Find out all about stainless steel worktops !

4 mars 2024

Are you thinking of investing in a stainless steel worktop for your kitchen?

It’s a wise choice! Stainless steel is prized for its robustness, impeccable hygiene and modern looks. Whether you’re a catering professional or a home cooking enthusiast, understanding the benefits and specifics of stainless steel is very important.

In this article, we explore the different types of stainless steel, why it’s used in professional kitchens, and how it lends itself to the creation of a stylish splashback. 

stainless steel worktop for professional kitchen

⚙️ What type of stainless steel for a kitchen worktop?

So, what type of stainless steel would be your ideal companion in your culinary adventures?

304L stainless steel is often the star of worktops. With its high resistance to corrosion and ease of maintenance, it’s ready to face the daily challenges of a kitchen. It resists the attack of tomato acids and lemons, and says goodbye to stains and bacteria without a care in the world.

But wait, 316 stainless steel enters the scene with even greater corrosion resistance! It’s the preferred choice for more demanding environments like professional kitchens or coastal areas where salt and moisture are unwanted guests.

Are you torn between 304 and 316 stainless steel ? 304 stainless steel is more affordable and does a fabulous job for most domestic uses.

Why do professional kitchens use stainless steel ?

stainless steel kitchen worktop

Professional kitchens prefer stainless steel for several key reasons :

  • Corrosion resistance : Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, which is essential in a damp and demanding environment such as a professional kitchen.
  • Hygiene : The smooth surface of stainless steel prevents bacteria and other micro-organisms from clinging to it, making it easier to clean and maintain a hygienic environment.
  • Durability : Stainless steel is renowned for its robustness and longevity, even under the intensive use typical of professional kitchens.
  • Non-reactive : Stainless steel is non-reactive with food, which is essential for preventing contamination and maintaining authentic flavour.

Stainless steel is also used as a splashback

Stainless steel is a popular choice for splashbacks and worktops in modern kitchens, not only for its durability, but also for its refined aesthetic appeal. The lustrous or brushed finish of stainless steel adds a touch of elegance and modernity to the kitchen, reflecting the light and creating a feeling of space and brightness.

What’s more, stainless steel blends well with a variety of other materials and colours, making it extremely versatile from an aesthetic point of view. There are different stainless steel finishes that can accentuate the style of your kitchen. For example, a brushed stainless steel worktop has a soft, contemporary look.

Interested in a stainless steel splashback for your kitchen? Go to our made-to-measure kits page to create your own:

⚙️ How do I know if my stainless steel worktop is good quality ?

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Thickness of stainless steel

Thick stainless steel is often synonymous with better quality. Thickness is generally expressed in millimetres or gauges (an inverse measurement, i.e. a smaller number of gauges indicates greater thickness).

Stainless steel types

Stainless steel is classified by types, usually indicated by a three-digit number such as 304 or 316. Type 304 is the most commonly used and is known for its corrosion resistance and durability.

Surface finishing

A good surface finish can indicate better quality. Brushed or polished finishes not only look good, but can also mask scratches and fingerprints.

Resistance to scratches and fingerprints

Better quality stainless steel is more resistant to scratches and fingerprints.


Check that your stainless steel worktop has been awarded quality certification by recognised organisations.

Customer feedback

The manufacturer’s recommendations and customer reviews can also provide valuable information about the quality of the stainless steel worktop.

⚙️ How much does a stainless steel kitchen worktop cost ?

As a rough guide, a custom-made brushed stainless steel worktop could cost between €150 and €250 per square metre. If you’d like a price for your future made-to-measure stainless steel worktop, feel free to configure your plate on our online configurator for a real-time price.

How do you make your own bespoke worktop ?

This is the simplest and quickest method for you. The first thing to do is to take the necessary measurements of your kitchen. Then go to the home page of our website to configure your made-to-measure stainless steel worktop :


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