An improved microfinish achieved by either mechanical polishing or electropolishing will reduce total surface area and contaminate adhesion. Reduced adhesion can significantly reduce product build up and greatly lengthen duty cycles. Electropolishing facilitates sterilization and maintenance of hygienically clean surfaces. Research by the USDA has indicated that electropolishing reduces the buildup of bacterial biofilms.1 When cleaning is necessary, the cleaning of polished surfaces can be completed in less time and with less effort.
1 Lee, Jill, "Bacterial Biofilms Less Likely on Electropolished Steel," Agricultural Research, February 1998, pp. 10-11.