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STAINLESS STEEL

For a really contemporary and industrial look for your kitchen, stainless steel is a good choice. Stainless-steel countertops are heat-resistant, extremely durable, and easy to keep clean. Because stainless countertops are built to measure, there are no seams to trap dirt and bacteria. Most health codes mandate it in commercial kitchens. Although stainless steel can scratch, over time the scratches mesh, forming a soft patina. Stainless-steel counters should be at least 1/20 inch thick (1/16 inch is preferred) to prevent them from denting and buckling.

Durability

Stainless steel is a very strong counter material. Like most other surfaces however it can be scratched and dented.

Price

Prices for stainless steel countertops vary depending on location and quality anywhere from $50 to $125 per square foot.

Maintenance

Stainless steel counters require little maintenance.

Green

How green a stainless steel counter is depends on where the material comes from. If new steel is used the counter will not be classified as green. If recycled steel is used it certainly adds green properties.

How to clean

Wipe with a soft cloth and a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid, or a dry microfiber cloth (without cleaner). You can also use a gentle abrasive powder. Buff the surface dry after cleaning. Most hardware stores and home-supply stores sell spray cleaners specifically for stainless steel; they effectively remove fingerprints and water marks.

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