Insulated pan carriers are designed to transport and hold full food pans as you go from cooking to serving and are ideal for a variety of institutional foodservice applications. Shop some of the more popular items below like Cambro pan carriers and Carlisle pan carriers.
Pan carriers are typically sized to carry full sized steam table pans or sheet pans and used to transport or hold pans that are full of prepared food until it is time to serve, keeping the contents at food safe temperature. Pan carriers can be top load or front load, most are insulated, and some are even heated. We carry a large variety of pan carriers in many different styles, colors, and sizes from top brands like Carlisle, Cambro, Cres Cor, Winco, Metro and more. We also carry parts and accessories like transport dollies for pan carriers.
If you need help selecting the right insulated pan carriers for your commercial kitchen, please give us a call at 866-613-2617 and our customer service team will assist you in finding the right pan carrier that best meet the needs of your institutional foodservice operation.
When selecting the best pan carriers for your institutional kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:
Do I want a top loading pan carrier or an end loading pan carrier?
How many food pans do I want to transport in my pan carrier?
Will I be transporting sheet pans or hotel pans and what depth steam table pan would I be transporting in my pan carrier?
Whether you are purchasing a pan carrier for your catering company to transport full pans of prepared foods to a events or to hold product for serving line 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.
Capacity and Size: Determine the capacity you need based on the volume of food you will be transporting. Consider the number and size of pans or trays you typically use.
Look for pan carriers with multiple compartments or adjustable shelves to accommodate different pan sizes and configurations.
Insulation and Temperature Retention: Opt for pan carriers with excellent insulation properties to maintain the desired food temperatures during transport. Look for carriers with thick insulation walls and tight-fitting lids.
Consider the type of insulation material used, such as foam or polyurethane, and its insulation rating or duration. A longer insulation duration ensures that food stays hot or cold for extended periods.
Durability and Construction: Choose pan carriers made of durable materials that can withstand the demands of commercial use. Look for carriers constructed from sturdy, impact-resistant materials like polyethylene or polypropylene.
Consider features such as reinforced corners, reinforced hinges, and strong latches or closures to ensure the carrier can withstand frequent opening, closing, and transportation.
Ease of Use and Mobility: Look for pan carriers with ergonomic handles or straps that provide a comfortable grip for carrying and lifting.
Consider carriers with smooth-rolling casters or wheels for easy mobility, especially when transporting heavy loads. Ensure the wheels are durable and suitable for the type of terrain in your establishment.
Compatibility and Versatility: Check that the pan carrier is compatible with the type of pans or trays you use in your operation. Look for carriers that accommodate standard sizes, such as full-size, half-size, or GN pans.
Some pan carriers offer additional features like built-in shelving, racks, or dividers, allowing you to transport different food items simultaneously without mixing or cross-contamination.
Cleaning and Maintenance: Consider the ease of cleaning and maintenance. Look for pan carriers with smooth interior surfaces that are easy to wipe down or clean with standard sanitizing agents.
Check if the carrier is dishwasher safe or if it can be easily disassembled for thorough cleaning when necessary.