Food processing companies face a variety of challenges in making their food safe on a tight timeline and budget. Meeting the requirements of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations is a particularly major challenge—one that demands top-notch food processing equipment. Marlin Steel has years of experience in making custom stainless steel baskets for a variety of food processing tasks.


Our baskets can help you meet your FDA regulatory requirements while helping to make your food processing safer, faster, and more cost-efficient by:

  • Making Sanitation Easy. We can make our stainless steel baskets with an electropolished finish. This makes the basket smooth on the microscopic scale so germs and food byproducts won’t stick to the metal. Also, stainless steel has a very high melting point, so it can withstand heat-based sanitizing methods with ease.

  • Optimizing Air Flow. Wire baskets offer enormous customization opportunities for the open space between wires. This allows for the creation of a basket with the optimum air flow to speed your processes along or to allow byproducts to drain easily. This prevents liquids from pooling in the basket, eliminating a major contamination risk.

  • Minimizing the Need to Switch Baskets Mid-Process. Marlin’s stainless steel baskets can be customized to withstand a variety of temperatures and chemicals. This allows the same baskets to be used with the majority of your equipment—from the oven to the freezer. Being able to keep your food in one processing basket from start to finish minimizes handling time and increases your production throughput.

Check out some of our food processing baskets below:


A large, sturdy basket suited for large-scale deep frying tasks. This was used by one client for cooking large quantities of turkey legs.


An open container design used to clean other equipment of corn dust. The plentiful open space makes it easy to remove food debris.


A custom basket rack that can hold several smaller baskets at once for ease of movement/storage. Designed for use with Basket #00562002


A divided wire basket that was used to display a number of different food products in storefronts.


A large lidded basket that was used for sterilizing food processing and storage equipment, including glassware.


An open-sided tray designed to make removing product fast and easy. Specifically designed for compatibility with pudding cups, but it also can be used with a number of other products.


A sieve basket suited for handling seafood in salt-rich processes. Designed to help optimize shellfish peeling operations in warm or cold peeling machines.


Basket with layered inserts to hold large quantities of product containers at a time for ease of shipping and maximum product protection to prevent crushing of soft cups.


Designed to allow for the cleaning of small pipes and other processing equipment in a COP sink.


Display rack optimized for holding K cups and other small items in a storefront display.


Oyster processing basket made to be used in blanching and other oyster preparation processes. Hot-dip galvanized steel is resistant to corrosion from exposure to salt-enriched environments common to oyster processing.