How to Find the Right Commercial Kitchen Equipment
If you are thinking of opening a restaurant or catering business, you will need top-quality commercial kitchen equipment or restaurant equipment like the products offered by Vulcan-Hart and other premier brands. Even if you run a busy kitchen at home, some of this equipment may be of interest. Whether at home or at your business, this cooking equipment will keep things running smoothly.What sort commercial kitchen equipment is available?
When youre searching for new or used commercial kitchen equipment on eBay, one of the choices youll see is food preparation equipment. To prepare great quantities of food quickly, there is restaurant equipment like electric meat grinders with different blades and grinding plates to allow you to control how fine you want your meats. Band saw meat slicers allow you to prepare large cuts of meat, and sausage stuffers let you make dozens of sausages quickly, so you can handle any sized catering event without issue. There are slicers, cutters and choppers, mixers, prep tables, and cutting boards. Scales help you weigh the food correctly, and food processors come with a variety of discs to produce cuts of different sizes and shapes.
Another kind of commercial kitchen equipment is food storage and handling equipment. Storing food safely is crucial, and you have a choice of racks and shelves, heated cabinets that keep hot foods at an even temperature, food storage containers, delivery bags for pizzas, spray bottles for oils, and covered, compartmentalized food trays.Types of cooking and warming equipment available
There is a variety of cooking and warming equipment on eBay, including:
- Deep fryers - These are available for cooks who need restaurant equipment to cook large amounts of French fries, beignets, and other foods. There are also large deep ones for turkeys. Accessories include baskets and tank covers.
- Griddles - Though they can fit on the countertop, these commercial griddles are large enough to accommodate fairly large cuts of meat. Stand-alone grills made for the kitchen are also available.
- Air fryers - Air fryers allow you to fry your favorite foods with little oil.
- Rice cooker - These commercial rice cookers can cook as many as 60 cups of rice and keep the rice warm without it drying out.
- Propane gas ranges - These ranges have multiple burners and at least two ovens.
There is cleaning equipment such as deep sinks, industrial dishwashers that can hold and wash many plates at a time, faucets with detachable sprays, grease traps, and other waste disposal systems. Other equipment available include:
- Commercial microwave ovens
- Grease guns
- Thermostats and thermopiles
- Natural gas tip and ring burners, and other heating elements
- Dial knobs
- Knife sharpeners
- Gas pressure regulators
With such a wide selection of commercial kitchen equipment available, eBay has categories to help make your choices easier. These categories include:
- Brand - eBay offers brands like Hobart, American Standard, PITCO, Vollrath, Elkay, and Frymaster.
- Type - Like above, eBay breaks down their kitchen equipment by type. These include options such as food preparation equipment, cleaning equipment, cookware and kitchen tools, hood systems and fire suppression equipment, vintage equipment, and more. These options are listed at the top of the eBay page.