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Midland Steel Equipment Ltd
Midland Steel Equipment Ltd
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Cooking with steel

Professional kitchens come in all shapes and sizes: huge city centre restaurants, cosy high street cafés, busy workplace canteens or even catering businesses. No matter what type of kitchen you run, there are a few priorities shared by all:

  1. Excellent hygiene
  2. Good organisation
  3. Efficiency
  4. Space to cook

These are things that need to be considered each and every day, but especially when you’re organising your professional kitchen storage. This is where industrial steel shelving can come into play as it helps you to tackle each and every one of those priorities.

Excellent hygiene

The thing with a lot of storage is there are plenty of nooks and crannies for food to get stuck and nigh on impossible to retrieve. This is a big no-no when it comes to hygiene and is why our steel shelving is simple in design. It’s easy to wipe clean and ensure no food traces are left behind. This is essential in any kitchen, but particularly a professional one. It also means that, since countertops can be kept free, objects are likely to be contaminated with raw food, making cleaning up much more straightforward.

Good organisation

Using shelving in your kitchen rather than cupboards can be a great way to keep things organised. Plenty of space on each shelf makes it simple to organise your food, cookware or utensils by type and keep them easy to see and reach. You could have one or two shelves for pots and pans, for instance, and another for tinned and jarred food so that you know where everything is and can easily see when, for example, something is running out.


Following on from good organisation is efficiency – and efficient is something every kitchen should be. Having everything out on shelves rather than stashed away in cupboards and drawers means that everything is easily within reach for everyone working in the kitchen. This reduces instances of people having to reach across each other to get things. All of this means you can get those meals plated and to your customers a lot faster.

Space to cook

Using industrial steel shelving in your professional kitchen means that things do not have to be stored on or under counters. This leaves your entire counter space free for actual food preparation and means more dishes can be prepared at once and every chef has room to work. In turn, this should create a happier, more harmonious workspace.

At Midland Steel Equipment, our industrial steel shelving can be ordered in a wide variety of sizes and colours. We also stock a range of accessories such as extra shelves and brackets to make sure you get the right fit for your kitchen.

If you’d like to discuss your requirements for industrial steel shelving in your professional kitchen or any other workplace, contact our expert sales team today and they’ll be happy to help you work out exactly what you need.

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