5 Benefits of Your Stainless Steel Kitchen

Posted November 19, 2012 by CPS

Stainless steel is one of the most dynamic metals you can use in your commercial kitchen.  Its look is timeless, its durability is legendary, and its uses are endless.  More likely than not, your kitchen has something in it that is stainless steel whether it is a full range or a small pan.  No matter what you use stainless steel for, there are good reasons why it’s so popular in kitchens everywhere.

  • Stainless steel promotes uniformity.  The metal itself is malleable enough to conform to nearly any shape yet it is still strong enough to withstand the abuse that usually comes with life in a kitchen.  Its uses in the kitchen are nearly limitless which brings uniformity to your food.  By having a fleet of stainless steel pots and pans, your kitchen cooks will be able to cook food evenly no matter which specific pot or pan they’re using.
  • Stainless steel is designed for ease of use.  When manufactured, stainless steel is finished with a layer of chromium.  This extra metal makes clean up quick and easy.  The chromium is used as a barrier that keeps oxygen away from steel which would be damaging to it.  There is obvious upkeep to take into consideration with stainless steel restaurant equipment but no more than any other material in your kitchen.  Basically, if you take care of your stainless steel, it will take care of you.
  • Stainless Steel is versatile.  Because it can be made into nearly any shape, stainless steel can be used in stoves, pans, refrigerators, and even shelves.  Walls and floors aside, stainless steel would be an appropriate surface anywhere in your kitchen.  It is strong and durable so it can put up with the wear and tear that comes with being in a working kitchen.  It is, after all, still steel.
  • Stainless steel is easy to clean.  Because of the chromium layer, the microscopic surface is incredibly smooth.  This uncommonly flat surface means that bacteria simple cannot get a hold.  Where plastics and woods become porous over time, stainless steel will not deteriorate after cleanings so bacteria will stay off of your stainless steel for years to come.
  • Stainless steel is attractive.  You may not think this is the most important thing for your kitchen but a clean, beautiful kitchen inspires those working in it.  Would you rather work in a state of the art, clean office or one that hasn’t been remodeled or cleaned since the 80s?

Whether you have a full stainless steel commercial kitchen or you only have a couple pans, it is a safe and solid material to have in your kitchen.  If you have questions about what stainless steel would work in your kitchen, ask us.