Commercial Kitchen Equipment

by Karen Bates
(last updated March 28, 2016)

Just like a kitchen at home, a commercial kitchen requires all kinds of equipment to keep it running efficiently. The big difference between home kitchens and commercial kitchens is the capacity of the equipment. Tools used in a commercial kitchen must be able to deal with a larger amount of food and dishes in an economical way.

When setting up a commercial kitchen, there are several items to consider. Of course, the specific equipment you will require depends on the type of restaurant or foodservice you are working with, but the basics are generally the same anywhere.

In order to put a commercial kitchen together, look into getting the following equipment:

  • Fryer. Most restaurants require a fryer to prepare certain dishes. Any deep-fried food items will be much more efficient to make if your commercial kitchen has a good food fryer available.
  • Oven. Any business where baking is a main focus will benefit from at least one high-quality commercial oven. Along with a regular conveyer or convection oven, you might also need a microwave oven, toaster oven, or pizza oven to help your restaurant work most efficiently.
  • Range. A commercial range allows you to cook various kinds of food commonly used in restaurants. Whether you need to grill, broil, fry, or boil, you can find a range that will fit your needs as well as the kitchen space you have to work with.
  • Refrigerator. Your refrigerator and freezer are two of the most vital things in your commercial kitchen. These store food and keep it fresh, allowing you to serve only the best dishes to your customers. Be sure to select a fridge and freezer that you can trust to run for many years without trouble.
  • Dishwasher. The right dishwasher can allow you to quickly and easily clean the dishes and tools you need to keep things going. Many foodservice businesses require a large capacity dishwasher to handle the dirty dishes that need to be cleaned throughout the day. You can find under counter models, conveyer dishwashers, and door-type dishwashers.
  • Sinks. You will probably need at least one large, deep sink for your commercial kitchen. Pick one that has a faucet that will allow you to accomplish the tasks you need.

As you set up your commercial kitchen, decide on the equipment you will need for your foodservice business to run as smoothly as possible.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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