Australian Interior Design Awards 2015Contemporary Kitchen, Sydney
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Aside from looking sleek and having a smooth, non-porous surface that hinders the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, one of the reasons stainless steel is so widely used in professional kitchens is that it won’t rust easily, despite daily wear and tear. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean rust and stains can’t happen. The experts at the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers say that if the protective film on stainless surfaces is scratched with a steel pad or wire brush, comes into contact with hard water that is allowed to puddle or sit, or is exposed to chlorides from household cleansers, it becomes vulnerable to damage.
30. Location: Sydney, NSWFeatures: Fun with facetsYour turnWhich of these kitchen elements is your favourite? Tell us in the Comments below, like this story, save the images, and join the conversation.MoreMissed our last Best of the Week? Catch up here with Best of the Week: 20 Concealed Home Office Nooks
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4. Stainless steelStainless steel has the effect of adding a silvery sheen to a space. Used in architecture and construction since the 1920s, stainless steel is synonymous with modern and contemporary architecture, providing aesthetic and functional value. This award-winning home has a stainless-steel kitchen island with a faceted front that adds depth and dimension to the space.Browse more kitchen photos