Food & Beverage

Why Stainless Steel Grates are necessary for Food and Beverage Applications

In a setting where food and beverages are being prepared it’s important to have drainage grates that are high-performing, long lasting, hygienic, and easy to clean. Stainless steel grates are perfect for food and beverage applications because they have all of these necessary qualities.

When you are preparing food, hygiene is one of your most important considerations. Stainless steel is hygienic and easy to clean which is why it is used in not only food and beverage applications but also in medical settings. Stainless steel does not have pores or cracks that would allow food particles to collect and provide a breeding ground for bacteria which is what makes stainless steel the best solution. It also has a very smooth surface that is easily accessible and easy to clean with soap and water.

In restaurants, cafeterias, commercial kitchens etc, it is also very important that stainless steel grates for drainage be corrosion resistant. Some of the foods that are prepared in these types of settings can be very acidic and can be damaging to other types of materials. Chemicals used for cleaning and sterilizing can also be very corrosive which is why stainless steel grates are paramount.

At SAS Drainage Solutions all of our stainless steel grates are manufactured using 100%, 316 grade stainless steel. This particular grade of stainless steel is also known as marine grade stainless steel because it is made specifically with corrosion resistance in mind. Stainless steel is an alloy that uses chromium because of its ability to resist corrosion and the higher grade stainless steel that we use has a higher concentration of chromium which greatly improves its ability to stand up to the various food items, harsh chemicals, and other abuse that our stainless steel grates must endure in food and beverage applications.

Our stainless steel grates are available in 5 different styles. They are available in various standard lengths including 900 mm, 1200 mm, 2400 mm or they can be fabricated to any length you choose. Our stainless steel grates are durable, aesthetically pleasing, and offer incredible corrosion resistance, making them perfect for restaurants, cafeterias, bars, or any other food and beverage application.