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.
Kitchen sink with stainless steel countertop, wood cabinets, and deep drawers for storage.

Stainless steel sink and countertop

Kitchen sink with stainless steel countertop, wood cabinets, and deep drawers for storage.

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.

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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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