Cook’s Direct has a wide variety of commercial food prep equipment from top industry brands including Hobart, Globe, KitchenAid, Robot Coupe and many more. Whether you are looking for a Legacy Floor Mixer from Hobart, a meat slicer from Globe, a commercial countertop mixer from KitchenAid, the R2N commercial food processor from Robot Coupe, an ideal commercial dough mixer/maker or simply parts for your commercial mixer or other food prep equipment, we can find the best commercial food prep equipment for your needs.
If you need assistance in choosing the best commercial food prep equipment for your institutional kitchen, please give us a call at 866-613-2617 and our customer service and sales team will be there with step-by-step guidance to assist you in finding the right food prep equipment items for your foodservice operation.
Whether you are picking out a floor standing mixer for your college dining hall kitchen, school foodservice operation or catering food preparation facility, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.
Consider the volume of food you need to prepare: The size and capacity of your food prep equipment will depend on the volume of food you need to prepare. For larger operations, equipment with a larger capacity may be necessary. Keep in mind that larger equipment may require more space and a higher energy output.
Choose the appropriate power source: Food prep equipment can be powered by electricity, gas, or manual labor. Electric equipment is generally more efficient and easier to control, but may not be practical in areas where electricity is limited. Gas equipment is more versatile, but may require more maintenance. Manual equipment, such as hand-operated vegetable slicers, may be more cost-effective and space-saving.
Look for equipment with the right features: Consider the specific features that your foodservice operation requires. For example, a food processor with multiple blades can be more versatile, while a slicer with an adjustable thickness gauge can help with precision cutting. Other features to consider may include a built-in timer, temperature control, or a lift-off lid.
Choose a durable material: Food prep equipment can be made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, plastic, or aluminum. Stainless steel is generally the most durable and easy to clean, making it a popular choice for commercial kitchens. However, plastic or aluminum may be better suited for certain types of equipment or specific recipes.
Check for safety features: Safety features, such as automatic shut-off or temperature controls, can help prevent accidents in the kitchen. Look for equipment with built-in safety features that will protect your staff and ensure safe operation of the equipment. If you work in a high-security environment like a prison, for example, look for equipment with safety or prison packages
Consider maintenance and cleaning: All food prep equipment requires regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure proper functionality and longevity. Consider equipment that is easy to disassemble and clean, with removable parts that can be washed in a dishwasher or by hand.
Think about your budget: Food prep equipment can range in price from relatively inexpensive to very expensive. Determine your budget and prioritize the equipment that is most important for your specific operation. Keep in mind that investing in high-quality equipment can lead to cost savings in the long run, as it will require less maintenance and replacement.