Stainless steel kitchen cabinets VS wood cabinets, which one to choose?

When it comes to home decoration, many of us do not know how to settle these down. Small furniture and appliances can be changed at any time if you don't like them, but big ones like a whole-house customized home furnishings, cabinets and other large objects, they costs more money and requires you to take more time to carefully consider whether you should have them.

Currently on the market, there are mainly wood cabinets and stainless steel cabinets and those made by other materials. So how should we choose between wood cabinets and stainless steel cabinets?

Here are some factors you should consider about:

Health and environmental protection

Health is the most important issue to consider about, especially your house's environment. Non-toxic and non-polluting materials are preferred. Traditional wooden cabinets seem to be green, natural and environmentally friendly, but in the manufacturing and assemble process, you need to use a variety of glues to bond and fix, which will release a lot of formaldehyde, which is hazardous to health. Wooden materials are also easy to deformation after using for a period of time, especially in the weather when the humidity is prone to mold and swelling.

Stainless steel cabinets, especially the use of 304 food-grade stainless steel cabinets, they are waterproof and fireproof, scratch-resistant, hard to crack, deform and  mildew, they have no formaldehyde hazards and therefore safe, healthy and environmentally friendly.


Hygiene and cleanliness

Kitchen is for us to cook, the requirements of health conditions will be relatively high, and the frequency of daily use is also relatively high. Therefore, their maintainess procedure is best to be simple and convenient to help you reduce time and effort.
Stainless steel cabinets are very simple and convenient to clean-up, just use a wet rag dipped in detergent, simple scrub can make the stainless steel countertops bright as new.
Wooden cabinets on the other hand are more difficult to be taken cared of, they are easy to get stained with grease and easy to fade.


Traditional wooden cabinets, due to the problem of wood panels and temperature changes, will produce expansion, deformation and other problems, which will appear to be poor sealing, the kitchen because of cooking reasons itself is a humid place, easy to breed bacteria, which calls for cockroaches and other small animals in the cabinets you cook every day.
Stainless steel cabinet water basin, baffle and countertop integration without any gaps, cabinet stainless steel material one seamless molding, and the door due to temperature changes and expansion or contraction, clean and tidy, to eliminate the string of small insects, reduce bacterial breeding, give you a good cooking environment.


In addition to considering the performance of large pieces of furniture, you should also consider the cost-effective aspect. In terms of price, wooden cabinets will be cheaper than stainless steel cabinets, but in the long run, wooden cabinets due to the easy deformation of wood panels, and the kitchen is supposed to be a humid place, it will accelerate the deformation of the wood panels and the speed of the decay, generally seven or eight years after looking at the deformed, faded wooden cabinets, you will have the urge to displace them with a better one.

Stainless steel cabinets because of its own corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance and other characteristics, they are long-lasting and therefore more ideal. Although it looks like that stainless steel cabinets are more expensive, but in fact, they are more cost-effective after you calculated the average cost.