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Why Use Stainless Steel Equipment for Your Professional Kitchen

Updated on November 11, 2014
Stainless Steel Kitchen
Stainless Steel Kitchen

If you’ve seen a professional kitchen, whether in real life or on television, you will notice that majority, if not all of these are made of a silvery, shiny metal called stainless steel. You may be wondering, why these kitchens require such equipment using the same kind of material and why these do not use varied equipment like home kitchens. There are many logical reasons for such a choice, and here are some of them:

Stainless steel bakery oven
Stainless steel bakery oven

Stainless steel is durable – this alloy is made out of iron with some chromium in it. The more chromium there is in the mix, the higher the corrosion resistance of the metal. Sometimes, other metals are added to this alloy as well, which gives it more durability, and these include nickel, titanium, molybdenum and copper, to name a few. The toughness of this metal makes it ideal for the creation of stainless steel kitchen equipment due to its exposure to possible banging, sharp edges, and many more.

Stainless steel can withstand both hot and cold temperatures – since kitchens are exposed to both, hot and cold temperatures that is, it is then but natural for the equipment found here to be made out of a material that can survive the extremes of both. This is why this can be used in the creation of cooling equipment as well as heating equipment (refrigerators and stoves).

Stainless steel resists corrosion – one of the main reasons why stainless steel equipment, like stainless sinks and kitchen ranges, is used in professional kitchens is due to its corrosion resistance. Since kitchens are exposed constantly to moisture, having corrosion resistant equipment is a must. Not only are these less of a problem when it comes to maintenance, but these are also safer and more hygienic due to the absence of rust.

Stainless steel is safe for food preparation – this particular type of steel is also chosen for kitchens and commercial food preparation mainly because this type of steel does not give foods any metallic flavor, as compared with some metals.

Stainless steel is easy to maintain – keeping this particular metal clean and looking great is easy because it does not stain and can be easily wiped off with a rag. While the steel plates that are used in creating these equipment do come with “grains”, and may get scratched if cleaned against these grains, these are still easy enough to clean and keep clean. To reduce the possibility of scratches, you should follow stainless steel cleaning tips that can be found online.

Stainless steel is nice to look at – you have to admit, the silvery luster of this metal makes whatever is made out of it look great. The shiny, and clean look of stainless steel makes it appealing to look at, and makes any kitchen look really clean and very professional.

Stainless steel is cost effective – this particular metal, while somewhat costlier than others that look like it, is considered cost effective because the initial investment you make on buying and installing the equipment made from this may be high, but the equipment lasts a long time. Not needing replacements or repairs for a long period of time actually saves you more money in the long run than buying cheaper equipment that will require constant repairs and refurbishing every year or so. This is what makes it cost effective – long lasting and not needing repairs or replacements for a long time.

Stainless steel does not dent easily – one of the other metals that people sometimes choose to use for their professional kitchens is aluminum. This is because aluminum is cheaper and has a similar, silvery look to stainless steel. What some people forget is that while these two metals do look somewhat the same, they are not the same in terms of durability and propensity to denting. Aluminum dents easily due to its high malleability, as compared with stainless steel, which does not dent that quickly.

Stainless steel is versatile – this particular type of metal is so versatile, you can actually use it to create any equipment or item in your kitchen. This is why these metals are used to create tables, counters, sinks, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, and many more. These are even used to create pots, pans, warmers, serving platters and dishes, and a whole lot more.

Stainless steel bakery prep table
Stainless steel bakery prep table

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