When it comes to commercial kitchens, investing in high-quality items is necessary to keep up with the demanding work that goes on. That’s true for appliances, stainless steel benches, stainless steel sinks, shelves, flooring, and more.

Kitchen benches are important for the basic operations that will go on within the restaurant kitchen. We recommend stainless steel kitchen benches because of the quality and durability of the build. There are some important things to go over when purchasing one for your kitchen, so read on to make sure you get the right type of kitchen bench for your needs.

 

Different Types of Stainless Steel

There are two distinct features of stainless steel you should become familiar with before making your purchase decisions. The first feature to pay attention to is the gauge. The gauge of the stainless steel refers to the thickness of it. A lower number means a thicker sheet of metal. That also means that a lower number gauge is going to end up being more durable than a higher gauge.

Additionally, you should be aware of the grade, or type of stainless steel. We use different grades of stainless steel for different purposes. For example, some grades are cheaper than others. Some grades are more resistant to outside forces, such as heat or acid. The grade tells a lot about the makeup of the stainless steel and what we should use it for.

18 Gauge Stainless Steel
This type of stainless steel bench is a fantastic budget option for those who are looking to save. It is less durable than other options, which explains the cheaper price, but it is usually more than enough for general, less intensive uses.

16 Gauge Stainless Steel
The 16 gauge stainless steel kitchen bench is a great option for commercial kitchens looking for a balance between durability and price. It is still relatively affordable and is more durable than its 18 gauge counterpart.

14 Gauge Stainless Steel
The most durable option available is the 14 gauge stainless steel kitchen bench. If durability and quality are of the utmost importance, this is the option for your commercial kitchen. We can often find these benches in butcher shops and any other kitchens that need heavy duty benches for their operations.

Type 304 Stainless Steel
This type of stainless steel is one of the most popular because of its resistance to rust and corrosion. The resistance to these translates to outstanding performance under heavy utilisation.

Type 316 Stainless Steel
Type 316 stainless steel is the second more commonly used steel, due to its strength, durability, and high corrosion resistance. It is an ideal option for environments that need to adhere to strict hygiene and cleanliness standards.

Type 430 Stainless Steel
Type 430 stainless steel is less resistant to corrosion when compared to Type 304 and 316, but it is a more budget friendly option for those wanting to save.

 

Design Particularities

Drawers
In a commercial kitchen setting, the more space you have at your disposal, the better. Stainless steel benches with drawers allow you to store kitchen items such as gloves, silverware, labels, and more.

Casters
Casters make it easy to move stainless steel benches around the kitchen, giving employees added versatility and convenience. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that casters add some height to the kitchen bench.

Under Shelves
Aside from storing things in the drawers that come with kitchen benches, you can also store things in the under shelves. Whether it's important equipment that you have to use at the job regularly, or some random items that need a storage space, under shelves will prove helpful.

  

Types of Stainless Steel Benches

BenchTech Single Sink Bench

BenchTech Single Sink Benches are made from 1.2mm grade 304 stainless steel complete with a 2.0mm corrosion resistant zinc plated steel substrate.
A single bowl with 90mm European Waste (50mm Connection) and 1.2mm grade 304 stainless steel pipe shelf supplied as standard.

Dirty Utility Sink

Standard design for health project 'Dirty Utility' rooms. Includes flushing rim (sluice) sink and standard bowl. Fully customisable.

BenchTech Flat Island Benches

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BenchTech Flat Island Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, legs and solid undershelf

BenchTech Mobile Benches

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BenchTech Mobile Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, legs + castors and solid undershelf.
Available lengths: 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech Work Benches with 150mm Splashbacks

BenchTech Work Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, legs and solid undershelf. Includes 150mm high splashback.
Available lengths: 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech 300mm Wall Shelf

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BenchTech 300mm Wall Shelf; various standard sizes.
Available sizes: 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech 300mm Pipe Shelf

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BenchTech 300mm Pipe Shelf; various standard sizes.
Available sizes: 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech Corner Work Bench with 150mm Splashback

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BenchTech Corner Work Bench with 150mm splashback. Supplied with solid undershelf and legs.

