Aluminum on Plates

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by michaeljkane, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. michaeljkane

    michaeljkane

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    So here's the deal. We stack plates on a metal shelf here and through out the year the bottom of plates and through use they transfer to the top and form rings on top of plates. Looking for ideas on how to keep this from happening. Anything you do that's different? Tried table cloth but that just bunches up and causes problems.
     
  2. Vjan

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    Anti slip mat under the stack? it shouldn't crunch up.
     
  3. chefbuba

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    Your post is a bit confusing.....or is it just me?
    Are the bottoms of the plates being scrubbed periodically in the dish pit?
     
  4. sgmchef

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    Those rings are Stainless steel particles not Aluminum, unless you actually have aluminum shelves. God bless the Rockwell scale. The plates are acting like a "ceramic steel" because plate bottoms are left unglazed. Ceramic is harder than steel.

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    Use a hard plastic or rubber mats, if possible.
     
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  5. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    You don't have plate caddies? The kind that rolls and you can sit four stacks of plates in them? Nobody ever gets to the bottom plate and the plates just sit on top of one another.