When it comes to food warming equipment in the commercial food service industry, at the very least you will find one piece of food warming equipment in a commercial kitchen setting. Whether it be a microwave oven or a heated holding cabinet. Today we are going to go over the different types of back of the house food warming equipment and what they are designed to do.
Commercial Microwaves allow operators to keep up during busy periods by preparing food in advance. When it comes to commercial microwaves, you will find that these microwaves are rated by heavy-duty, medium-duty, and light-duty. Each category depends on the wattage of the unit. The higher the wattage, the more powerful and faster the unit is. Commercial microwaves also come in two different sizes, full size and half size. For busy commercial settings, such as school cafeterias, busy restaurants and hospitals, a heavy-duty, full-size, commercial microwave would be your best choice.
Heated Holding Cabinets:
Commercial heated holding cabinets allow you to keep a large quantity of food warm and fresh. Typically most heated cabinets can be found with casters, which makes these units easy to transport throughout the commercial kitchen. When choosing a commercial heated holding cabinet, you have three options to choose from. Full size, three-quarter, and half-size. All which are available with shelves or pan slides. Depending on how much you are looking to store at one time will determine your ideal sized holding cabinet.
Draw warmers allow you to store a variety of foods at various temperatures without having to worry about flavor transfer affecting your food. Commercial drawer warmers are available in a variety of configurations and can be found with as little as one drawer to as many as four drawers. Most warming drawers have a capacity of one full-size pan per drawer, however you can find models that have a depth that will allow you to fit two pans per drawer.