Stainless steel is extraordinarily elegant and durable. It combines the industrial style of New York with a modern, futuristic feel. It is chosen by many designers, architects and owners of restaurants and hotels.
Stainless steel kitchens and their unfading popularity generate more and more questions, facts and myths. Below, we gathered some of the most popular ones so that we can confirm or deny them:
Stainless steel kitchens are used only in gastronomy. Myth.
The fact is that stainless steel is very often used in restaurants and hotels due to its durability and universality however it is also used in private properties.
Stainless steel kitchen is resistant to acidic environment. Fact.
Food processing is closely connected to releasing acid which affects many different materials – from wood to aluminium. Stainless steel as one of few materials is resistant to the process and that is why it is much more durable and at the same time popular. Some statistics say that stainless steel’s durability might last even 100 years.
Stainless steel follows industrial trends. Fact.
Industrial style was created during a big recession in XX century. It was inspired by big, New York factories which were closed down due to economical changes. Spacious production halls filled with raw materials such as bricks, aluminium and steel became some of Soho’s artists’ favourite places.
Industrialism’s expressive interior growing popularity has made it move it to lofts and spaces of New York and then the whole world.
Steel used in kitchens is then a perfect answer to industrial trends. It is at the same time an excellent alternative to other materials.
Stainless steel is only used to produce big kitchen appliances. Myth.
Stainless steel is appreciated by all manufacturers. It is used to make both big pieces of kitchen equipment such as ovens, hobs, hoods and smaller ones – kettles, pots or microwave ovens. What is more, stainless steel’s durability and finish are being appreciated by bigger crowds. More and more interior designers are using stainless steel products for decorative purposes.
Stainless steel requires dedicated care. Fact.
As chrome reacts with oxygen it makes some stains difficult to remove and therefore aesthetics of stainless steel surfaces might be compromised. This is why stainless steel should be cared with natural detergents – water, vinegar or soap. Permanent stains are normally removed with detergents especially produced for stainless steel. Such products minimize the risk of scratches and smudges. Luckily a stainless steel surface is perfectly smooth and the lack of pores or cracks supports quick and efficient cleaning.
Stainless steel kitchen is light and durable. Fact.
This amazing union is one of the biggest virtues of stainless steel products, which are so willingly used both indoor and outdoor. Stainless steel’s resistance to high temperatures and corrosion goes with its modern look, and what’s more important – safety and comfort.