the steel cabinets as they are resistant to heat and are capable of tolerating high temperatures of heat for a sustained duration of time. With exposure to humidity, the paint on wood cabinets would peel and you would have to re-paint which would not occur with stainless steel cabinets.
Cost Efficiency: Stainless steel does not require additional painting or re-staining when they are damaged unlike wood or other materials. Materials like wood that are damaged on exposure to humidity would require continuous maintenance to ensure that the cabinets are not completely ruined. Stainless steel cabinets on the other do not require painting or coating of any kind as they are naturally resistant even to corrosive substances. They also provide a pleasing appearance with a traditional stainless steel finish or a brush finish. The long life span of the material is one of the factors that add to the cost efficiency of the material.