Restaurants require an extensive list of equipment to ensure smooth operation and the production of quality products. Though many owners will think of prominent kitchen equipment and supplies like ovens, freezers, and grills, there are many types of restaurant equipment that are often overlooked. As leading providers of quality food equipment for butchers, bakeries, and restaurants, the team at Raimac Industries understands the importance of having everything you need. That is why we have provided a list of commonly overlooked equipment to help restaurant owners ensure that nothing is missed.
The following types of equipment are commonly overlooked yet crucially important for any restaurant:
Regardless of the type of cuisine a restaurant produces, they will inevitably produce a significant number of used dishes every hour. To ensure that chefs always have access to clean dishes for plating, sufficient dishwashers are highly important. These units vary in size and function, with some specializing in plates and others providing a more generalized solution for various dishes. Be sure to choose a unit (or several units) based on your available space and the number of dirty dishes you produce.
From fruits and vegetables to poultry and seafood, most raw ingredients require extensive cutting and other prep before they can be cooked. Cooks in your prep area will need enough cutting boards, knives, peelers, presses, and other prep equipment to prepare ingredients for your signature food items. A lack of these items can drastically slow the food production process and increase the risk of cross contamination.
Cooks utilize a variety of equipment to prepare food, cook it, and plate it. Though this equipment is vital, it can quickly clutter their workspace and increase the risk of a safety incident. Proper shelving systems can help to ensure that these pieces of equipment have a designated place to be stored when not in use, allowing for the same level of efficiency while optimizing organization and minimizing the risk of an accident.
Much like dishwashers, sinks are crucial for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation for cutlery, plates, and food prep equipment. Sinks are available in a variety of configurations based on your available space and requirements. For example, some units are large and feature two adjacent sinks while others are small and can be installed in a corner. Regardless of the size, it is often worth opting for a stainless-steel sink to minimize the amount of maintenance required over time.
To learn more about our selection of restaurant equipment, get in touch with the experts at Raimac Industries. We can be reached through our online contact form and will work with you to provide the perfect solution for your needs and budget.