An outdoor kitchen makes cooking out much more enjoyable because everything is near to hand. When putting in the kitchen, don't overlook the benefits of stainless steel for cabinets and countertops.
1. Low Maintenance
A backyard kitchen is a place to have fun, so you don't want it to be more work than the main kitchen in the house. Stainless steel is ideal because it requires next to no maintenance. There's no need to worry about rust, and nearly any type of cleaning solution can be used to wipe it down. Food can't stain it or soak in, so everything wipes up easily. Just avoid abrasive cleaners, as these can scratch the surface.
2. High Durability
Durability is important for any cabinet that you install outdoors. It must be able to withstand weathering from wind, rain, and sun. Fortunately, stainless steel provides this level of durability, which means that the cabinet can be serving your outdoor entertainment needs for many years while still looking as good as it was when it was brand new.
3. Environmentally Sound
Stainless steel is a recyclable resource, which means it won't become waste once its useful life is over. Further, its extreme durability and long lifespan ensure that it will last a long time, thus reducing the need for frequent cabinet replacements and the wasting of resources. There is also no need to use caustic cleaners or apply synthetic sealants to steel, as is sometimes required for other materials like wood, which also reduces the environmental footprint of the cabinet.
4. Design Versatility
The minimalist look of stainless steel blends well with a variety of design choices, so it can be used in almost any yard without looking out of place. Stainless steel comes in a variety of finishes, as well, which can help it better blend into your patio or outdoor dining decor. You can find the standard high shine silver steel, or you can opt for a brushed finish that doesn't show fingerprints as well. There are also powdered coated options that allow you to choose cabinets in any color you like.
5. Food Safety
Unlike other materials, stainless steel is completely non-porous. This means it won't harbor bacteria or other microbes on its surface that could make you sick during food preparation. This is important since the cabinet is outside and exposed. Simply wiping it down with a disinfecting cleaner will remove any surface bacteria and render the surface safe.
Contact a dealer to learn more about stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets.