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How Stainless Steel Changed the Food and Beverage Industry

In this day and age, we tend to take stainless steel manufacturers for granted, in Perth and across Australia. However, stainless steel hasn’t always been around. Though it was created as early as 1911, stainless steel didn’t become popular in England and the US until 1929. Even then, the Great Depression would slow its rise.

The Safer Choice

Why was stainless steel such a revelation to the food and beverage industry? Couldn’t they just make their sinks and tables out of something else? Of course they could, but stainless steel made it easier to maintain a restaurant without making people sick.

How Stainless Steel Changed the Food and Beverage Industry

Most drinks, such as sodas, beer and dairy, can be corrosive to all metals. Not only would metal containers contaminate products with the residue of corrosion, they also became safe havens for bacteria. Food and dairy processing was much more dangerous to consumers before stainless steel became a viable option.

Only stainless steel can be used to process or transport liquids in a way that guarantees sanitation and quality. Most metals contaminate liquids if stored there for long. Before stainless steel, beverages were transported in bottles, which were fragile.

Stainless steel allowed restaurants to become much more sanitary. They also allowed food processing and storage to become much more efficient. Simply stated: large scale processing cannot be done without stainless steel.

Fast Forward

Currently, stainless steel is used in most food and beverage processing. Products such as beer, wine, dairy, soft drinks, meat, fish, vegetables and baked goods are all processed using stainless steel equipment.

For the food processing industry, they know stainless steel is efficient and safe. It is easy to maintain and keep sanitary to prevent foods and beverages from becoming contaminated from metals or from bacteria and fungi.

Call Western Stainless Solutions Today

Whether you own a pub, a restaurant or a food processing facility, we can make the equipment you need to run a tight ship. To learn more, call us today: 1300 794 647.

About Paul

Paul Bartlett is the owner and director of Western Stainless Solutions. He has a passionate commitment to personally seeing each project through from conception to completion. Mr Bartlett has owned Western Stainless Solutions since 2005. He had prior experience as a foreman for Caterlink, where he learned to fit out numerous restaurants with stainless steel equipment.

With Western Stainless Solutions, Mr Bartlett has overseen numerous large projects, always getting them finished on time and on budget. His favourite projects include:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Coles Inglewood
  • Woolworths Yanchep
  • Mt Barker Chicken
  • The Merrywell Bar
  • Perth Children's Hospital
  • St John of God Subiaco refurb and development

Mr Bartlett has extensive experience in completing large projects, but is always around to add a personal touch to projects such as restaurants and pubs.

Mr Bartlett also has experience in the sports world. He currently serves as a volunteer coach for School Sports WA and spent two years as the General Manager of the Stirling Senators in the State Basketball League.

The bottom line: Mr Bartlett specialises in getting things done. He has a “hands-on” approach that is rare for owners of businesses the size of Western Stainless Solutions.