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Aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets vs. stainless steel cabinets

Update Time : 2024-Mar-21
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Aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets are the choice of most people for modern kitchen renovation. In addition, stainless steel cabinets are also within the scope of people’s choice. what are the differences between the 2 materials? How to choose the right material for your cabinets? These are the first 2 questions that many people will consider. As an experienced aluminum profile manufacturer, Retop mainly lists the differences between aluminum cabinets and stainless steel cabinets. We hope you can choose the right material for your cabinets according to your needs.

What parts are included in the aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets?

Generally, aluminium kitchen profile contain cabinet frames, door frames, drawer guides, connectors, handles, fittings and so on. Professional aluminum profile manufacturers will offer a variety of profile construction and appearance options.

aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets
aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets

What are stainless steel cabinets?

Stainless steel cabinets are made of stainless steel sheets. They are also the choice of many people because they are corrosion-resistant, water and moisture resistant, and easy to clean. Stainless steel cabinets usually include cabinets, doors, drawers, pulls and fittings, connectors, inserts and side panels.

stainless steel cabinets
stainless steel cabinets

Comparison of kitchen aluminium profile and stainless steel cabinets

Aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets and stainless steel cabinets can be expanded from the following 5 aspects.


A. Kitchen cabinets aluminium profiles are made of aluminum alloy. Different series of aluminum profiles have different mechanical properties. Aluminum alloy has the characteristics of light weight, anti-corrosion, easy to form. Combined with the cabinet is conducive to reducing the weight of the cabinet, installation and removal is simple, will not mold corrosion.
B. Stainless steel cabinet as the name suggests the material is stainless steel. Stainless steel also has anti-corrosion, easy to clean features. But the weight is much heavier than aluminum alloy.


A. The price of stainless steel cabinets is higher than that of aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets. Its material cost, manufacturing process, design and customization are higher than aluminum cabinets.
B. Aluminium profile shutter for kitchen are cheaper to manufacture, extrude, design and assemble. And the assembly of aluminum profile cabinets is very simple and will not cost a lot of labor. You only need to use parts to put the frame together. Welding will not be used often.


A. The strength of cabinets made of aluminum profiles is very high. It can support all the weight that the cabinet will bear. Aluminum welded panels usually have a honeycomb structure. And the spliced panels have have a strong seal. Aluminum profile edges are usually combined with glass. The four sides frame the glass up very stable. Therefore, the strength and stability of aluminum cabinets are very good.
B. Stainless steel cabinets usually have reinforced frame and welded stainless steel plate, so the strength is not a problem. But the door plate of stainless steel cabinet is usually single layer. Therefore, the door plate may have a slight vibration during use.

Color and style

A. Kitchen aluminium profiles can have a variety of different surface textures and colors. This is because the surface of aluminum profiles can use different surface treatments, such as anodizing, powder coating, wood grain transfer and electrophoresis. Different surface treatments will present different textures. Also, it can be made into various colors. Different colors can match the style of the kitchen and the interior decoration.
B. The color of stainless steel cabinets is usually silver-white, basically there will be no other colors. So people don’t have many choices in terms of color.

Commonly used occasions

A. Aluminium profile for kitchen cabinetss are generally used in commercial kitchens, medical facilities and other places. Because stainless steel is corrosion-resistant, stain-resistant and easy to clean. It can also resist common chemicals and high temperature steam. The aluminum cabinets are suitable for general household or commercial places cabinets, its performance and environmental requirements are relatively low.
B. Kitchen settings do not have chemicals and high-temperature vapors, etc. People pay more attention to aesthetics and comfort. Therefore, aluminum profile cabinets are often used in kitchens. Aluminum cabinet profiles are not only practical but also can decorate people’s houses.

Specifications of Retop aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets

Colorsilver, champagne, gold, bronze, white, black, olive, green, blue, red, gray, iron gray, etc.
Surface treatmentanodic oxidation, powder coating, grinding, sandblasting, electrophoresis, anodic oxidation polishing, brushing, spraying wood grain, electrophoresis wood grain, PVDF coating, etc.
Lengthany length according to customers’ requirements
Thickness0.8mm or customized
Packingprotective film, pearl cotton, shrink film, plastic bag, kraft paper, or according to customer’s requirements
aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets parameter

Aluminum profiles produced by Retop

Retop is a professional aluminum profile manufacturer in China. We produce aluminum profiles for construction, decoration and industry. Aluminium profile for kitchen cabinets belongs to the aluminum profile products in the decoration field. Besides cabinet aluminum profiles, we also have wardrobe aluminum profiles, aluminum shower profiles, furniture aluminum profiles, curtain track aluminum profiles, office isolation aluminum profiles, decorative strips aluminum profiles and so on. We have many years of production experience and can help customers to solve all kinds of problems. We provide systematic solutions for decorative aluminum profiles. If you have a need for cabinet aluminum profiles, please contact us immediately!

Retop aluminum profiles
Retop aluminum profiles