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Benefits of Stainless Steel Tables

Updated on April 28, 2015

Stainless Steel Island

Stainless steel island and other kitchen appliances
Stainless steel island and other kitchen appliances

What is Stainless Steel

Stainless steel also known as inox steel, is a steel alloy made with a minimum of 10.5 percent chromium. There are two commonly used stainless steel production formulas: austenitie, made with chromium and nickel, and ferritic made with chromium and carbon. 70% of stainless steel products produced today are made from mixture of chromium and nickel. Ferritic products are typically less expensive; however carry a higher risk of corrosion. Stainless steel in general does not corrode, rust, or stain with water drops. However using stainless steel under low oxygen, or high salinity, or a poor circulation environment can cause discoloring.

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Multiple uses of Stainless Steel Tables

Typically a stainless steel table is associated with commercial restaurant kitchens; however the medical industry finds this product a must.The durability of stainless steel tables coupled with the fact that it can be sterilized by super heated steam makes its use in medical facilities irreplaceable. Almost every room in a doctors office or hospital will have stainless steel furniture present. Being a non-porous product, stainless steel is rust resistant, and waterproof. These products are highly durable and remarkably light weight. Although stainless steel should be polished on occasion to ensure its longevity it is generally a low maintenance product in comparison to more porous products. A stainless steel table can stand up to extreme heat and sharp temperature changes. If taken care of properly a good table can last up to 100 years.

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Food Contact Surface

If the stainless steel table has the right grade, it can be used as an actual food contact surface. The more porous materials like wood or granite should not have direct contact will your food. Aside from the bacteria issues, the texture provided by porous material can be difficult to work around. Commercial kitchen grade stainless steel has very high temperature properties. The table top although will get warm and cold does not absorb the heat or cold objects placed on it. Typically your table will be room temperature making it the ideal temperature to work with food on.

Ease of Use

The finish on a stainless steel table provides a clean flat even surface, great for rolling out cookies or flattening out hamburger patties. With a quick clean and disinfecting, a cook can easily move on to the next course. Bakers and pizza makers know the importance of a non-porous surface is a must for rolling out dough. If a fisherman is part of your family, cleaning a fish on a stainless steel table is quick and easy and does not absorb the smell. The toughness of stainless steel holds up well to children and excessive use.

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How Green is Stainless Steel

Today’s environmental impact is a criteria in our selection of materials we want to use. Stainless steel has a rating of 80 – 90 percent end of life use, which means that almost all materials are recycled. Currently the largest supplier of raw product to new steel manufactures is recycled steel. In general any new stainless steel table will contain about 60% of recycled product. Stainless steel is one of the few products that are recycled without degrading; therefore it makes a complete continuous loop of recycled products.

The Benefits of Stainless Steel

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Modern Decor

For a modern décor stainless steel is a must. The finish adds a clean linear look that is appealing to the eye. One of the most popular finishes in kitchen design, second only to granite is stainless steel. Many of us, who do not want to take on a remodel project or are not in a position to upgrade our kitchen, can simply add a stainless steel table, or portable island. Incorporating a prep stainless steel table into your home kitchen will change your cooking habits as well as add an upscale restaurant motif to your living space.

Multi Purpose Stainless Steel Table

The man cave can also benefit greatly from the usefulness of a stainless steel table. The stain resistance material can stand up to even the roughest treatment. Some stainless steel products are magnetic, therefore storing spices in a kitchen or nails and screws in small magnetic containers are handy. Stainless steel is not affected by temperature changes, rust, or water, therefore the indoor/outdoor usage is ideal. A portable stainless steel table is a must accessory to all BBQ areas and outdoor kitchens. The ability to disinfect a cooking prep surface without worry of leaving a residue or worse absorption is a comfort to most.

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