When choosing which appliances will fill your custom home, it can be overwhelming to choose between non-stick, cast-iron and stainless appliances. While each has their benefits and drawbacks, stainless steel is the best budget friendly yet durable and sanitary choice. The three most important reasons why you should consider stainless steel is because of stainless steels’ cleanliness, longevity and esthetic appeal.
Reason #1: Cleanliness
One of the most significant reasons why stainless steel appliances are so popular is because they are easily cleaned by wiping down with a damp cloth or sponge. Additionally, the steel surfaced can be treated with protectant to preserve the shiny clean appearance. Stainless steel also does not hold on to dirt and it resists smudges, so the overall appearance and cleanliness of your stainless steel appliance will outlast your others. The reason why it does not absorb dirt or grime is because stainless steel is non-porous. This means that all bacteria, dirt, germs, etc. are merely on the surface and will be removed after a quick wipe down, unlike porous materials like wood cutting boards.
Reason #2: Longevity
If you are looking for a budget friendly option that will outlast its competitors, then stainless steel should be your appliance go-to. Because it does not rust and it is stain-proof, stainless steel appliances have a long life span. These appliances last for a long time in their original form – with the same shine and color as when you originally bought them. Appliances made with stainless steel are durable and they are even oven safe.
Reason #3: Aesthetic Appeal
Not only is stainless steel a very clean and wise choice for your appliances, it is also a trendy and decorative accent to any home. Stainless steel is a neutral color that can work well in a modern kitchen or farmhouse pantry. Especially if you are building a custom home, stainless steel appliances will give you the most “bang for your buck” or the most value for what you will pay. Stainless steel appliances are priced well, will add value to your home, outlast their competitors and be pleasing to the eye.
Reason #4: Hygeine
Stainless steel is one of the most hygienic surfaces you can find and use. It doesn’t have any chemical reaction with foods during meal preparation, so you don’t have to worry about any strange tastes developing. Additionally, foods do not attract germs or dirt when coming into contact with stainless steel simply because it has a hard, smooth surface which makes it both easy to clean and a virtually impossible surface for germs to grow on.
All in all, when shopping for appliances, be sure to weigh out all of your options and consider stainless steel as an excellent option choice. Because of its’ non-porous surface, it is a sanitary choice that also won’t affect the flavors of the food that you are cooking. Because they don’t wear out easily, these appliances will last you a long time for the price. Lastly, they are decorative and versatile as accent pieces and unifying items in any dining room or kitchen.
Ken Uhrich likes houses. In fact he lives in one. You can drop him a line at the Custom Home Group website.