It’s no wonder stainless steel benches are a staple in commercial kitchens. They’re easy to clean, incredibly durable, hygienic – due to the non-porous nature of stainless steel – and their minimal style looks fantastic in any setup. Better still, some manufacturers can custom fabricate your stainless steel bench to your specific requirements, ensuring a perfect fit and seamless installation.
But before you buy a new stainless steel bench for your kitchen, it’s important to understand the different types of products available so you can make an investment that matches your needs.
Basic stainless steel benches
Basic benches are made up of two stainless steel shelves. The top shelf is typically used for preparing and serving, while the undershelf is used for storage. The dual-shelf design of basic stainless steel benches is particularly handy for kitchens short on floor space.
Consider where you’ll be setting up your bench and exactly what you’ll be using it for. If you don’t require the additional attachments and features of the benches below, a basic stainless steel bench might meet your needs at a more affordable price.
Stainless steel benches with splashback
These benches offer the same features as basic benches, with the addition of a stainless steel splashback across the back edge of the top shelf. It might seem like a minor difference, but a splashback can save you a lot of money and headaches down the track. They protect against the heat, steam, oil and food that can quickly ruin walls in your kitchen. And because they’re made from the same high-quality stainless steel as the rest of the bench, splashbacks are resistant to heat and easy to clean.
Stainless steel sink benches
Looking for more functionality from your bench? With a built-in sink, stainless steel sink benches give you the flexibility to cook, store and wash up all on the one bench. Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust and corrosion, making it the ideal material to cope with constant exposure to water and other liquids.
Sink benches are available in a variety of configurations, such as right and left hand-side models, and single and double sink models. With lots of different options, you’ll have no trouble finding a stainless steel sink bench ideally suited to your layout.
Stainless steel corner benches
Stainless steel corner benches allow you to utilise your floor space more effectively. Their square shape slots perfectly into corners, and they can be adjoined by longer benches to extend your working space.
Stainless steel mobile benches
Does your kitchen travel with you? Or maybe you need a fluid working environment that adapts to changing demands? If you’re looking for a bench that’s flexible and easy to move, stainless steel mobile benches can make your life a whole lot easier. They feature the same stainless steel fittings and shelves as other types of benches, but they are also equipped with wheels that allow the bench to roll smoothly from one place to the next.
Buying your stainless steel bench
Now that you’ve got a better idea of the different stainless steel benches available, the next step is finding a manufacturer with the right product at the right price. Britex is the industry’s preferred choice because of their market-leading range and great prices. They also have the technology and expertise to custom fabricate products to your specific needs, which can make all the difference when designing the perfect kitchen layout.
To invest in a stainless steel bench you’re happy with for the long haul, get in touch with the experienced team at Britex today.