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4. Steel yourselfCommercial kitchens are stainless steel for good reason. Cookware taken straight from the oven can be plunked straight onto it without damaging the surface, and pastry can be rolled directly on it with no need for a board. Like most other counter top materials, steel needs to be maintained with a wipe down –stainless steel cleaner does the job in an instant. Stainless steel is hygienic and practically indestructible, which is why it can be a bit pricey. Chopping on steel will blunt knives, though, so be sure to use cutting boards.