It’s no secret that stainless steel combines beauty with practical benefits for your whole commercial kitchen. With so many kitchen tools now featuring stainless steel finishes, you can select IMC countertops to blend seamlessly with your refrigerator, freezer, cabinets & more. There is no denying that stainless steel countertops are considered a restaurant kitchen hallmark.
But, why are stainless steel countertops so popular?
In this article, we will look at the main benefits of equipping your commercial kitchen with an IMC stainless steel countertop.
Wood, Concrete & Stone Countertops: The Contenders
Many home kitchens use wood, concrete, or stone as the choice material for a countertop. For commercial kitchens, this is simply not an option. But, why is that?
The answer is all commercial kitchens see a high amount of volume on a day-to-day basis. Materials like wood, concrete, or stone are not fit for such an active & energetic environment. The truth of the matter is commercial kitchens must have sufficient equipment to keep operations running smoothly & quickly.
Stainless Steel Countertops: An Unrivaled Champion
There are important reasons why commercial kitchens select stainless steel over wood, concrete, or stone. Let’s take a dive into the pros of stainless steel countertops:
Commercial kitchens must be clean & stainless steel is one of the most sanitary materials you can use. Unlike wood, concrete or stone, it is non-porous, so bacteria & contaminants are easy to remove. Additionally, stains or spills will not set on stainless steel thanks to the non-porous surface.
Strength & Durability
It is a known fact that stainless steel is nearly indestructible – even standing up to the toughest treatment. Furthermore, stainless steel resists both heat & rust. For example, placing & lifting a hot pan will leave zero burn marks on the surface of the stainless steel.
There are certain areas of countertops that can be customized to fit the needs of your commercial kitchen. Many commercial kitchens opt to incorporate a backsplash, a complete sink, different edges, or splash guards. Most IMC countertops are placed above a base cabinet for added functionality. To sum up, outfitting your IMC countertop with options simply increases practicality.
Stainless steel looks attractive on any surface, but on a countertop, it looks even better. Stainless steel offers a distinctive appearance that blends flawlessly into modern commercial kitchens. The sleek, shiny & modern feel of a countertop is sure to be pleasing to all employees.
At IMC/Teddy, we manufacture fully customizable countertops to fit seamlessly into your restaurant, dining hall, cafeteria, or any other commercial facility. All IMC countertops come standard with hat channels, square edges (1 1/4” or 1 ½”) & sound deadening. Other edges such as rolled, flat & marine are available. For our countertop lineup, click here.