Depending on the location and dimensions of the plate, whether it is stainless steel or aluminum, it can be transformed into an elegant wall splashback or a hood base. These splashbacks, often located behind the hobs, are a major asset for your kitchen. They offer exceptional heat resistance, whether in stainless steel or aluminum.
Additionally, these plates are water-repellent, providing total protection against splashes. In short, stainless steel and aluminum are robust and unalterable materials, offering advantages over other materials such as glass which is more sensitive to high temperatures. A metal splashback is therefore both a protective plate and an ideal design element to give a new look to your kitchen.
Isteel or aluminum, which material to choose for your splashback ?
When it comes to choosing a splashback for your kitchen, two popular options stand out: stainless steel and aluminum. Each has its own advantages that may influence your decision.
Brushed 304L stainless steel is often the choice of kitchen and hospital professionals because of its corrosion resistance, its tolerance to high temperatures and its compatibility with the food environment. However, stainless steel tends to scratch over the long term and show fingerprints. On the other hand, anti-fingerprint aluminum is lightweight, easy to handle and resistant to corrosion. It is coated with a special treatment that prevents fingerprints, making it an ideal choice for a spotless kitchen. In addition, aluminum is generally less expensive than stainless steel.
In summary, if you are looking for a durable and resistant splashback, stainless steel could be the ideal choice. If you prefer something lighter, easier to handle, and more affordable, aluminum might be the better choice. Need more information ? Check out our blog article on the difference between an aluminum splashback and a stainless steel splashback.
Why choose a stainless steel worktop in the kitchen ?
Imagine a kitchen where you can drop a hot pan without worrying about ruining your countertop. A place where tomato sauce or red wine stains are no longer a nightmare. This is what stainless steel offers you! In addition to being robust and heat resistant, stainless steel is a champion of hygiene. Bacteria and mold don't stand a chance against it. And to top it all off, it has a super chic industrial look. So, ready to give your kitchen a facelift?
For advice on maintenance, we have an article on how to maintain a stainless steel worktop.