The stakes are high when considering and actual planning to equip a commercial and hygienic kitchen, not only equipment that must stand the test of time but also you should invest in high quality items whether it’s workbenches or the actual kitchen appliances and when I say quality I mean as in your first and fundamental concern.
The first and most important piece of equipment is a stainless steel kitchen bench otherwise your restaurant kitchen will be incomplete and that’s outing it simply and honestly.
Now with that in mind, stainless steel benches will be our main focus in this article, as the majority of restaurant owners prefer these due to several reasons.
The different type of stainless steel used depends on what you use the item for and co0mes in different gauges and types. In the gauge section discussion, we will not discuss the 18 gauge as it only concerns stainless steel tables which we are not interested in, in this article. So let’s start by discussing the two types of gauges used:
The 16 gauge Stainless Steel Bench (for convenience sake I will refer to it as SSB for the rest of this article):
As mentioned we will not discuss the 18 gauge so we move onto the next best option which in this article will be the best option for the bench category at your disposal and that is the 16 gauge SSB. When seeking a very good balance between quality and affordability commercial units this will be your best option especially for use in any commercial units.
As a high durability SSB even higher than the 18 gauge you will find the 16 gauge to be quite affordable As this SSB is compatible with most if not all applications its versatility in an unmatched advantage.
14 gauge stainless steel SSB:
This product would be most likely your choice if a higher degree of quality and durability is one of your main priorities. Without having to worry about denting or scratching of any kind and suitable for rough applications and its resistance to heavy-duty usage this type of SSB workbench is the chosen option of most butchers.
Now a quick mention of the two types of stainless steel:
In commercial graded SSB manufacturing, the type 304 is arguably the most popular stainless steel used due to its high degree of resistance against rust and or corrosion with low levels of carbon and high levels of nickel and chromium.
Known as the low-grade steel due to a degree of chromium and iron and is not as resistant to corrosion as any of the other types.