Benefits Of Stainless Steel For Commercial Kitchens & Catering
As Australia’s leading stainless steel benches and cabinet manufacturers, we find ourselves providing bespoke solutions for a lot of commercial kitchens.
Stainless steel is the most hygienic choice for kitchens because it is an affordable and reliable material.
Other than using a highly expensive metal such titanium, stainless steel provides a surface that is easy to keep sanitary in a commercial kitchen environment.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces
You may have heard that stainless steel is crucial for hygiene in commercial kitchens and catering environments.
In hospitality or commercial kitchens, sanitation is important to prevent food related illnesses. It is also paramount to prevent food from being cross-contaminated by other substances.
Stainless steel’s hygiene properties can be summarised through it’s easy maintenance. Daily cleaning of all kitchen benches and cabinets is commonplace. This means that stainless steel needs to be highly resistant to rust and scratches.
Stainless steel surfaces don’t have pores, making it impossible for dirt, bacteria, fungi or viruses to gain a “foothold” – if you don’t own a stainless steel bench yet you will love how easy it is to clean.
The cleanability of stainless steel is similar to that of glass. It is far superior to materials such as plastic or aluminium. When all of this is considered, you have a surface that provides aesthetics, economy, durability and protection against bacteria. No wonder it’s such a popular choice in restaurants and hospitality businesses around Australia!
Stainless steel is ideal for food applications so that it’s no surprise that it’s an established material of choice for food businesses.
Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistance
Its resistance to corrosion makes it last a long time. This can be attributed in part to its non-porous nature.
While stainless steel is a durable and sturdy surface, it is also soft enough that it can be easily formed into whatever piece of equipment is necessary, which makes it an ideal material for use on kitchen benches and sinks.
Stainless Steel Types – 304, 316 and 430
Now you may be wondering what type of stainless steel is best for your commercial kitchen.
The stainless steel types range from 304, 316 to 430 as the most commonly used steel surfaces for manufacturing.
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