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Important Information on Cleaning Your Stainless Steel BBQ Grill

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-27-2014

It is no secret stainless steel is a high quality material for barbecue grills. It thrives in an outdoor setting like your back patio, due to properties like corrosion resistance, lasting durability and strength. You cannot, though, rest on your laurels too much with a stainless steel BBQ grill. If you fail to clean it, you undermine the benefits provided by its stainless steel sheet material.

Fortunately, stainless steel sheet metal is nowhere near as difficult to clean and maintain as other materials such as granite or wood. You should clean your grill after each use so it becomes a habit you don’t think about. This helps it live up to its reputation of a long lifespan and excellent quality. To clean your grill properly, you need warm water, a cloth, and mild detergent or baking soda.

For grease or grime that is burnt on, you will need to approach the problem more aggressively. Start by sprinkling a little baking soda or detergent on the area. Then, dampen the area with the warm water and let it sit for a few hours. When you return, use the cloth to remove the gunk, and rinse with more warm water. Alternatively, you may use a grill brush instead of a cloth. Repeat the process until the grill is cleaned to your satisfaction, and then dry it with paper towels. For routine cleanings, do the same thing, with a time span of five minutes instead of hours.

Should You Go With Stainless Steel Sheet Metal for Your Countertops?

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-25-2014

In answering the question of whether you should go with stainless steel sheet metal as the material for your countertops, consider what you see in commercial restaurant kitchens. Invariably, your favorite restaurant has counters made of stainless steel sheet. This fact is an indication that stainless steel might be a good choice for your kitchen. There are a few reasons why commercial kitchens are usually outfitted with stainless steel.

In essence, serious cooks rely on stainless sheet metal because of a few key properties:

  • Resistant to heat
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Non-staining
  • Hygienic and easy to clean

These properties make it a good material for kitchen countertops where you’re going to be preparing a lot of food. You should ask yourself how serious you are about cooking. If you’re not going to be using the kitchen counters for much more than placing dishes on it, you might find stainless steel sheet to be overkill for your needs. Even if you’re not a chef, though, you can benefit from these properties, as well as stainless steel’s properties of low maintenance requirements and high durability.

Finally, you should consider aesthetics. Are you going with stainless steel kitchen appliances too? Having too much stainless steel could lead to an industrial look that some people don’t find very homey. However, there’s a middle ground where stainless steel is paired with wood, marble, and other materials, creating an attractive finished product. If you like the look of stainless steel and intend to use your kitchen for food preparation and cooking, there’s plenty of reason to adopt stainless steel sheet metal for your countertops.

Why Stainless Steel Trim Moulding Is a Good Investment

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-20-2014

It just so happens that stainless steel products can be an investment that pays off big-time down the road. One great example of this is trim moulding made from stainless steel sheet metal. As you know, trim moulding is used at the spot where walls and floors or walls and ceilings intersect, both on the inside and the outside of a building. Typically, you’ll find trim moulding in materials made from wood or plaster for residential homes, but for commercial or industrial space, stainless steel makes a lot of sense.

Your goal in installing trim moulding made of stainless steel sheet is to protect the building, first and foremost. It preserves the building’s integrity by serving as a shield against the elements in some of the most vulnerable places of the structure. At the same time, it provides further insulation to ensure that the building isn’t wasting money with excessive heating or cooling. Protecting your building from the elements and containing energy costs will save you money in the long run.

Best of all, stainless sheet metal is durable and lasts for a long time. It doesn’t degrade quickly and is resistant to corrosion and the elements, making it a great choice for trim moulding. Overall, if you want to have a building that’s well protected and insulated, stainless steel trim moulding is a fantastic choice. From the energy savings to the lower maintenance bills, you’re bound to be better off with trim moulding made from stainless steel sheet metal.

Why Go with Stainless Steel Napkin Holders?

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-18-2014

Napkins are great to have on hand for easy access, and if you’re going to have them nearby, you might as well make it happen with a touch of elegance and style. That’s what stainless steel napkin holders are for. The fact is, napkin holders offer a great combination of functionality and aesthetics, making them a wonderful addition to any dining room or kitchen. They’re especially useful in outdoor dining areas as a way to keep napkins from blowing around.

Of course, just because napkin holders are great, this doesn’t automatically mean that stainless steel is the way to go. What makes a stainless steel napkin holder preferable to the wide variety of other materials you could have for your napkin holder? For one thing, it can handle outdoor environments better than other materials, such as plastic, wood or other metals. Stainless steel sheet metal can shrug off the effects of elements like sun, wind, rain and dirt.

Even if you only use the stainless steel napkin holders indoors, there’s plenty to appreciate there as well. Because they’re stainless, you won’t have to constantly clean them or work hard to maintain them. They also last for decades with little to no degrading. You can pick a theme or image for your napkin holders that ties into the rest of your décor. In the end, the stainless steel napkin holder offers you an impressive combination of style, function and durability.

