While your favorite restaurant can prepare your meals with the same appliances you would use at home, there is a big difference between average household appliances and commercial kitchen equipment.
As an example, let’s compare one of the most common household appliances: the refrigerator. An average household refrigerator is a two-door appliance with a freezer and a fridge.
In a commercial environment, the freezer is usually an entire room where meat and other frozen products are stored. The refrigerator will be large enough to store whatever you use regularly, and they tend to maintain a more consistent temperature than the average kitchen refrigerator.
Other household appliances are also very different. For example, a commercial stove will commonly have more cooking elements than the average stove, and they often have a grilling surface. Furthermore, in commercial environments, the stoves are leveled in order to keep a even level on oil on the bottom of the pan.
Commercial dishwashers are generally much larger than household models. Commercial dishwashers are often washed with hotter water because they contain more dishes; moreover, the risk of spreading sickness increases if the dishes are not properly sanitized. These dishwashers should be more durable than the ones we use at home.
Hot Food Cabinet
Another commercial appliance that you wouldn’t frequently see at home is a hot food cabinet or warming drawers. Because commercial kitchens often prepare multiple meals and coordinate delivery simultaneously, these heaters are needed to keep everything warm until it’s ready to be delivered. This further displays the difference between average household appliances and commercial kitchen equipment.
Other additional commercial equipment features have started to make their way into home equipment, so if you’re looking for something a bit more durable than the average device, you always have more options. Even the commercial equipment designs became more mainstream in household appliances- stainless steel is the new white!
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