Steam table pans, also referred to as food pans or hotel pans, are used daily in food prep, cooking and food storage. They are also a staple of the buffet or serving line. You can purchase hotel pans in a variety of sizes and some in unique shapes designed for front of the house applications. The most used size is the full size pan which is 20-3/4” x 12-3/4” and available in depths from 2” to 8”. The dimensions of other steam table pan sizes are all based off the full size pan, like the half size, 1/3 size and so on. Cook’s carries steam table pans, hotel pans, food pans and lids from top manufactures including Vollrath, Economy, Cambro, Carlisle, Winco and many more. We also carry accessories like adapter bars, drain shelves, false bottoms, and perforated pans for steaming.
If you need help in finding the food pans and hotel pans you need for your institutional foodservice kitchen, you can contact our customer service team at 866-613-2617. A customer service representative will walk you through your purchase with helpful information about hotel pans and food pans that will assist you in your decision.
When selecting the best commercial food pans or hotel pans for your institutional foodservice kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:
Do I need lids for my food pans and if so; do I want solid lids, slotted lids, or flexible pan lids?
Do I want plastic or high heat food pans rather than traditional stainless steel steam table pans?
Should I purchase a heavy duty 20 gauge stainless steel pan like the Vollrath Super Pan, or will a lighter weight economy hotel pan suit my needs?
Whether you are selecting steam table pans for use in your community center institutional kitchen or high heat food pans for your banquet 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.