There is a lot that goes into a modern commercial kitchen. They are large and complex with a myriad of appliances and equipment which must last for years. For modern kitchens, commercial kitchen manufacturers have relied on stainless steel to create much of this equipment. In a kitchen, steel is used for everything from refrigerators to benchtops and stainless steel sinks. Stainless steel is very durable, hygienic, and corrosion-resistant which makes it perfect for commercial kitchens.
The stainless steel used by commercial kitchen manufacturers will usually have up to 18% chromium and up to 10% nickel. The nickel makes the steel more malleable and easily formed, this allows it to be bent into shapes like benchtops and stainless steel sinks. Laser cutting is often used to create complex shapes or precisely cut holes.
Commercial kitchen manufacturers use stainless steel in kitchens for many reasons, some main components are:
- Benchtops – a benchtop needs to be a strong surface that can withstand food preparation work, it also must be hygienic and easy to clean. Stainless steel meets all of these needs.
- Stainless Steel Sinks – as these will often be damp or wet, the corrosion resistance properties of stainless steel are needed.
- Steel trolleys – need to be hygienic for transporting various food items.
- Dishwashers and appliances – steel is used for strength and surface durability.
Southern Cross Laser are expert commercial kitchen manufacturers, contact us to learn more about stainless steel in kitchens.