Thinking of investing in a new commercial kitchen? Whether it’s a major business or simply a small startup company, consider a supplier who is able to custom build your equipment. This saves you from misusing or under using the kitchen space. There’s no space that will always be enough for the kitchen we want…We always want more…Work with a supplier who can also take the project from the beginning on the consultation level to completion. That is, if you want to move from a napkin sketch to the actual kitchen.
With a customized commercial kitchen, one may have an endless array of possibilities to choose from. Below we compile for you a list of essential equipment you simply must have in your special commercial kitchen.
First and foremost, consider your storage in terms of cold and dry. Cold meaning chillers, freezers, cold-room and freezer room. These provide storage that helps faster turn out of food, ensures your inventory are in order and hygiene and safety of your food generally. Under counter chillers, commercial chillers, chest freezers and two door upright chillers are some of the reliable examples offering you excellent food storage. If your business is big, go for a walk-in cooler, otherwise reach-in refrigerators will be more convenient both financially and also for the staff.
Stainless Steel Work Top Tables
The increased popularity of the stainless steel work top tables within commercial kitchens simply makes it a must have. The stainless steel material is ideal. Stainless steel ensures the durability of the equipment, is anti-bacteria, hygienic and good looking. This makes it a valuable addition to your commercial kitchen. Any dish can also be prepped up on stainless steel. Thus, when purchasing your work top tables, ensure it’s made of stainless steel.
Commercial Stainless Steel Sinks
In addition, commercial sinks are an essential “must have” equipment. Again, go for stainless steel. As opposed to other metals used to make sinks, stainless still is easier to clean and anti-bacteria. You also get to save up on your bottom line as stainless steel sinks are durable, lasting longer. Let your particular business needs, considering the size of your business inform the type and size of the kitchen sink you purchase. These sinks come in a variety.
The kitchen range is one of the most important equipment in a commercial kitchen due to its versatility and the regularity with which it’s used. Its versatility is used in its ability to do almost all essential cooking techniques such as fry, grill, warm, boil, bake, simmer and braise. These qualities truly make the commercial range a chef’s most trusted companion. Your menu and pax (sitting capacity) will determine the kind of cooking range to buy for your restaurant kitchen.
Stainless Steel Shelving
With the high intensity and busy nature of the modern day commercial kitchen, the shelving system is essential especially for dry storage. This is because it gives the work space a sense of organization and cleanliness. Your shelving ought to satisfy your particular business needs. Consider shelving units with lockable wheels, for example, if your shelving moves more frequently. Shelving can also be used to protect some of your more valuable and delicate equipment. Stainless steel shelves comes in variety depending on the function. Like, dish drying shelves are perforated similarly the walk-in coolers racks. For ingredients and bulk storage, dunnage racks and 4-Tier racks are more ideal.
The deep-fryer is another essential equipment you need to purchase. This especially true in Kenya, given the popularity of deep fried delicacies such as French fries. It’s therefore important to purchase a deep fryer to meet such needs and preferences. Make sure the deep-fryer’s temperature capacity and range satisfies your business needs.
Like a deep fryer, let the type you purchase be informed by both the amount of work done by the oven and also the type of work you need done be it steaming, grilling, baking or all combined. There pizza ovens, deck ovens, or even the convectional ovens. With these wide ranging varieties to choose from, you’re guaranteed to get one for your particular kitchen needs. The more intelligent ovens like the combi ovens, combine the functions and allows you to monitor remotely.
In addition to the large commercial kitchen equipment listed above, you will also need kitchen utensils. Kitchen utensils allow for the realization of the ultimate goal of any commercial kitchen; to create delicious treats. Never forget to perfect your presentation.
Last but certainly not least, consider the safety of your business and most importantly your workers. Lack of adherence to the health and safety codes within the particular area your business is located could lead to your permits beings revoked. Therefore, invest in some safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, oven mitts, aprons and even security cameras within your premise.
In conclusion, consider these items as the backbone of your business. If you’re starting up your business, consider having them for the smooth operation of your business. If you have them and they are faulty due to extended usage, read our article on how to maintain your commercial kitchen equipment.