Why Should I Consider Stainless Steel Appliances?

June 19, 2013

The kitchen is often one of the most-used and highly-trafficked rooms in your home. The appliances in your kitchen can help make your life easier, or, if they’re the wrong ones for you, they can make things unnecessarily difficult. When picking out the details of the kitchen in your custom home, take some extra time to consider the appliances to make sure you choose the right ones for you. Here are a few reasons to consider stainless steel appliances:

5 Benefits of Stainless Steel Appliances

1. Durable

When you want appliances that are made of a material that is durable, consider stainless steel. They have a long lifespan and do not become rusty or worn-looking. 

2. Easy Maintenance

Stainless steel appliances are often used in restaurant and commercial kitchens because they are easy to maintain and keep clean. Stainless steel does not absorb dirt easily and can be kept clean by wiping with a damp cloth. You’ll want to find the best products to clean stainless steel with so you can keep the surface looking like new. Simple products like Windex and vinegar work well on a stainless steel surface and help keep the surface shiny and clean.

3. Hygienic

Stainless steel tends to resist germs and bacteria better than other materials, which makes it a hygienic and safe material for food preparation. It’s also simple to keep clean and sanitized as it can be quickly wiped down with a disinfectant and soft cloth. This makes it attractive to families with children and/or pets.

4. Customizable

Stainless steel appliances match almost any kitchen design or color. They can go well with wood cabinets, tile backsplashes, and even other metal fixtures. This material can be used on dishwashers, stoves, refrigerators, cooktops, and freezers, so you have plenty of options for using it in your kitchen.

5. Increased Home Value

They often increase the value of the house because of their intrinsic value and how they enhance the appearance of the kitchen. They are sometimes a status symbol for many homeowners and can be an attractive feature in your kitchen.

Cons of Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances do tend to be more expensive. Although they are easy to clean, they do show fingerprints and smudges more noticeably, so you may have to wipe them down more often, especially if you have children in the home. Depending on the style of your custom home, there is a chance that stainless steel might clash with what else you have in the room. It does tend to go well with almost anything, but it can look took stark in a softer country kitchen or come across as too industrial in other settings. 

Stainless steel can be the perfect fit for the appliances in your custom home. Your custom home designer can help you determine the right balance for the room if you decide they are the right choice for you.