Indian kitchens in the past were constructed out of concrete, bricks, and mortar, with wooden cabinetry filling in the vacant spaces.
The problem with this kind of construction and layout in a kitchen is the fact that wood is a material susceptible to decay over time. The wet style of cooking is adopted in traditional Indian food preparation. This implies that an excess of moisture would inevitably dampen the spirits of your kitchen. Your food will naturally be flavored with the richness and aroma of spices, but your cabinetry will face the ravages of time. What is the point in having a fabulous kitchen, only to watch it decay slowly over time?
Certain pain points can be located in the process of the decay and disintegration of wood. Wood is biodegradable, picked straight out of mother nature’s lap, in its pure essence. The material is thus, vulnerable to pesky insects such as termites. Termites build elaborate nests within wood by digging needle-thin tunnels. This weakens your wood by creating fissures and an annoying powder of worn wood is left behind after the termites have done their day’s work. Wood is expensive. Your beautiful kitchen cabinetry will inevitably have to be replaced if a termite attack plagues the woodwork.
Why do you use stainless steel kitchen cabinets instead of plywood or particle board to make cabinets?
Tusker’s modular kitchens are innovative for the particular reason that they are constructed on a stainless steel 304-grade base. Stainless steel is immune to regular problems such as termites, dampness, mould, fungus, deformation, rust and fire. Timber kitchens can catch fire and pose a safety hazard, resultantly. Metals such as iron used in the construction of kitchen bases and frameworks bring in added elements such as rusting. Rust can erode iron slowly over time, with layers of metal peeling off as a red residue. For parts such as nuts, bolts, screws and hinges, the accumulation of rust is a cause of concern. It weakens the parts that hold the pieces of your cabinets in place. That can be dangerous as the risk of having heavy parts falling off, or injuring someone, is latent.
Fungus and moulds are some other problems that may creep into your humble home. The fungus can grow on many different kinds of surfaces. Fungus grows in the moist and damp territory. Fungus carries along with it the additional weight of being able to cause food poisoning. Severe illnesses can result from spores such as hyper-allergic reactions and seizures. Medical studies have shown that children are far more susceptible to asthma if fungus, bacteria, and spores have any kind of breeding ground in the kitchen.
Wood can become damp and deformed over time. Dampness, in its own vein, is a persistent problem that can ruin the furniture in your home. Electrical appliances lose their life-span, as electrical circuitry and moisture do not mix well. The inner parts of gadgets and equipment lose functionality over time if moisture is allowed to accumulate in the kitchen.
Prior to stainless steel kitchen cabinets entering the market, the shelf-life of the average kitchen was 5 years. We at Tusker have studied the scientific basis of modular kitchen construction in-depth before embarking upon our mission of bringing a radical, but sorely needed, product to the Indian market. Our choices of materials and styles are based on the most recent, authentic and validated scientific findings. Lifelong durability is innate to the product as there is no risk of damage or replacement to the material (stainless steel).