How To Choose Better Commercial Food And Beverage Equipment?
Before Buying, You Need To Know Your Needs:
Buying commercial food and beverage equipment is a big investment. It’s important to know what you need, what it will cost, and how much space you have to work with before making a purchase. If you’re thinking about upgrading your kitchen or purchasing new equipment for an upcoming event, here are some questions to ask yourself:
What do I need?
First, consider what types of items you need most often. For example, if you run a bakery or coffee shop, then you probably use a lot of small appliances like mixers and blenders. Next, consider what type of equipment you want to buy — some options include ovens, refrigerators and freezers, conveyor belts, and display cases.
Think about where the equipment will be placed concerning the rest of your restaurant or store so that it doesn’t interfere with other operations or block access to walkways.
Do I need gas or electric equipment?
The answer to this question often depends on the type of energy used in your commercial kitchen. Electric appliances can be a great option if you run your entire kitchen with electricity and don’t want to pay extra for gas. In addition, you also need to understand factors such as voltage in your area. This will help you avoid potential hazards caused by excessive voltage.
How much space do I have for these devices?
If you need wholesale food and beverage equipment, you’d better show your kitchen space layout drawings to your supplier. Some professional providers (such as MARCHEF) will provide you with more professional suggestions based on your kitchen area and layout. This can help you optimize the space layout of the kitchen and make your kitchen more tidy and compact.
In addition, you also need to clarify the type of catering you operate, the customers you entertain, and the amount of each meal. This will help you choose the appropriate capacity and size when purchasing equipment.
You can write these contents on a form, and then use it as a reference when purchasing. Of course, you can also ask the provider, they usually have a wealth of experience.
How Many Categories Of The Food And Beverage Equipment?
Food and beverage equipment is one of the most important things that you need to consider when you are starting a new business or expanding your current one. The food and beverage industry has grown over the years and it has become one of the biggest industries in the world. This means that there are many different types of food and beverage equipment that you can choose from.
The next step is to categorize the food and beverage equipment. This will help you make a more specific list of requirements and choose an appropriate supplier for each type of equipment.
There are many categories of food and beverage equipment, such as:
- Food Preparation Equipment: It includes mixers, blenders, and food processors. These machines are used to mix, whip, and grind different types of foods. Food preparation equipment can also be used to prepare dough for baking bread or pastries.
- Food Cooking Equipment: This category of equipment includes ovens, grills, and fryers. They are used to cook different types of food. There are also steamers and deep fryers that help you make various dishes.
- Food Serving Equipment: These machines are used to serve hot or cold meals in restaurants or at home. Some common examples include steam tables, hot plates, refrigerated food displays, and coffee makers.
- Beverage Dispensing Equipment: Beverages such as coffee and tea can be served using this machine which has a built-in coffee maker with a water tank attached to it. These machines may also include a blender for preparing smoothies and milkshakes.
How To Choose Better Commercial Food And Beverage Equipment?
Because food and beverage equipment is not a certain equipment, but a general term. These devices come in many varieties and have complex functionality. Therefore, it is difficult to generalize. Here, according to the functional partitions mentioned above, the characteristics that different devices should have been distinguished:
Food preparation area:
This is a very important process before the ingredients are used in cooking. For example, a pizzeria needs to process vegetables, meat, and other ingredients. They need to wash vegetables and cut meat. In this area, the food and beverage equipment you need needs to have the following functions:
- Large-capacity space size.
- Equipment needs to be easy to clean.
- For jobs like chopping and slicing, kitchens need to produce large batches of consistent vegetable and meat slices. Therefore, it is best for your equipment to be able to keep each slice of meat produced at the same size and thickness.
This area is one of the hearts of a commercial kitchen. Your chefs will cook delicious food here. Whether it is gas equipment or electric equipment, they should have the following features:
- It has a large enough cooking area. We recommend that you purchase a device with a larger capacity than you need, which will be easier for the chef to operate.
- Made of high-temperature and corrosion-resistant durable materials such as stainless steel.
- With precise temperature control function. For example, a MARCHEF oven with an overheating automatic power-off function. Such an oven will ensure the safety of the personnel in the kitchen, which is very necessary.
- If it is a device that comes into direct contact with food, it should have a non-stick coating such as Teflon. You should also pay attention to whether the equipment is made of food-grade materials.
Food service areas (warm or refrigerated storage areas):
- They need to have a partition structure. Because you don’t want to put two different flavors together – that would mix up the flavors of the food.
- You need to have a wider temperature range. For example, the temperature range of MARCHEF’s 798W Counter Freezer with Drawers (MGN4180BT) is -15~-20°C.
- Your refrigerator preferably has an automatic defrost function and an automatic door closing function. Such as the MGN4180BT mentioned above.
If you want to customize Food and beverage equipment for your commercial kitchen, you’d better go to MARCHEF to ask customer service. They provide high-quality ODM and OEM services!
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