There's a reason stainless steel is a common kitchen material: it's non-porous, easy to clean and disinfect, and impervious to heat, spills, stains, and rust. While butcher block rolling islands might seem like a go-to, I think I prefer the industrial, no-fuss look of a stainless steel island instead. Here are a few examples to inspire you if you're thinking of getting one yourself:
Do you have a stainless steel island? How do you like it?
(Images: 1. Jim Franco; 2. Naomi Finlay for Dwell; 3. Rebekah Zaveloff of KitchenLab via Houzz; 4. Michael Graydon for House and Home; 5. Brian Droege of Trends International via Houzz)