Preparing meals quickly at the time it’s ordered can be difficult. Many commercial foodservice businesses use countertop warming equipment to keep pre-cooked food at the right temperature. Countertop food warmers allow you to display food on a buffet or keep it in the back of the house while ensuring that it is consistently at a safe and desirable temperature. With the right warming and holding equipment, you can maximize food serving times while ensuring customer satisfaction.
There are many different warming and holding options on the market today. When making your decision, you must consider what types of food you will be serving and how much food you will need to hold. Make sure to consider if you are keeping cooked food warm or bringing cold food to an appropriate serving temperature. If you plan on cooking food using your countertop warmer, the best option would be a rethermalizer or food warmer/cooker.
With a food warmer in your commercial kitchen, your staff can prep meals in advance and serve them later, improving the flow of productivity in your kitchen and decreasing the amount of time it takes to serve your customers. You can also improve space efficiency with countertop warmers, as they can be purchased in both full-size and fractional sizes.
Most countertop warmers fall into three categories, wet heat, indirect heat, or water bath, which provides the most even food heating. There are also many options when it comes to countertop proofers and warmers. A countertop proofer will allow you to ferment the yeast in small amounts of bread, without the need for a full-size proofer.
It’s important to think through your specific needs before selecting a countertop warmer unit. Allow The Kitchen Spot to link you with a range of local supply professionals and design experts to help add value to your busy foodservice business with one of our countertop warmers.