Commercial Food Equipment – How It Differs from Domestic Kitchen Equipment

Domestic kitchens often rely on a number of cooking appliances for the preparation and processing of various food items. But, they hardly witness the kind of footfalls that commercial kitchens do. As such, it goes without saying that commercial kitchens will require specialised equipment to handle higher volumes of food and diners. The load and stress that commercial appliances face is quite different as opposed to that faced by domestic appliances.

Given this backdrop, it is easy to understand that commercial cooking appliances will be larger in size than their domestic counterparts. This also means that running these appliances will consume higher levels of power. These two aspects automatically mean that commercial appliances will have the capacity for processing higher volumes of food.

For comparative purposes, consider a domestic and a commercial refrigerator. Domestic kitchen fridges will feature two doors – one for the freezer and the other for the fridge. In commercial setups, the freezer could well be an entire room used for storing meat and other frozen products. In addition, the refrigerator could be an equally large appliance, where the cooks store all items they use regularly.

Commercial fridges will also have different purposes. Some could be ideal for storing food items, while others could enable customers to view food products on sale. For instance, if you were to visit a bakery or a patisserie, you would come across display fridges that store cakes, pastries etc. Because they serve a number of uses, commercial fridges come in a range of models – from under-bench to upright. The Sanden YPC-120SR underbench fridge and the Sanden SPU-1253 upright (display) fridge are among the most popular fridges in the two categories respectively.

Similarly, commercial stoves will be more advanced than their domestic counterparts. As such, they will feature a number of different cooking elements and controls. In addition, they will usually feature grilling surfaces as well. Commercial dishwashers will be larger than the household varieties. Moreover, they will usually wash the dishes in higher temperature water. This helps in keeping the dishes cleaner. This is especially important when you consider that the commercial dishwasher will be cleaning a larger number of dishes at a time. If the dishes are not clean enough, people could fall sick, which could affect the business of the restaurant. The Hobart Ecomax 602 (dishwasher) is among the most popular dishwashers in the commercial range of appliances.