Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth, but, until now, its most common use in the kitchen has been covering dishes or containing cola. New on the market, SieMatic’s horizontally ribbed aluminum cabinets have the cool appearance and durability of steel, with a softer look than stainless and a textured surface that doesn’t show fingerprints.

“This is a style for people who want an ultramodern look, but who don’t like the cold, hard feel of stainless,” says SieMatic president and CEO Frank Siekmann. “Aluminum is durable and easy to clean, but it’s warmer and more approachable than stainless. You might say it glows, rather than shines.” Showroom locations or catalogs are available at or by calling (800) 765-5266.