When it comes to choosing outdoor cabinets material for your new outdoor kitchen, there’s no better choice than stainless steel. More than just a sleek finish, stainless steel provides a host of other benefits that make it a top choice for outdoor cabinets material. Here are the top benefits of stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets.
Multiple Finish Options
In addition to the supreme durability, stainless steel offers numerous aesthetic options to add, including the popular and flexible powder coat finish. Powder coat finishes are applied to cabinets eliminating direct exposure of the stainless steel to the environment.
There are hundreds of options when it comes to finishing the look of stainless steel outdoor cabinets, from realistic wood grain powder coat finishes to textured metals to bright colors. And if you don’t want to go for a full-fledged treatment, there are even more options for frosted glass with a color panel behind as well as textured inserts to add a unique design element to the traditional stainless steel look. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens also offers exclusive colors to match the Brown Jordan furniture so your entire outdoor area will look seamless.
Since your outdoor kitchen is located in the elements of nature, it’s imperative to choose outdoor kitchen cabinet materials that are durable and able to withstand wear and tear from weather, cooking, and more. Stainless steel is an ideal choice when it comes to durability; not only does it look nice with the hardware typically used in outdoor spaces, but it is also more resistant to rust than any other outdoor cabinet materials, making it optimal for outside use.
All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion – low alloyed grades “resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions; highly alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solutions, and chloride bearing environments, even at elevated temperatures and pressures” (ASSDA). So even if you live in a coastal area or a high-humidity climate, stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets will stand up to the challenge.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Aside from being a spectacular entertaining space and an excellent addition to any home, another one of the draws on installing an outdoor kitchen is the relatively low required maintenance. Although you will still have to do maintenance cleanings as stainless steel is known to capture fingerprints, you won’t have to spend hours cleaning and wiping down your kitchen after each outdoor cooking session.
It is recommended to use a stainless steel cleaner on your cabinets to ensure optimal shine and protection. Or if you are looking for an even easier option, opt for the powder coat finish to add to your cabinets. With this durable finish, there will be no fingerprint smudges left behind and cleaning is a breeze leaving your cabinets sparkling and tidy.
Furthermore, stainless steel is not only relatively low maintenance but it also keeps the germs at bay. This is part of the reason it’s the top choice in hospitals, kitchens, food and pharmaceutical processing facilities, and more. This is because stainless steel is “non-porous,” which means it resists lingering germs and bacteria better than wood or plastic surfaces.
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If you decide later that you want to change the look of your outdoor living area, stainless steel is versatile enough that it will transition with you. Whether you are transitioning to a beachy look or more modern look for your outdoor living space, your stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets will be the perfect complement. Because of the traditional yet modern look of stainless steel, it is an adaptable material to accompany any design changes you want to make as your outdoor living space evolves.
Stainless steel cabinets also make finding the right appliance or accessory easy, as most options are available with a stainless steel finish. Outdoor bar amenities such as ice drawers and sinks look great in stainless steel. A large stainless warming drawer is perfect for warming other foods while you grill. Stainless steel utensils, serving ware, stools, faucets, and other fixtures will complete the sleek look.
Eco-friendly and Lasting Impact.
Stainless steel is not just a durable and easy to clean with copious kitchen design options, it is also an environmentally-friendly choice. Stainless steel is entirely recyclable, and with its extreme strength, you won’t have to be redoing or replacing your cabinets often to keep them looking pristine.
This is good for your finances, and also good for the environment. Plus the limited cleaning upkeep means less use of cleaning supplies, like potentially dangerous chemicals and paper towels, which has a sizeable environmental impact as well.
No matter which finish or design you choose for your stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets, you will end up with a classic, polished look that will last you for years and years to come, and you can feel good about making a choice that’s good for the world around you, as well as your own wallet.
Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers the most options for outdoor cabinets and stainless steel storage in the industry. Our frameless, European-designed cabinets are constructed with commercial-grade stainless steel. The interior of the cabinets conceals any screws or hardware, creating a polished finish.
The unique easy-alignment design of our stainless steel cabinetry allows them to be installed quicker and more efficiently than wood cabinetry. In addition, our cabinets come with pre-made holes for plumbing and electric for easy hookup. From outdoor wall cabinets to grill cabinets, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens has all of your stainless steel cabinet needs.
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