• Hidden Downsides of Stainless Steel

    Posted on January 12, 2012 by in Outdoor Kitchens

    Many people who have decided to undergo a massive kitchen renovation, inside or outdoor, will rely on the advice of professionals or friends. Too often, weeks after completion, it becomes obvious that they’ve chosen the wrong style or worse– the wrong material. This is particularly true in outdoor kitchens. Making the right choice can be the difference between years of sturdy use or expensive repairs, replacements and maintenance costs.

    Stainless steel used to be a prized material in outdoor kitchen cabinets, but now many companies are finding that other polymers have a longer-lasting, more beautiful look. Werever products provide these economical alternatives, which are available in enough styles and designs to fit any look.

    So, if you’re considering stainless steel access doors, first consider the pros and cons of the metal look:

    • Outdoor kitchen cabinets are constantly exposed to weather and the elements. Even if you live in a mild climate, direct sunlight, wind, and even splashes from the pool will cause most materials to show damage.
    • Steel will eventually rust and corrode, although you can put it off with diligent maintenance and daily cleaning.
    • Stainless steel will quickly show watermarks and scratches from everyday use. A single storm could change the look of your outside kitchen equipment forever. And unfortunately, it’s hard to match the shade exactly when replacing part of your doors or cabinets.
    • There are over 150 grades of stainless steel and even a few weeks of outside time will affect the color.

    No matter what material you choose, you may need to replace part of your unit at some point. Accidents can happen, damage can occur and time will eventually wear any product out. It makes sense, however, to go with the more economical choice of a polymer. You’ll save money on cleaning products, the polymer cabinets will last longer, and will not rust; furthermore you can avoid low-quality steel cabinets.

    When designing your outdoor kitchen, you want to be well-informed in order to avoid costly mistakes. Consider a marine-grade polymer from Werever as a striking alternative to stainless steel. It may open your eyes to looks and designs you hadn’t even considered until now. It will certainly save you a lot of time scrubbing and oiling, and it’ll keep your cabinets brilliant year-round.

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