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Stainless Steel for Commercial Kitchens – The Ultimate Choice
Stainless steel (SS) can be found in commercial kitchens all around the world, and there’s a very good reason for this. Not only does it give the kitchen shiny, high-end appeal; it also offers exceptional durability, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and is easy to clean. In this blog post, we’ll shed some light on why there is simply no better choice than stainless steel for restaurants and commercial kitchens.
Hygiene and Ease of Cleaning
When cooking for the public, hygiene is of the utmost importance. Because stainless steel is non-porous; debris, acids, oils and fats cannot penetrate the surface. In a wooden surface these contaminants could spur on the growth of mould and bacteria, and this is the last thing any smart business owner wants to deal with.
Chefs expect to work in a clean, safe and hygienic environment. Stainless steel can be used for everything from benchtops through to cabinets, rangehoods, hand and dish washing sinks and more. Stainless steel will hold up against commercial grade chemicals used in modern kitchens for cleaning and sanitation purposes, and cleaning will take a fraction of the time it otherwise would. This means that chefs can quickly sanitise their work surface on closing, and head into work the next day knowing that the surface is sanitised and ready for use.
Heat Resistance and Long-Term Durability
Kitchens see frequent fluctuations in temperature, in addition to varying levels of moisture. Because stainless steel contains chromium and nickel, it offers exceptional resistance against corrosion and staining. Flame will have little impact on stainless steel, making it a great choice for fire risk reduction purposes. You can expect your SS surface to look great for many years to come due to its strength and heat/corrosion resistant properties.
Taste of Food
Some surfaces have a tendency to impart unpalatable flavours into food, but stainless steel will ensure the food tastes exactly as intended because it is non-porous. This makes it ideal for use in carvery and buffet areas, because it will keep food hotter whilst also reducing the risk of cross contamination. Once service has concluded, simply wipe down the SS surface and it will be ready for the next use.
Stainless steel offers high-end appeal and will fit in with just about any environment. You can select from shiny, lustrous SS or opt for a brushed finish for a warmer appearance. Unlike plastic or aluminium, it will retain its appearance long term. Whilst SS is prone to scratching, they are usually only superficial, and the natural barrier of chromium oxide will quickly rebuild and continue to provide protection against further damage.
Common Uses for Stainless Steel in Commercial Kitchens
- Prep counters/tables
- Separate hand and dish washing sinks
- Buffet/Kitchen Lines
- Storage Areas and Bins
- Stainless Steel Cabinetry
Mascot Steel – SS Fabricators for Commercial Kitchen Builders
Opening a restaurant and looking for a steel fabricator? Mascot Steel are here to help. We’ve been providing high quality SS to commercial builders and individuals in Sydney for more than 40 years. If you seek a high-quality, durable, corrosion and heat resistant kitchen fit out there is simply no better choice than SS.
We can manufacture SS according to your unique requirements and specifications. Please contact us today to discuss your project. We are more than happy to provide an obligation free quote, and we look forward to serving your needs soon.