Kitchen benches are an essential feature in any commercial kitchen design. Besides providing a surface where the magic can happen, benches also provide other components, including shelves, appliances, splashback, ovens, sinks, drawers and other accessories. Nothing beats stainless steel when it comes to the best material for kitchen benches.
In the hospitality world, designing a perfect layout for your kitchen space is key to creating the most productive and nurturing working environment. Let’s look at how important kitchen benches are for your commercial kitchen and all the advantages of stainless steel.
What are the advantages of using stainless steel benches in your commercial kitchen?
The advantages of commercial stainless steel benches relate to their ease of use, longevity and their rightful perception as clean and durable workspaces.
Regarding materials to use in a commercial kitchen, stainless steel is second to none. From a purely functional perspective, stainless steel is a durable material perfect for the hectic demands of a commercial kitchen. Stainless steel can handle extreme temperatures, both heat and cold, and has high rust and corrosion resistance.
Antibacterial and easy to clean
In food preparation, cleanliness is vital, and your kitchen must avoid contamination at all costs. One of the huge advantages of using stainless steel in hospitality is how hygienic it is. Not only is it naturally antibacterial, but it is also easy to clean and maintain. Quicker cleaning times mean more time spent on cooking, making your kitchen productive.
Choice of a range of features
Along with durability and cleanliness, your stainless steel kitchen bench can boast a lot of features, including storage space, glasswashers, undershelves, kitchen cabinets, sinks, dishwashers and shelves.
Advantages with customers
Food is prepared right in front of the customer in some restaurants, such as teppanyaki restaurants, sandwich shops and ice-creameries. In these situations, your workbenches need to look clean, appealing and professional, as it will give a sense of trust to the customer that you value hygiene and their comfort. You can build the perfect benches to fit your environment with custom-made catering equipment.
Where should I place it? Design and layout considerations
Your kitchen is the beating heart of your restaurant, so it only makes sense that you want to get the layout right. But what separates a good kitchen layout from a bad one? The number one priority for any kitchen layout is functionality. You’re there to make food, and your workspace needs to make the whole operation easier for your staff members. Consider what your restaurant does and find the best placement, from cooking equipment to the preparation space. This information will help your fabricator design the perfect layout for your restaurant.
After functionality, aesthetics and style are also important. A hygienic and professional kitchen not only gives an excellent impression on the customers but will also lift the spirits of your staff. Making life easier for them, from cooking to cleaning, will help your team excel.
8 beautiful restaurant kitchen designs utilising stainless steel benchtops
An example of a corner bench making the best use of room space. Corners will be an issue in all rooms, but luckily, it’s easy to get around this with stainless steel benches.
Mobile benches are great for flexibility with your layout. Also, the extra shelving is fantastic for having supplies readily available.
Cabinets can be easily incorporated into the stainless benches and can be used for cleaning supplies, kitchen equipment and other items.
A mixture of the previous two designs, mixing cabinets and shelving. The cabinets would be great for cleaning supplies, while the open shelving suits kitchen equipment (pans, pots, trays, etc.) you’ll need at a moment’s notice.
Cooktops are essential to many restaurants and can be installed in your fabricated stainless steel bench. Martin Stainless Steel can also design exhaust and ventilation options for your kitchen.
Because bars are out in the open, they must balance functionality and aesthetics. Above is an example of a bar designed by Martin Stainless Steel.
A stainless steel bench where the customers can drink at the bar. Bars can be built in various sizes to suit a range of furniture and types of environments.
Another kitchen layout with a middle bench, cooker, ventilation and various trays. It is a great option for a larger restaurant or fast food venue.
Take the next steps with your stainless steel benches and benchtop supplier
While your customers may never see it, your kitchen is the most important part of your entire restaurant. Designing an ideal layout with high-quality installations will make all the difference to your kitchen’s efficiency, durability, convenience and productivity.
Hiring an expert stainless steel fabrication team like Martin Stainless Steel provides a range of benefits. Not only can we listen to your needs and offer expert solutions, but we will also design and install your new kitchen layout. Whatever dimensions your floor space is, we’ll create the best high-grade stainless steel benches for your site.
At Martin Stainless Steel, we design and build all our fabrications in Sydney, but our courier network can deliver all over Australia, including Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. Our expert team prides itself on being able to design and build the best stainless steel layout for any kitchen space.
Contact our friendly team today to discuss your next project and all things stainless steel!