Today, various types of stainless steel appliances are used in the commercial grade professional kitchens of hotels and restaurants all over the world. Stainless steel benches are one of the stainless steel appliances used in these kitchens. Other stainless steel appliances used in professional kitchens may include hand basins, shelving, sinks, trolleys, etc. Stainless steel benches are normally used as a counter top as well as workstations in these commercial kitchens.
At this stage a question may naturally push to the front of your mind, and it is likely that the question is: “why are stainless steel benches used in professional kitchens?” The valid answer to this question is, quite simple, due to the material’s durability, longevity, and ease of cleaning. Stainless steel benefits not only the user, but also the owner of the commercial hospitality establishment.
What are the benefits of stainless steel benches?
Sturdy structure: The most prominent benefits of using stainless steel benches in commercial kitchens may include their reflective surface, corrosion resistance, and ease to keep clean. Stainless steel is known to be sturdier than other types of worktops and is highly resistant to the impact of heat and harsh materials. Moreover, the non-porous surface of stainless steel benches severely reduces the chance of staining. This is because the bench can be cleaned easily after every use, or even at the end of the day.
Look larger than its size: The reflective surface of stainless steel benches gives a kitchen the illusion of being larger than it really is. Your work area looks bigger, even in the smallest of kitchens, because the surface of your bench will reflect light and add a bigger dimensionality to the work area. The high thermal conductivity of steel means that it can acclimatise to the ambient room temperature faster than other materials.
Easy to clean: Stainless steel benches are very easy to clean. You need not use any special cleaning agent or chemical, as normally stainless steel can be cleaned by just wiping them with a damp cloth or sponge. You should never use extremely harsh brushes to clean stainless steel worktops as doing so can deteriorate their smoothness by scratching the surface.
How do I clean stainless steel benches?
One can easily clean stainless steel benches, whether working individually or with a team. You can clean them effectively in no time, even without any costly equipment or tools. You can make your kitchen look clean and shiny by using few very easy-to-get and simple things including some olive oil, white vinegar, a container, a spray bottle and few towels.
Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the entire surface of your stainless steel bench and let it sit for a while. Afterwards, use a towel to clean the mixture from the surface and dry it up. Now take another towel and pour few drops of olive oil on it to rub the benches to give them their shiny look.