Bed Pan & Bottle Rack LPBR

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Stainless steel rack for storing bed pans and bottles in hospitals and aged care facilities.

Laboratory Peninsula Bench

Peninsula Bench with sink and extra high splashback designed specifically for laboratory applications. Manufactured from grade 304 or acid resistant grade 316 stainless steel. Custom designs available.

Laboratory Work Station

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Work Station with sink and extra high splashback designed specifically for laboratory applications. Manufactured from grade 304 or acid resistant grade 316 stainless steel. Custom designs available.

Laboratory Corner Bench

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Corner Bench with sink designed specifically for laboratory applications. Manufactured from grade 304 or acid resistant grade 316 stainless steel. Custom designs available.

Flat Sheet Shelf

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Stainless Steel flat sheet shelf with wall mounting brackets. Manufactured to standard and custom dimensions as required.

Square Tube Shelf

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Stainless Steel shelves manufactured from heavy duty square tubing. Made to standard and custom dimensions as required. Commonly used in commercial kitchen areas.

Stainless Steel Benches With Sinks

BenchTech Single Sink Benches - Right Hand Bowl

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BenchTech Single Sink Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, RHS bowl, legs and pipe undershelf.
Available Stainless Steel benches length: 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech Single Sink Benches - Left Hand Bowl

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BenchTech Single Sink Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, LHS bowl, legs and pipe undershelf.
Available Stainless Steel benches length: 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech Single Sink Benches - Centre Bowl

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BenchTech Single Sink Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, Centre bowl, legs and pipe undershelf.
Available Stainless Steel benches length: 1200mm, 1500mm and 1800mm.

BenchTech Double Sink Benches - Right Hand Side

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BenchTech Double Sink Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, RHS bowls, legs and pipe undershelf.
Available Stainless Steel benches length: 1800mm & 2400mm

BenchTech Double Sink Benches - Centre

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BenchTech Double Sink Bench, 600mm wide supplied standard with benchtop, centre bowls, legs and pipe undershelf.
Available Stainless Steel benches length: 1800mm & 2400mm

BenchTech Double Sink Benches - Left Hand Side

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Available Stainless Steel benches length: 1800mm & 2400mm

Stainless Steel Benches Options

Wet Benches
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Wet benches are perfect for preventing spillage in the kitchen. These types of benches come fitted with splashbacks and raised edges, which keep liquids on the bench and away from where they shouldn’t be.

Dry Benches
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If preventing spills isn’t important or if you do not work with wet products on your kitchen bench, a dry bench is the way to go. These are built without the splashbacks and raised edges found on a wet bench.

Corner Benches
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 The corner bench is a smart option if you’re looking to optimise space within a commercial kitchen. You can fit them into corners where two walls connect, maximising the functionality of the kitchen space.

Categories of Stainless Steel Benches and Shelves

Dirty Utility Sinks for Health Care
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If you need a bench for your dirty utility room, this is the perfect option for you. Dirty utility sinks come equipped with a flushing rim, a standard bowl, and they are fully customisable. Stainless steel sink benches are a must for your dirty utility room.

Laboratory Benches
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Laboratory benches are perfect for laboratory settings, as they are typically crafted with acid resistant stainless steel. They also come with extra high splashbacks, custom lengths, and large integral bowls.

Bed Pan & Bottle Rack for Aged Care
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Britex stainless steel bed pan and bottle rack are built for drying specimen bottles and in hospitals and aged care facilities. They are customisable to various storage capacities based on the needs of your facility.

Shelves
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We have multiple shelving options, including a wall shelf, pipe shelf, flat sheet shelf, and square tube shelf. We make our shelves with thick 1.2mm stainless steel in commercial grade 304 with a satin finish. There are various sizes available, and custom sizing for unique needs. Our shelves are perfect for commercial kitchens, cafes, and restaurants.

BenchTech for Complete Kitchen Fit-Outs


stainless steel benches for commercial kitchens

The Britex BenchTech system provides an outstanding value for its price. You can use it in complete kitchen fit-outs, or integrate it with other Britex benches and shelves. We build it to true commercial specifications, featuring grade 304 stainless steel. We guarantee durability and reliability and back it up with our lifetime warranty.