Industrial kitchens, such as you find in restaurants or in places like professional bakeries, have a variety of equipment that you simply won’t find in your standard, one family home kitchen. For instance you might find equipment like:
Commonly used in bakeries where large amounts of dough need to be mixed regularly, industrial mixers can mix vast quantities of ingredients quickly and efficiently. These vary from large table mounted models to huge vats, depending on how much you need to mix at a given time. Generally though they’re built of stainless steel and other strong materials, powered by heavy engines that can whip even the thickest slurry.
Ovens found in the home might have two or three racks in them. Industrial ovens can have dozens, and the racks often rotate so that you can fit even more material into them at a time. These are amazingly useful, giving businesses the ability to cook dozens of chickens or bake hundreds of cookies all at once. After all you have to put the food in for the same amount of time, so the only solution for greater productivity is to use a bigger oven that you can fit more product into.
The washing machine is quite possibly the greatest time saving invention when it comes to kitchen clean up. In fact, unless you can have multiple dish washers working at a fast clip, they can’t keep up. And when it comes to an industrial kitchen like you’d find in a cafeteria in a hospital or a school, industrial washers can scout dozens of plates, dishes and cups clean in minutes, steam dry them and have them racked and ready for the next course. While certainly not necessary in the average home, industrial washers are often the very reason that bigger kitchens have clean dishes when they need them.
When you’re working in your kitchen at home you have a counter-top. It’s clean, simple and usually there’s just space for you. In any big kitchen, whether it’s making food for the public or producing large amounts to stock the shelves of your local grocery store, you need a lot of space for men and women to work side by side doing prep work. This could be rolling out dough and cutting cookies, or it could be putting all of the ingredients together for one of a dozen pizzas. These worktables are usually made of stainless steel, which makes them easy to clean, simple to prepare and resistant to almost any material that will be thrown onto them. You can’t really ask for more strength or durability than that when it comes to your industrial kitchen.
These are just a handful of the necessary items that you’ll find in any industrial kitchen. There will always be specific items that are used for specific tasks, and they’ll vary from one kitchen to another.
About the author: Mark Franco, with Mixer Direct, is a handy man that enjoys working on many home projects, from remodeling the bathroom to landscaping. He enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.