Thursday 19 March 2015

What Makes Stainless Steel An Ideal Cornerguard Material?

Typically, when we think stainless steel we think of our kitchen sinks or a high-dollar chef's knife. However, stainless steel is a highly versatile and strong material with a wide variety of applications.

Stainless steel is a steel alloy, classified as having a minimum of 10.5% chromium in its makeup. This specialized steel does not readily rust, corrode, or stain like regular steel would. Stainless steel's inherent resistance to corrosion and staining make it a popular material for use in tableware, surgical instruments, household hardware, sink basins, and appliances. Tanks used to carry orange juice and other similarly acidic substances are often made with stainless steel because of its resistance to corrosion. It's also an excellent material to use in jewelry because it will not react with the body and corrode or turn black.

It's these properties that make stainless steel an ideal material for support beams, railing, trim, and corner guards in facilities. Plastics and rubbers can warp in the heat or otherwise react to various chemicals and materials because of their volatile make up. However, stainless steel is relatively inert and would be a much safer option in facilities which manufacture chemicals or other hazardous materials. Stainless steel is durable and strong; you'll never have to worry about its ability to withstand rough treatment. Plus, caring for your stainless steel corner guards is a breeze. Simply wipe with some warm water and gentle detergent and your corner guards will regain that luster stainless steel is so well known for.

As you can see, stainless steel has a lot of benefits to offer your facility as corner guards and more. If you would like more information, feel free to visit our website. Feel free to contact us directly, and we'd love to go over your needs and suggest a few options for you.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Three Reasons To Install Stainless Steel Corner Guards In Your Restaurant

Your restaurant provides meals for hundreds, if not thousands, of people every week. There is always something happening in the front of the house and in the kitchen. Over time, all that action starts to show on the building, both inside and out. No place is this more evident than on the corners of walls in the kitchen and serving areas. This is where all the work gets done, so, it makes sense that it shows the most wear. But, the truth is, you don't have to live with it. In fact, here are three reasons to install stainless steel corner guards in your restaurant kitchen.
Minimizes Damage

Take a look around your kitchen and pay close attention to the corners at the entrances and around work areas. It's clear that the cooks bump into them with pots and pants, carts and equipment quite often. You can also see that the servers and those that bus the tables clip them on the way past with trays and bus tubs. Chances are they are nicked, scratched and damaged which allows moisture to get beneath the paint, causing serious problems. With stainless steel corner guards installed, no matter how many times they are bumped or banged, the corners stay in good condition.

Food Safe Surface

Corner guards made with 304-grade stainless steel cannot be damaged by food acids, dyes or fats. In fact, this grade of stainless steel is used in many kitchen appliances, pots and pans, utensils and equipment. In other words, it is completely safe to use in and around food preparation areas. What's more, the stainless steel does not emit any dangerous chemicals or odors, making it a very safe choice. In addition, this grade of stainless steel is immune to the effects of sterilization solutions and other cleaners which means it will last longer than other types of materials.

Ease Of Cleaning

Cleanliness isn't just a good idea in a restaurant, it's an absolute requirement. Bacteria and nasty germs can accumulate on kitchen surfaces and cause a myriad of diseases and illnesses. Stainless steel corner guards are impervious to most everything, but that doesn't mean they do not need a good cleaning. In fact, they should be cleaned at a minimum of once per day as well as any time they are soiled. The benefit of using stainless steel is that a quick wipe down with an antibacterial or stainless-specific cleaner and a soft cloth is all it takes to get them clean.

If you're concerned about the appearance and safety of your restaurant kitchen, contact us to discuss how our stainless steel corner guards can benefit you. We will be more than happy to go over the specs and to help you determine the proper size and style of corner guards for your application.