Every church in the UK wants their community and congregation to feel welcome and happy while using the kitchen, and younger guests are no different…
Semi-commercial kitchens are the ideal place for nurturing children’s curiosity when it comes to baking and cooking. While as robust and hard-wearing as a commercial kitchen, they have all the warmth of a domestic one, creating a non-threatening, comfortable feel. However, while children in the kitchen are often welcome, it’s also important to understand how to keep them safe while they explore. From young Rainbows to your teenager choir club, church kitchens see many different ages walk through their doors, so how can you make sure their safety comes first?
Looking after youngsters
By being aware of possible hazards in your church kitchen, you can easily minimise the risks and make it a safe and enjoyable place for everyone who uses it. With small children who attend your morning playgroup, the kitchen is a compelling place but you can childproof it by:
Young children also need constant supervision in the kitchen, and while sometimes they are welcome in the space for an afternoon of decorating fairy cakes for example, it is also important to keep them out of the kitchen during busy times or even in a bustling commercial café.
Although constant supervision for older children is not always necessary, it’s a good idea to teach them some basic safety measures before they use the kitchen. Not only will this keep them out of harm’s way, but with some simple rules, you can then allow them to enjoy the space:
Learning how to wash your hands properly is also a key part of keeping everyone safe in the kitchen, young and old. But with Steelplan’s steel worktops and units, which are designed to create a hygienic surface that don’t harbour germs, bugs and dirt, keeping your kitchen clean is simple – particularly when compared to domestic kitchens which can degrade, making it easier for them to absorb dirt, and harder to clean.
At Steelplan Kitchens we can create a space that welcomes every member of your congregation – one that is open, safe and long-lasting. Call us on 0844 809 9186 to get your new project underway.
The inherent strength of metal and a combination of the benefits listed on this page mean that a steel Kitchen will far exceed the life expectancy of a standard wooden carcass kitchens in semi-commercial environments.
The polyester powder coated steel is impervious to water. No more swollen chipboard or rotting MDF.
The metal is fire resistant and the powder coat finish formulated so that no toxic fumes are emitted in the case of fire.
Unlike wooden/chipboard cabinets the Steelplan Kitchen carcass does not contain any material that may sustain, harbour or encourage insects or bacteria.
The powder coated finish means that the units can be kept to an extremely high level of cleanliness and hygiene at all times. Essential when used in health locations.
It looks great! The hidden steel backbone is dressed up with a choice of doors to produce whatever look and feel you want.