Why Stainless Steel is so Popular in the Hospitality Industry

As one of the most prolific stainless steel suppliers in Perth, we have installed stainless steel equipment in a lot of restaurants, pubs, commercial kitchens and industrial kitchens. In the hospitality industry, stainless steel is the material of choice for many applications due to its cleanability, durability and appearance.

Restaurants are subject to extremely high sanitation standards. One mistake in sanitation can lead to many people becoming sick. Consequently, kitchen owners want a material that is easy to keep sanitary. Stainless steel is the best material for kitchen applications because it is non-porous.

Stainless Steel is so Popular in the Hospitality Industry

Properties of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is non-corrosive due to its chromium content. Thanks to a property that is called “passivity,” the surface of stainless steel is self-repairing. The addition of other materials such as nickel and molybdenum further enhances the non-corrosive nature of stainless steel.

Stainless steel is also a very smooth, non-porous surface. That makes it easy to clean because organic materials can’t gain a “foothold” on the surface. The fact that stainless steel is non-porous allows it to be more thoroughly cleaned than porous materials.

Stainless steel is more durable and can bear a heavier load than many metals. Because of this, a stainless steel countertop or bench weighs less than other materials of similar strength. Stainless steel is easily fabricated into bespoke solutions and the cost of maintenance, repair or replacement is lower than that of most other materials.

Some Uses for Stainless Steel in the Hospitality Industry

One can almost outfit an entire kitchen in stainless steel. Pots, pans, tables, benches, sinks, food holding equipment, refrigerators, walk-in coolers and utensils can all be made of stainless steel. For large food processing facilities, hoppers and pipes for transport can also be made of stainless steel.

Call Western Stainless Solutions Today

From small restaurants to giant food processing facilities, Western Stainless Solutions has the experience, expertise and resources to provide a custom solution that will provide you with years of service. Call 1300 794 647 to learn more.

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.