Top Three Unexpected Advantages of Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-13-2014

You probably know many of the advantages people cite for having stainless steel kitchen appliances and surfaces over other materials. Everyone talks about benefits like corrosion resistance, long lifespan and durability. However, there’s an entire hidden set of advantages to stainless steel sheet metal in the kitchen that you might not have considered before. Here are the top three unexpected advantages of a stainless steel kitchen:

  1. 1.      Resistance to Germs

There’s a unique property of stainless steel sheet that makes it resistant to staining and corrosion. That same property also helps it stay hygienic and resistant to germs and bacteria. No wonder it’s used so often in commercial kitchens. Its resistance to germs makes stainless steel sheet a particularly good choice if you have kids or pets.

  1. 2.      Doesn’t Affect Flavor of Food

Whether it’s for a stainless steel barbecue grill or a counter, the fact is that stainless steel sheet metal doesn’t alter your food’s flavor. In grills or oven ranges, the insulated properties of stainless steel mean that you have more control over your food and how it tastes.

  1. 3.      Works with All Kinds of Décor Schemes

Plenty of people think that stainless steel is aesthetically pleasing, but there’s more to it than that. Think about how many different styles and décors work well with stainless steel. The fact is, your kitchen could be traditional, modern or anywhere in between, and stainless steel kitchen appliances would fit right in.

With so many obvious and not-so-obvious advantages, it’s worth it for you to take a close look at stainless steel for your kitchen.

Notable Advantages of Stainless Steel Barbecue Grills

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-11-2014

There are many different types of grills out there, but you often hear a lot about stainless steel barbecue grills. What makes stainless steel the right choice for barbecue grills, and why do these advantages make it worth a purchase? To begin with, stainless steel is a fantastic material for the outdoors. Because your stainless steel grill is probably going to sit outside for months at a time, it’ll need to be able to withstand a range of elements, including rain, wind, dirt and sunlight.

On top of protecting the structural integrity and finish of the grill, stainless steel BBQ grills also do a great job of locking in the flavor you want for your grilled items. Whether you’re cooking up some steak, ribs or hot dogs, you want to be able to control their flavors, without outside elements having a negative impact on the taste. At the same time, the insulation properties of stainless steel help keep the heat contained and consistent, and internal stainless steel sheet gives your food an even heating for delicious results.

So far, it’s clear that stainless steel barbecue grills excel at their main purpose, which is cooking amazing food. However, by getting a quality 304 stainless sheet barbecue, you also can get many, many years of use out of your grill without having to worry about it breaking down on you. This is only true if you find the quality brands, rather than cheap knock-offs that overpromise and under-deliver. Ultimately, though, going stainless steel means you get everything you need to make great food at an impressive value.

The Aesthetic Flexibility of a Stainless Steel Kitchen

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-06-2014

There’s a lot to appreciate about the stainless steel kitchen, beginning with the fact that it offers a great deal of aesthetic flexibility. Because stainless steel is fairly neutral in color and style, it goes well with a wide range of décor choices. You can place stainless steel kitchen appliances, counters and backsplashes in more modern kitchens, or more traditional kitchens, and get great results in both.

It’s up to you to decide how much stainless steel you want in your kitchen space. In a modern kitchen with sharp edges, stark colors and a more industrial feel, you can deck it out with stainless steel and occasional splashes of color. For a traditional kitchen, you can augment the homey atmosphere with a few eye-catching design fixtures that have a stainless steel finish, such as a stainless steel backsplash or refrigerator. The best part is that you have the freedom to experiment and see how to balance contrasting elements to create a unique and bold design for your home.

At the same time, it’s important to remember how many beneficial properties there are to stainless steel. Since aesthetics are so important, it’s handy to have your kitchen appliances and surfaces outfitted with stainless steel sheeting, because it’s resistant to stains, corrosion and degradation over time. In other words, with minimal effort, your stainless steel kitchen can look just as good in a decade as it does today.

Looking Beyond the Initial Cost of Stainless Steel Sheet Metal

 :: Posted by MelW on 03-04-2014

In spite of the many positive qualities of stainless steel sheet metal, many homeowners find it difficult to look past the fairly high initial price. While by no means the most expensive material available for kitchen appliances, backsplashes or counters, stainless steel does have a steep enough price to make people think twice. However, the reality is that stainless steel more than makes up for its higher initial price when you look at the cost savings of owning it over the long term.

For example, say you purchase a stainless steel refrigerator that you intend to keep for as long as it stays functional. After you’ve paid for it and placed it in your kitchen, you use it day in and day out. Over time and frequent usage, a host of issues could theoretically present themselves, like stains, dirt, grime, corrosion and damage. However, because the material of this refrigerator is stainless steel sheet, you’re likely to have minimal costs for repair, cleaning or other maintenance.

That’s precisely why you need to look beyond the initial cost of a stainless steel kitchen to what it costs in the future. Stainless steel is famous for its resistance to rust and staining. Consider the costs of sealing granite counters or refinishing wood surfaces, and you’ll see how much you save with a low maintenance material like stainless steel. Combine these benefits with the durability and long lifespan of stainless steel, and you have a winning recipe for cost savings and a great kitchen.