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January 15th

Stainless steel counters

Stainless steel countertops not only look sharp and appealing, they’re also very resilient. They’re water resistant and non porous so no water can harm the material itself. They add elegance and clean lines to any kitchen. Below are a few pros and cons to consider when looking at stainless steel counterops.

Pros: Since water can’t build up in the material, there is no chance for mold, bacteria, or other germs making this a very hygienic cooking surface. Also, it’s heat resistant, which means that you can place hot pots and pans on it without risk of heat damage. The metal is flexible and can be made to fit almost any kitchen. Also the metal is shiney and can make the overall appearence of your kitchen space seem bigger.

Cons: Stainless steel counters can aquire dents and scratches over time if not used properly.  Fingerprints and smudges can be an ongoing problem, especially if you have small children. Also, they must be cleaned very carefully. Harsh chemicals can actually stain the metal. These countertops are not cheap  and should be installed by a professional.