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Our Buyers Guide to Stainless Steel Kitchen Benchtops

Develop their own unique dull grey patina over time.

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Stainless Steel is a hygienic material which is very hard wearing as well as being Water Resistant, Hygienic, Stain Resistant and Heat Resistant, where because of these properties it is used extensively in commercial kitchens.

Stainless tops can however be dented if you are not careful and likewise the surface is also easily scratched, though rarely deep and dulls off quite quickly with use; however Stainless Steel can be re-finished with machine and fine sandpaper. Over time though these scratches combine to develop their own unique dull grey patina.


In the home situation Stainless Steel benchtops show fingerprints and leave streaks from being wiped over without polishing, which has always been a problem in the domestic environment when trying to keep Stainless Steel tops looking their best. To help overcome this problem, there are now special Stainless Steel cleaners on the market.


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Kitchen Sink bowls can be moulded seamlessly into a Stainless Steel Benchtop deck and likewise Cooktop hobs can also be installed in this same way. Stainless Steel is also used as splashback material; with this achieving a modern commercial / clinical look but again because of its tendency to streak from being cleaned; it takes quite a bit of effort and care in order to keep this material looking its best.


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Specializing in Kitchen Renovations here in South Australia we service all suburbs ranging from the Inner Adelaide districts and radiating out to the Eastern, Western and Southern suburbs and those extending throughout the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula including Goolwa to Victor Harbor to Normanville & Yankalilla.

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