Stainless steel counter tops are a good pick for a really modern-day and industrial looking for your kitchen. They are heat resistant and can take hot pans but it is noisy, may dent and you can't cut on it. Additionally, it also easily takes on the temperature of its environment, so that kids must be kept away from them, especially if the stainless steel countertop is part of a stove system. Because they're constructed to your specifications, it is expensive but you can have a seamless countertop. This durable material is easily cleaned and maintained.