Stainless Steel Cabinet Hardware
Stainless steel cabinet hardware is a perfect fit for your contemporary or
WHAT IS STAINLESS STEEL?
Stainless steel is iron with a chromium (chrome) alloy. Chromium was
discovered in the late 1700's, but stainless steel didn't become part of our
hardware and cutlery until the 1920's. Chromium isn't the only alloy that
can be added to iron. Nickel is often added too.
The photo above right is a "real" stainless steel handle.
To check it out click here or on the picture of it.
THE EXPENSE OF STAINLESS STEEL CABINET HARDWARE
Real stainless steel is expensive. If you are on a
budget, check out nickel, chrome, or pewter handles instead.
IMPORTANT: If you opt for nickel or
chrome instead of real stainless steel, make sure the handle or knob you buy has
a guaranteed finish. Amerock company calls their guaranteed finish a
Guardian Finish. Whatever company you buy from, be sure there is some type
of finish guarantee. If not, your chrome won't look so good a year or two
WHAT MAKES STAINLESS STEEL SO DESIRABLE PEOPLE PAY A
PREMIUM FOR IT?
- Stainless steel cabinet hardware is resistant to
- It's resistant to stains.
- It's beautiful, and holds up well.
- It's easy to clean.
- It's 100% recyclable, which is great for the
"green" conscious. Most products that are stainless steel have a 60%
recycled material content.
- Stainless steel is timeless.
The photo at right is a stainless steel pull from
Amerock's stainless collection. Click here or on the photo to check it
out. The photo below right is of an Amerock stainless steel
Click here or on photo to see more.
WHAT STYLE OF CABINETRY "GOES WITH" STAINLESS STEEL?
- Contemporary kitchens.
- Retro kitchens.
- Dark cabinetry, especially the deep reddish-stained
or cherry cabinets.
- Stainless steel cabinet hardware looks good on white
The color of cabinets really doesn't matter as much as the look you are
trying to achieve.
The only cabinet style that doesn't fit well with stainless steel is a
country look. For all other looks, it can fit in quite well as a timeless
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