Concerning both cleanliness and functionality, commercial kitchens are likely to differ from the one you are used to using at home. Everything from the countertops to the dishwasher and other appliances may vary because of its high-volume usage. Read on as we cover some materials seen in a commercial kitchen and why they can be for the best.
Stainless steel not only offers a smooth surface for restaurant kitchens; more importantly, it provides optimal cleaning and sanitation properties as well. While they may look pretty, porous surfaces seen in everyday kitchens can hoard tons of bacteria if not properly cleaned. Stainless steel wipes clean and looks attractive, all while being durable enough to use in a commercial kitchen setting. Some more porous materials you might be able to think of include:
Wood veneer is used on cabinets and removable shelves. Wood veneer cabinetry can make a commercial kitchen look and feel more home-like with its neutral yet rich tones. The wood-like material replicates authentic wood but is coated with a water-resistant material made for kitchen use. The waterproof coating keeps the surface material intact as it’s easy to wipe down.
While not as commonly used because of the expense, copper can be used in a commercial kitchen. Copper is more likely to be seen in the form of hanging pots and pans but can also be used to create a custom-made range. Copper is easy to clean and extremely durable. A copper range reflects its signature reddish hue and gives any commercial kitchen a refined and countryside look.
Texas Metal Equipment can custom fabricate your commercial kitchen or full-service bar. With over 75 years in the industry, we can help guide your project to the end and get you the custom components you deserve without sacrificing efficiency. You can take a look at our portfolio to see previous kitchens we’ve built.