If you watch cooking shows, then you must have noticed that the appliances used in commercial grade kitchens—from refrigerators and ovens to cookers and countertops—are made of customised stainless steel. It can be attributed to the material's non-porous property, which ensures steel does not absorb odours or stains. Moreover, since stainless steel does not rust, it is the best option when it comes to health and durability. However, rather than going with the tried and tested stainless steel, you can customise the steel to meet the specific requirements of your kitchen. This article looks at trends in the use of custom stainless steel in commercial kitchens.

Black Stainless Steel

Shiny stainless steel has ruled commercial kitchens for a very long time, and it is about time the reign came to an end. With more dynamic commercial kitchens looking for character, shiny stainless steel appliances have become dull, cold and uninviting. Black stainless steel is taking over commercial kitchens, and most restaurateurs are not complaining about the steel's bold feel. Although the trend is only starting to pick up, it will go full throttle in due course. Therefore, if you are planning on remodelling your restaurant, substitute your shiny and bland stainless steel with gorgeous black stainless steel. 

Smart Stainless Steel Countertops

The last place you expect to find smart technology is on a commercial kitchen's countertop. This is because countertops are traditionally used to chop, cut, pound and generally prepare food. Today, however, restaurateurs want a kitchen that can accommodate technology, and custom stainless steel is making all this possible. For example, a chef that wants to share a new recipe with clients via social media platforms needs access to a tablet. However, placing the gadget on the countertop exposes it to the elements, which can damage it. Moreover, if the tablet is not secured, it will most likely fall and break the screen. Nonetheless, commercial kitchen countertop manufacturers are producing customised countertops that have a slot where chefs can slide their tablet. Other countertops come fully fitted with openings that accept charging ports. The accessories allow chefs the freedom to share their recipes without worrying about damaging smart gadgets in the process. 

Under-the-Counter Appliances

Today, trends in commercial kitchen and appliance design are closely connected, and that is why under-the-counter appliances are gaining popularity. However, your devices can only be fitted under the counters if the counters themselves are customized to match the gadgets. For instance, if you want to install a microwave or fridge under the counter, then you have to cut out space in the stainless steel countertop. The main advantage of the trend is that you get to save space.

For more information, contact a custom stainless steel business.