How stainless steel became the material of choice
Stainless steel design is ubiquitous in commercial kitchens and has become a staple in many residential kitchens as well—with good reason. A professional stainless steel kitchen has many benefits to its users. There's really no limit to how you can use stainless steel design in any space to lift the area and at the same time create a workspace that can take pretty much anything you throw at it.
What exactly is stainless steel?
Stainless steel design is commonly used because it's durable and high quality. The material itself is an alloy of different metals, but the ratio of the components can vary and this will affect the quality of the steel. For a professional stainless steel kitchen, you want the best possible steel so it's a good idea to be on the lookout for stainless steel of at least 304 grade (18/10) stainless steel. That means that the stainless steel is made up of 18% chromium and 10% nickel and the end-product is of good quality. Chromium helps stop deterioration whilst nickel gives real strength to the steel.
As a general rule, the higher the ratio of chromium and nickel in the steel, the better the quality will be so if you're planning or designing a commercial kitchen it is probably worthwhile to invest in good quality stainless steel for its longevity and design.
Where stainless steel is the best choice
You can, of course, choose a stainless steel design for the entire kitchen, but there are some areas where it's without a doubt the best material to use. Sinks, for instance, aren't the most glamorous or interesting parts of any kitchen but they are certainly among the most useful, and heavily used. Worktops are another area where stainless steel will make your life easier and create a great working space even in high-pressure kitchens.