Stainless steel has been in use for hundreds of years. It played a pivotal role during Great Britain’s industrial revolution of 18th century (1750-1850). Indeed, the U.S. owes its economic might to its industrial revolution, which was based on its hugely-successful iron and steel industry. It has been the material of choice for kitchen appliances, counter tops, sinks, cookware and hardware for decades. It is attractive, scratch-resistant and easy to clean and maintain. That being said, what is monochromatic stainless steel? Well, it is not a type of steel. In actual sense, it is a term used to refer to a certain type of stainless steel design.
Because of its alluring color, it is commonly used in kitchen appliances such as refrigerators to give them a smooth and attractive finish. The metallic finish merges well with all types of kitchen decors and themes such as natural stone, ceramic tile and wood. The metal used in the manufacture of monochromatic inox steel appliances is the same metal as the one used in the manufacture of inox steel appliances. The main difference between the two types of appliances is the silver tone or gray-colored handles and trims, which are designed to blend in with the color of the metal. The result is a striking monochrome theme which is becoming increasingly popular in many American kitchens. In the conventional inox steel appliances, the handles and trims are usually black in color although they may also come in any other color.
Monochromatic stainless steel finish has a lot of advantages apart from the obvious aesthetic value. To begin with, this finish just like the inox steel finish is quite easy to maintain. It resists scuff marks and does not absorb dirt. All you need is a damp cloth and a small amount of elbow grease to bring back the shine. The metal is strain-resistant, rustproof and does not discolor. Its shine and quality persists even through the heaviest of use. Minor scrapes and scratches can easily be removed through sanding in uncoated monochromatic stainless steel finishes. The sanding procedure although quite simple is limited to the metal part only. Silver coated handles and trims cannot be subjected to sanding as they are usually made of plastic. What is more, the sanding procedure has to be done with utmost care for perfect results.
Monochromatic stainless steel finish is considered to be classy and neutral. This quality enables it to complement almost all types of kitchen design as mentioned earlier. It fits in excellently with all types of kitchen designs ranging from modern to rustic. Monochromatic finishes are also much safer for kitchen use since they are non-porous and therefore resist germs and bacteria better than other types of finishes. They are non-reactive with foodstuff which guarantees that food retains its natural flavor.