Stainless steel serves up a perfect commercial recipe
Feb 28, 2011 | 07:00 PM
| Myra Pinkham
The commercial and institutional food service industry is a market "where stainless is a must," according to Markus A. Moll, managing director and senior market research analyst at Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH, Reutte, Austria. He said the properties of stainless steels are perfect for any application where there is contact with food.
"Stainless has excellent hygienic properties and it can be cleaned well," a spokesman for Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, said. "It is also very durable, which is important given how often the food equipment, cookware and preparation surfaces are used and how aggressively it must be cleaned."
That, he said, is what makes it attractive to the food service industry, rather than its pleasing appearance, as is the case with home appliances. "Food processing facilities (perhaps the major use of stainless steels within food service) need to be kept clean," he said.
A Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) spokesman agreed, noting that the food service industry is able to use harsh cleaning agents on stainless without yielding to rust.....
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