The Ultimate List Of Kitchen Equipment For Restaurants

When running a successful restaurant, one of the most critical steps is buying quality kitchen equipment. There are many different types of equipment that you will need to maximize your kitchen space and keep your customers happy. In this blog post, we have compiled 11 kitchen equipment for restaurants that are always essential.

Let’s look at this kitchen equipment.

  1. Refrigerator

A refrigerator is used to store food products and for processing and storing some items such as dough. A refrigeration unit works by removing heat from inside the device with a compressor that releases it outside or into the atmosphere.

  1. Toaster

A toaster is a small kitchen appliance that can toast bread and broil or grill items like cheese, ham, bacon, etc. It works by heating metal coils located in an insulated chamber with air inside it.

  1. Griddles

When it comes to griddles, you’ll want a good-quality flat griddle or cast iron. The pan’s weight is vital for evenly cooking eggs and pancakes – not too heavy but also not so light that they’re easily knocked over! Cooking on a nonstick surface will help with cleanup as well.

  1. Ice Machine

An ice machine is a must for any kitchen as it is perfect for keeping drinks cold and ready to go! The most common type of commercial ice maker is the cube type, which produces about 400 pounds per day. 

  1. Shelving

Shelving is a massive asset to any kitchen. If you’re short on counter space, shelving can be an excellent option for storing pots, pans, and other items that need to stay out of the way but still accessible at all times. They don’t take much floor space!

  1. Food Storage Containers

No matter what you’re storing, it’s essential to keep things fresh and food-safe. We recommend using BPA-free storage containers for this purpose. They’re easy to clean and a good choice if you need to transfer leftovers or other foods from the restaurant kitchen into your home refrigerator!

  1. Dunnage Racks

Dunnage racks are a versatile piece of equipment used to store pots, pans, and other cookware and protect them from damage. They’re also excellent if you want to keep things tidy – big enough to stack up silverware or even plates!

  1. Blenders

Blenders have many purposes in a restaurant. You can use it to create smoothies and shakes, puree soup stocks for sauces and dressings, or make ice cream. It is essential to invest in commercial blenders with high-powered motors so they don’t overheat when you’re working on them.

  1. Food Processors

A food processor is a great way to save time in the kitchen! They’re perfect for chopping, slicing, and peeling – not to mention all of those other tasks that take up too much time when done by hand.

  1. Smallwares

Smallwares (including strainers, peelers, and knives) is one of those kitchen pieces that you don’t think about until they’re not there. If you want to prepare food correctly, small wares must be readily accessible if a chef needs them for cooking or preparation purposes. 

  1. Janitorial Equipment

Janitorial equipment is essential for any establishment that offers food preparation services or has a kitchen where raw meats are stored. Commonly used janitorial supplies include cleaning chemicals, paper towels and sponges, trash bags (13 gallons), gloves, brooms/dustpans, mops/mop buckets with wringers on them.

We hope that this guide helps you in setting up your kitchen equipment for your restaurant.

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