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Zinc Countertop Reactions with Food

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Zinc Countertop Reactions with Food

Posted on 20 August 2015 by cradmin

Metal countertops have come on the scene, and they have moved well beyond the stainless steel you may think of in a commercial kitchen, such as a restaurant. Nowadays both copper and zinc have made their way into the mix. This video, produced by Mio Metals, takes a look at what happens to zinc countertops when various food items are exposed to them. As is also the case with copper countertops, zinc countertops are known to take on a “patina” of stains, etching, dents, etc. over time that lovers of the product (and fabricators of it) like to think of as character. Certainly no two countertops made of this material are alike and in most cases, the countertops can be restored somewhat to their original look by a sound polishing. However, it seems few owners mind the ever-changing look and go through the work of heavy polishing. In this video, wine, lemon juice and other various foods are placed on a zinc test kitchen countertop just to see their effect.

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A Look at Zinc Countertops

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A Look at Zinc Countertops

Posted on 19 March 2015 by cradmin

In recent years there have been any number of materials being used for countertops. Here is a video put out by Brooks Custom going over the use of zinc in countertops. The narrator goes over the attributes of the materials, typical applications, common finishes. He then discusses the process for making zinc countertops using the zinc sheets as a lamination over a waterproof fiber core.

The video shows plenty of examples and also compares the look directly to stainless steel. There is also a short discussion of how zinc can be welded/soldered to create integral sinks, but the narrator also mentions that for joining sections of countertops, his company usually will do so mechanically, leaving a visible seam.

Edge options are displayed as well as some matching accessories for kitchens, such as range hoods.

While the video is obviously a little self-serving, in that it is one company’s take on the product and what they offer, it does provide some interesting insight into the material as a countertop option.

You may also be interested in this video on how stainless steel countertops are made.

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