Stainless Steel Countertops Cost, Plus Pros & Cons of Stainless Steel Tops

Stainless Steel is another eco-friendly kitchen countertop option you could opt for. It’s a high quality material that is often used in major restaurants. Stainless steel won’t stain, is easy to clean when you use a special stainless steel cleaner, and it’s heat resistant.

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Finishes and Styles: Stainless steel worktops are available in regular finishes, as well as brushed finish or reverse hammered surface. Beautiful custom-polish finishes with unique appearance are also available.

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Benefits: The greatest benefit would be that you’ll be feeling like a professional chef in your new stainless steel kitchen! 🙂 It’s also easy to match with your pots and pans, and your appliances. The problem with stainless steel is your fingerprints and watermarks, but a little bit of effort can go a long way to keeping it looking great.

Cons: Stainless steel can show watermark stains unless you clean it with a special stainless steel cleaner once or twice a week. Abrasive cleaners should not be used as they could harm the surface. Stainless steel is relatively costly compared to other countertop materials.

Cost: $4,500 to $7,500. Average cost per square foot: $100 to $150 installed.

ROI: If you value unique looks and style of cleanliness and simplicity, then a stainless steel worktop might be just what the doctor has ordered in terms of enjoyment factor. In terms of costs recouped should you decide to sell your home, this professional style kitchen will enhance your property’s value, with a possible return of around 80%.

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