Materials for use in the catering, foodservice and appliance industries must be hygienic, low maintenance and in the case of catering, food-safe.

Where items regularly come into contact with liquids, food or cleaning agents there is a need to ensure that the materials used can be cleaned thoroughly to prevent cross contamination, and that the surface or appliance does not corrode as a result of this contact.

The manufacture of industrial and domestic appliances often requires different qualities its materials and this is often related to the end product and how it is made and what purpose it will serve.  Stainless steel is the material of choice for nearly all catering and appliance manufacturers due to its excellent corrosion resistance, hygienic properties and ease of fabrication.  Grades of stainless steel are also available in a range of finishes to compliment the purpose of the end product.

Outokumpu steels are used industry wide in the production of:

  • Domestic appliances
  • Catering equipment

  • Industrial cookers
  • Heavy duty dish washers
  • Laundry appliances
  • Cooking utensils
  • High quality cutlery