To the average person, commercial cookery equipment might not seem to be all that different from their domestic counterparts. However, this is not entirely right. There are several imperceptible differences between the two kinds of equipment. When manufacturing commercial equipment, the manufacturers will focus on designing their products perfectly. This enables their equipment to handle the high amount of wear and tear that commercial environments typically feature. Many commercial appliances have features that household consumers do not require. This is why each category of kitchen appliances will feature different models for domestic and commercial applications. To cite an example, the Sanden refrigeration units that feature in many restaurants will be quite different from their products meant for domestic consumers.
Domestic refrigerators and freezers usually come in one unit. But, they feature two doors – one for the fridge and the other for the freezer. In terms of size, these appliances come in very small and large sizes. The former is ideal for using in a studio apartment, while the latter is good for larger houses. Commercial refrigerators and freezers will be heavy-duty. Many commercial kitchens use walk-in freezers for storing their meat and frozen food products. Similarly, walk-in fridges are useful for storing vegetables, fruits and other items. The SKOPE TME1000 upright (display) fridge is a perfect example of the kind of fridge that commercial kitchens typically use.
The average household will feature a stove and oven combination. Or, they will have stove tops with separate wall ovens. In many cases, the domestic users will use these ovens for preparing three meals a day. In contrast, commercial ovens are robust enough to withstand more frequent use. Commercial kitchens will use a combination of stoves and ovens. The number of units they require will depend on the dishes they prepare and the volume of business.
Domestic dishwashers are ideal for cleaning the dirty dishes that a family size of four typically yields at a meal. Such dishwashers heat water to 150 degrees Celsius for washing and sanitising dishes. Some models enable the users to specify the duration and the intensity of the wash too. Others enable the user to rinse and dry the dishes as well. However, commercial dishwashers feature larger holding capacities than their domestic counterparts. In addition, they can run at higher temperatures too. This is vital for minimising the growth of disease-inducing microorganisms. Commercial kitchen users can use these dishwashers several times a day. Thus, commercial dishwashers will usually be more robust and durable than domestic dishwashers. The Hobart Ecomax 602 (dishwasher) is among the most popular commercial dishwashers in Australia at present