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May 23, 2013

Alert! Alert! Alert! New Steel Kitchen Cabinets Available!!!

By Sara In AZ

You know how it is, you are cruising around the web and then all of a sudden *whammo* you come across something really, really cool and your heart kinda skips a beat. Well, that’s what happened when I came across the Steel Kitchen Corporation website. NEW steel kitchen cabinets…..that you can order in the exact sizes that you need…..amazing!!!!

I know that Viking stopped production of the new ‘St. Charles’ brand steel cabinets, but they may make a comeback eventually as I heard another company may possibly take over production (maybe they have already???), but I had no idea that any other companies were actually manufacturing steel kitchen cabinets at this time.

Though these cabinets may not be the perfect vintage recreations of older style steel kitchen cabinets, how awesome to have another option available if you really want the metal cabinet look and you don’t want to wait years and years to put a set together that will fit your particular kitchen! Plus, it looks like they have lots and lots of cool options like glass front doors and pull out trash bins amongst other things.

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All of the cabinets are made to order in south Florida – three cheers for American made!!! The indoor kitchen cabinets are constructed of 20 gauge stainless steel with the option of 18 gauge. You can get either a full stainless steel cabinet (box and door) or order just the door in stainless and the box constructed in wood. In looking over the pictures on the website, the wood interiors look very well made so if you were looking to save some money it may be a good option.

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I sent off an e-mail to Steel Kitchen Corporation to see if I could get any more information and I received a response back from Carlos:

“Our cabinets are made with 100% stainless steel ( interior and exterior ). You may combine doors with different colors of mica to create a classic, modern or vintage design.

Our cabinets go by modular units, from 9 in. to 48 in with a 3in. increment.

Prices vary from $ 500 to $ 1500 per modular unit. An average kitchen has around 10 modular cabinets, so a 100% stainless steel kitchen will run from $ 7000 – $ 10000.

Also, we manufacture plywood interior cabinets with the same door fronts we use for our high end lines. This will give you the benefit of having the same look, for a lower cost ( 25% less ).”

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I asked for clarification on the painted/wood look cabinets, as the website said there were more colors available, here is the reply back.

“The colors that you saw, are not painted. This are Formica sheets, that comes in many different colors and also in wood grains.

We could also paint the doors in case there is no available Formica color.”

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As you can see in the picture below, the aqua looks painted – but it is actually a panel insert. I wanted to know if this could be changed out over time since we sometimes like to change up the look of our kitchens.

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Here is his reply back:

“The Formica goes behind the frame and behind the Formica there is a panel of high density foam, which the Formica is glued to.

It is possible to change the Formica sheet in a future.”

So you could change it out from time to time if you wanted to, which is a cool option to have.

From their website:

Steel Kitchen, is a Stainless Steel cabinet parts and accessories manufacturer, licensed by Worldwide Cabinet Systems, inc.

Steel Kitchen, is also a WCSs Registered Trade Mark, for the Distribution Stores of WCS Products

  • WCS systems are patented in the USA and protected in 96 countries all over the world.  
  • Our products are created and manufactured with the worlds most advanced technology.  
  • A computer program allow us to create unlimited cabinet and accessory parts in a matter of minutes, we can cut these parts in our powerful Laser Machines and formed on computerized Press Brakes, all procesess are unbelievably fast with the most accurate precision and the cleanest finishing.  
  • For the above we obtain High End Quality Products at affordable prices.  
  • Our Patented Interlocking Systems are based on Screw-less and Tool-less Assembly, without special skills, anybody can assembly a cabinet boxes in less than 5 minutes.  

 

So there you go……if you love the look of a steel kitchen but don’t wait to wait forever to hunt down a vintage set contact Steel Kitchen Corporation today and all your dreams can come true!

 

All pictures property of Steel Kitchen Corporation and used with permission.

 

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5 Responses to Alert! Alert! Alert! New Steel Kitchen Cabinets Available!!!

  1. Andrea Reply

    May 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Wow, wow, WOW! This is awesome, Sara! I would definitely lean towards putting these cabinets in any future kitchen I might redo. The possibility of changing up the formica is really cool, too!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      May 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      I was pretty excited when I came across this site Andrea…..newly made steel cabinets……SO cool! And I know, changing up that Formica is a really cool option!

  2. Kirk Cunningham Reply

    December 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I have owned my home since 1982. I was built in 1951 and has St. Charles Cabinets. WONDERFUL. My Question: I need to replace some returns on some “drawers” in the lower cabinets. Does anyone have information where I can find replacements?

  3. Marylou Tyler Reply

    April 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    There is another line made in USA – a woman owned company called Stainless Steel Kitchens (www.stainlesssteelkitchen.com). Don’t know much about them other than they pride themselves on a higher quality product than most of the other stainless kitchen cabinet makers out there. Thought you should know… Thank you for posting this… got me on the search for the St. Charles cabinets I had fallen in love with, only to find out they are discontinued.

    Do you know if the Viking license was sold to somebody else yet?

  4. Kelly Salomone Reply

    October 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I have a full St. Charles Kitchen in Melon Green (a light celery color) ready for you. Excellent condition with only a couple of scratches/areas needing paint touch up. 4 full upper cabinets (8 doors), 1 single upper cabinet (1 door), 1 large upper cabinet above wall oven (2 doors), 2 single upper corner cabinets (2 doors), 2 small cabinet sets above refrigerator and stove (4 doors), 4 lower drawers (circular pull outs), 1 set of lower cabinets under the sink with one pull out shelf (2 doors), 1 set of lower cabinets under the counter top stove with 4 pull out shelves (2 doors), 1 lower cabinet with two shelves (2 doors), 2 large drawers under the single wall oven, 1 large bread drawer, 1 large drawer with 3 sections for pans, 5 standard size drawers and a pull out cutting board! They don’t make ’em like they used to! All original hardware. Contact me at kelly.salomone@yahoo.com if intersted in purchasing. For sale ~ make an offer. Available immediately ~ most have been taken out of the kitchen for a remodel. New York state.

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