Stainless Steel Countertops

Whether you're look is contemporary or you're seeking a professional-style surface, stainless steel might be the countertop for you.

Stainless steel sink and countertop

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

For the busy cook or ultra-chic homeowner, the stainless steel countertop had modern appeal and a sleek overall finish. Durable and resistant to stains, stainless steel countertops provide a gorgeous overall finish in a contemporary kitchen and are also a top choice for someone who spends a lot of time preparing food.

Inspired Examples of Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

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John Colaneri


John Colaneri

While the flat stainless steel countertop is certainly a beautiful option in many kitchen areas, the material can also come in a number of finishes and textures, including a brushed finish or reverse hammered surface, which appears to be decorated with raised dots. The surface pairs well with a variety of cabinetry and themes, including white, light and dark wood and bold colors. For example, a kitchen that has been decorated with white cabinets and a simple marble tile floor would look beautiful with a stainless steel countertop.

When cleaning the countertops, it is important to avoid harsh cleaners in favor of a more mild soap. Use paper towels or a soft cloth towel to clean up regular spills. A stainless steel countertop will also benefit from the application of a stainless steel cleaner once or twice per week. Simply follow the directions on the bottle for instructions. Consider also protecting the countertop with a few drops of mineral oil that can be wiped on using a soft towel. This will help keep the surface in top shape.

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