How to Keep Your Commercial Kitchen Clean

Friday, March 15 by Sari French

Stainless Steel Commercial Kitchen Fitout

When you run a restaurant, cleanliness is of utmost importance. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, most foodborne outbreaks can be linked to restaurants. In Australia, foodborne illnesses or food poisoning affects an estimated 4.1 million people every year.*

To reduce the chance of your restaurant spreading illnesses, it is important to keep your commercial kitchen clean. Here are some steps to keep in mind:

1. Practise good personal hygiene

Anyone who is in a position where they need to touch food should always properly wash their hands, both before and after handling food. They should also wear clean protective clothing, such as aprons, and long hair should be tied back or covered.

2. Throw out unused or expired food

Always check and double check the use-by dates on food products. Once it is past the use-by date, these foods should not be used or consumed, and should be thrown out to prevent contamination.

3. Store foods appropriately

To stop bacteria from growing and multiplying to dangerous levels, be sure to store foods appropriately. High-risk foods such as raw meat or dairy should be kept out of the temperature danger zone between 5 °C and 60 °C.

4. Protect against pests

Kitchens are a huge attraction for pests such as rodents and mice. Avoid having pests in your commercial kitchen by putting in place certain practices, including having regular professional pest inspections and proper waste disposal.

5. Wash and sanitise frequently

It is important to wash kitchen utensils, surfaces and equipment frequently to remove food, dirt and grease. However, washing alone is not enough. To kill bacteria, you need to also sanitise frequently, either with a chemical agent or with heat.

6. Go for stainless steel commercial kitchen fitout

When planning for your restaurant fitout, it is recommended that you select stainless steel products. Stainless steel plays an important role in improving hygiene in commercial kitchens, as it is extremely durable, easy to clean and easy to maintain. Greasy surfaces or stains can be easily washed or wiped off, leaving them clean and spotless in no time.

Stainless Steel Benches for Commercial Kitchens

At Hospitality World Direct, we carry a wide range of stainless steel products, including shelving solutions, that are perfect for commercial kitchen fitouts. Most of our shelves are constructed with food safe 304 grade stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is extremely durable and has excellent corrosion resistance, making it ideal for commercial kitchen or restaurant fitouts.

Some of our stainless steel shelving solutions include:

Stainless Steel Benches

Our stainless steel kitchen benches are built tough to endure the rigours of busy commercial work environments. All the stainless steel benchtops come with an additional undershelf, providing convenient storage for ingredients and other supplies.

Stainless Steel Bench - KSS 1200mm

Stainless Steel Bench w/ Shelf Underneath and Splashback - KSS 1200mm

  • Features 304 grade full stainless steel top with 2mm galvanised carbon steel reinforcement and 38mm satin polished round stainless steel legs.
  • This bench comes with an undershelf for storage and a splashback, making it ideal to be rested against walls.

Stainless Steel Bench - KSS 900mm

Stainless Steel Corner Bench w/ Shelf Underneath and Splashback - KSS 900mm

  • Features 304 grade full stainless steel top with 2mm galvanised carbon steel reinforcement and 38mm satin polished round stainless steel legs.
  • This is a corner bench with splashbacks, designed to utilise wall corners and to provide additional working space.

Stainless Steel Benches with Sinks

Our stainless steel benches with sinks are highly corrosion resistant, making them perfect for washing, rinsing and sanitising. All the sink benches come standard with a pot rack underneath for added storage.

Stainless Steel Single Sink - KSS 1500mm

Stainless Steel Single Sink w/ Splashback and Adjustable Pot Rack - KSS 1500mm

  • This single sink bench features a 90mm angled splashback with a bevelled edge and a centrally located sink.
  • Ideal for heavy duty use, this bench comes with a tap hole, waste hole, and a satin polished stainless steel pot rack underneath.

Stainless Steel Single Sink - KSS 1500mm

Stainless Steel Double Sink w/ Splashback and Adjustable Pot Rack - KSS 2400mm

  • This double sink bench features a 90mm angled splashback with a bevelled edge and a centrally located sink.
  • Ideal for heavy duty use, this sink bench also comes with a tap hole, waste hole, and a satin polished stainless steel pot rack underneath.

Stainless Steel Overbench Shelving

If you’re looking to build a fully customisable workplace, stainless steel overbench shelving is definitely a great option to include in your commercial kitchen fitout. We offer single tier as well as double tier shelves.

Stainless Steel Single Tier Overbench Shelf - KSS 1500mm

Stainless Steel Single Tier Overbench Shelf - KSS 1500mm

  • This overbench shelf is constructed with quality heavy duty 304 grade 1.2mm stainless steel.
  • It comes equipped with round 80mm stainless steel feet for fastening to benchtops.

Stainless Steel Corner Bench - KSS 900mm

Stainless Steel Corner Bench w/ Shelf Underneath and Splashback - KSS 900mm

  • This overbench shelf is constructed with quality heavy duty 304 grade 1.2mm stainless steel.
  • It is equipped with round stainless steel feet for fastening to benchtops, and the middle tier shelf is fully adjustable.


Keep your commercial kitchen cleanliness up and overall contamination risk down with these food safety tips and practices. You can also take a look at HWD’s full range of stainless steel benches on our website. If you can’t find a specific size, or if you need a custom solution, please contact us for custom made options.