When you are running a Commercial Kitchen, there are a few pieces that are absolutely essential for the smooth operation of your business. Not every kitchen will need all of the pieces mentioned here, but they are often a good starting point for the typical commercial kitchen.
So what are the essential pieces of catering Equipment that you should invest in for your commercial kitchen? Here are the top most important pieces that you will need:
A Commercial Ice Maker
One of the most important pieces of equipment that a commercial kitchen can have is an ice maker – especially during the summer. You will need to have a steady supply of ice on hand, so that you can store food and serve cold beverages to your customers – whether you are a fast food joint or a high class dining establishment. Alexander’s Direct offers a wide range of high quality commercial ice makers, such as the Whirlpool Ice Maker K40. These fully automated machines can store half of their daily output in a storage bin, so that your business will never be out of ice when things get busy.
If you are a fast food restaurant or if you serve breakfast, having a griddle in your kitchen will really come in handy. The griddle is used to cook everything from scrambled eggs to hamburgers, as well as having many other uses. It’s a simple piece of equipment but it is very important, so make sure that there is room for it in your kitchen.
If you have a busy commercial kitchen, you will not want to be washing all of your dishes by hand. It’s time consuming, it costs a lot to hire a dish washer, it is slow and dishes are not always washed perfectly. A commercial dishwasher is an essential piece of equipment for your kitchen, so that you can wash dishes quickly and easily. There are many different types of dishwashers, from small under the counter styles to very large conveyor dishwashers.
Alexanders Direct offer a number of excellent commercial dishwashers, from table top units to under counter units and much more.
When you run a dining establishment, you will have a stock of food that you need to keep fresh. A commercial refrigerator is a good way to do this, as it will offer you plenty of space to keep your food organised. Commercial refrigerators are designed to function well in a commercial kitchen because they can hold a lot of food and can keep their interior temperature cold even when frequently opened.
Almost all commercial kitchens will have a deep fryer somewhere, or perhaps two or three. A fast food restaurant will use the deep fryer for fries and other unhealthy treats, but even a higher end establishment might have a few deep fried treats on the menu such as fried green tomatoes. Many popular dishes are deep fried, so this will likely be an essential piece of equipment for your restaurant.
A Stainless Steel Sink
Stainless steel sinks are very important in a commercial kitchen, especially for dish washing, food preparation and hand washing. A three compartment sink can be very helpful, so that you have an area for clean and dirty dishes when you are hand-washing. You could even consider having multiple sinks mounted around the kitchen, so that it is easier for employees to wash their hands frequently – which will cut back on the potential spread of germs and bacteria.
These are just a few of the most important pieces of equipment that you should have in your commercial kitchen. Of course, every kitchen is different and depending on what type of food you offer, you will probably need to have other equipment that is suited to your particular needs. Take the time to think about the equipment that will be most practical for your needs.
With the right equipment, operating a commercial kitchen is much easier and you will be able to serve your customers more easily. Why not start shopping online today for the best equipment for your kitchen?
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