Stainless Steel Cupboards or lockers are generally units which have been manufactured for durability and quite often security purposes. They are typical of any other type of cupboard, and will generally consist of hinged doors, outer casing, and may have some form of shelving system on the inside.
These steel cupboards are used for many different purposes, and these can include, catering purposes, aircraft industry, engineering industry and offices use. They can be standalone units or fixed or attached to a floor or wall. They can be supplied with one or more doors, and different types of shelving systems. They are ideal for use as secure lockers, and their durability gives them an extremely long life.
There is a wide range of stainless steel cupboards and they are available in vast number of styles, sizes and finishes.
Many heavy duty commercial kitchen wall mounted storage cupboards will have easy sliding doors which are outside the front of the cabinet, and not in a track which can attract dirt and grease and is difficult to keep clean.
Most cabinets and cupboards are manufactured entirely from 304 grade stainless steel. In metallurgy it is also known as inox steel, and defined as a steel alloy. It has sufficient amounts of chromium present, which prevents surface corrosion from spreading into the metals internal structure.
Steel is very easy to clean and extremely hygienic, but it is not totally stain resistant. The name simply refers to it being virtually rust-proof.
A typical one will look very much the same as a conventional wooden cupboard, but will be manufactured from steel.
Other types of steel storage can include:
- Storage boxes
This material is ideal for the manufacture of these types of items because it differs from ordinary carbon steel. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. Stainless units contain chromium so a passive film of chromium oxide forms, and prevents further surface corrosion and blocks corrosion from spreading to the metals internal structure.