Benefits of stainless steel refrigerators

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Stainless steel refrigerators are the good-looking workhorses of every commercial kitchen. 

Although they’re a little more expensive, they come with extraordinary benefits, such as those mentioned below.

Consider investing in a stainless steel fridge if you’re looking for something that’ll last a long time and be easy to clean.

Here are the top benefits of stainless steel fridges you should know about.

Build quality and durability

Stainless steel has long been the material of choice for high quality and durability. Its natural qualities and strengths make it perfect for a wide variety of uses.

That extends to refrigerators, commercial or otherwise. The durability of stainless steel means it lasts much longer than alternatives such as plastic. For example, opening and closing the door puts far less strain on the material.

In short, buying a stainless steel refrigerator means you can be sure it’ll last many years.

Hygienic surfaces

This benefit of stainless steel fridges fits in with the next point: they’re easy to clean.

Stainless steel is resistant to oxidisation (rust). It’s also very efficient at keeping bacterial growth to a minimum due to its non-porous surface. You can expect a unit to be much more hygienic than alternatives.

Easy to clean

The smooth nature of a stainless steel surface means it’s effortless to clean. A simple cloth and disinfectant spray will do the job.

Of course, you should remove the ingredients and the shelves before wiping the inside down. 

Again, though, it takes next to no time. As mentioned above, the surfaces are extremely hygienic, so there’s often very little to scrub intently.

A clean fridge makes all the difference when it comes to hygiene and taste.


Hear us out… stainless steel fridges look pretty great. 

They’re still the go-to choice of many residential kitchen designers for their modern, sleek look.

Importantly, they’re rather timeless. A stainless steel refrigerator will look just as good in a 50-year-old kitchen as in one installed last year. 

This fits in with the durability aspect – you can expect your unit to last a long time.

In many cases, the exterior is also magnetic. You could use this feature to organise notes or even queue up orders if you need to.

Energy efficiency

Stainless steel refrigeration units are often designed to be energy-efficient, which can lead to cost savings over time. They are typically well-insulated and use high-quality compressors and other components to minimise energy usage and maximise performance. 

They’re often built with high-quality insulation materials, such as polyurethane foam, which helps to reduce heat transfer and maintain a consistent temperature inside the unit. This insulation also helps to reduce the overall workload of the refrigerator's compressor, which can lead to energy savings.

What’s the trade-off?

The main trade-off with stainless steel fridges is the price. They’re more expensive than other materials.

The other thing worth mentioning is that stainless steel units should be wiped down regularly. They show smudges from your hands when you open and close the doors.

As we talked about above, these fridges are extremely easy to clean, and this isn’t something you should worry about. But it is worth keeping on top of to maintain a clean appearance.

Ask Fridgesmart about our stainless steel fridges

Fridgesmart is based in the UK and we supply large and small commercial businesses with fridges, freezers and other catering equipment.

Founded more than 40 years ago, our expert team has decades of experience in the industry. We know what works, and we know what to avoid. Our unique insight into the market allows us to stock only the best stainless steel fridges available right now.

Each of our stainless steel refrigerators comes with a free warranty, included with your purchase. To provide you with extra peace of mind, our after-sales support is second to none, no matter how long it’s been since you bought from us.

On top of all this, we also provide next-day delivery throughout the UK (perfect if you’re in an emergency) and a Lowest Price guarantee. 

Find the same stainless steel fridge for a lower price? We’ll do everything we can to match it!

Could your restaurant, café, takeaway or sandwich shop use a stainless steel fridge? For more information on the stock we hold, including commitment-free recommendations, chat with our experts via the Live Chat or give us a call on 01792 677169.

We look forward to hearing from you.