Werever’s custom outdoor cabinets are made of marine grade High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), making them far superior to stainless steel cabinets. HDPE is a high-technology polymer engineered for direct exposure to rain, snow, and extreme temperatures, hot or cold. This cabinetry will not split, fade, crack, or chalk. And they definitely won’t absorb water and swell like wood cabinetry does. Our outdoor kitchen cabinets are beautiful high-end cabinetry that has been designed and engineered specifically for outdoor use. It has several characteristics that make it uniquely suited for outdoor applications:
The HDPE boards we use to build our cabinets have ultraviolet inhibitors that act like built-in sunscreen. The UV inhibitors will prevent the board from fading, or becoming chalky like a cheaper PVC board. HDPE board significantly outperforms all the other materials regard to outdoor exposure resistance. It also won’t heat up in the sun like stainless steel cabinets!
Stainless steel cabinets: Why They're inferior
When people think of outdoor kitchen cabinets, they tend to think of stainless steel. However, stainless steel cabinets are falling out of favor for good reason.
Find out the hidden downsides of stainless steel outdoor cabinets, and why HDPE is the superior choice.
Our waterproof cabinetry can be hose-washed, inside and out. They are designed to be cleaned with just a hose or a power washer. They require a fraction of the maintenance stainless steel cabinets do.
HDPE is very stain resistant. It is waterproof. Glues and adhesives won’t stick to the board, which also means dirt has a very hard time bonding to the material. In this example of outdoor kitchen cabinets, a can of wasp spray rusted, a torn fertilizer bag, and some lamp-oil caused an apparent messy, rusty stain. With just a few minutes of scrubbing with a nylon brush using some lime-away to lift the rust, and some Tilex to reduce the stains, the cabinetry looked like new again.
The color is solid and cannot be painted because the material is HDPE. It is one homogenous material all the way through. This is not a laminate, or an applied finish, so there is nothing that can peel or delaminate. Therefore there is no maintenance required to keep your cabinetry looking like new. You can realistically expect the finish to maintain the factory-new look for years and years with no signs of changing color or fading.
There are no organic compounds in the board. Bugs or termites will not eat the material, keeping the cabinetry safe from being destroyed by unwanted visitors.