Sunday, April 3, 2016
Before you jump the gun and start purchasing restaurant appliances for your commercial kitchen, make sure that you know what you are doing and how to choose the right appliances. Too many restaurant owners think they know what they need without even assessing their needs and then they overspend or they purchase items that they will never even use. Below, we will go over some tips to help you choose your restaurant appliances.
One of the first things you need to do is assess your needs and know what they are. For example, if you will be baking most of the time, then you need to make sure you have quality ovens in your kitchen.
Avoid purchasing appliances that you will likely never use. For instance, if you plan to bake and only serve cupcakes, then you do not need to purchase a brick oven for pizzas. Since you will likely never use this appliance, there is no point in wasting the money to put it in your kitchen, plus, it wastes space that could be used for something else.
Next, make sure that you measure your kitchen to ensure that you do not purchasing restaurant appliances that are too large or too small. If you think that you have measured incorrectly or you are not sure about the measurements, then have a professional swing by and take the measurements for you.
Another option you will have is to run your kitchen off of gas or electricity. This is up to you, but you must think about your needs and the price points of each. While you may want to use gas, think about how often you need to have the tans filled, how the tanks will get filled, and the price you have to pay for the tanks. You may find that one option is better for you than the rest and that is the option you should choose.
Many restaurants find that stainless steel appliances work best for them because they look nice, match with almost everything, they are easy to clean, and they operate at the standards needed.
When you choose the actual equipment, think about what you plan to cook in it and how many dishes you need to make at a time. For example, if you have a busy kitchen that pushes out 300 dishes in a few hour time span, you need larger ovens, a larger range, etc.
When it comes to your restaurant appliances, do not go for cheap or off brands. You always want to stick with what is known and guaranteed. You need to know that your appliances will hold up over time and now is not the time to start trying out new brands.
When it comes down to it, you need to make sure that you are choosing the best restaurant appliances for your kitchen. The choice is yours to make and the above tips can help you stay on track.
In addition to your appliances, you also need to make sure that your restaurant is decorated with your guests in mind and that you have comfortable booths to accommodate your breakfast, lunch, and dinner crowds.