Storage & Handling Equipment

Browse our articles on storage and handling equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more. 

What to Consider When Purchasing a Non-Food Countertop Dispenser

Non-food countertop dispensers represent a functional part of the front-of-house aesthetic. For this reason, appearance, cleanliness of the dispensing process and sizing for the space are important factors to consider.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements for Countertop Dispensers

Service Agent Q&A with George Loredo, service manager, PROTEX Restaurant Services Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas

Sandwich Prep Tables: Features and Capabilities

Sandwich prep tables offer storage and prep space for ingredients that need to be cut, sliced or otherwise prepped before use. Operators can use these units for menu items other than sandwiches, such as burger toppings, pizza, salad and stir-fry dishes. They can also be used as dispensing units for other items, such as cold sauces and dessert toppings.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Sandwich Prep Table

Consultant Q&A with Gary Jacobs, CEO of Jacobs | Doland | Beer, New York

Cleaning and Maintaining Sandwich Prep Tables

As one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment, sandwich prep tables require extra care in cleaning and maintenance. The warning signs that a refrigerated prep table may need replacing include repeated or continuous failures of the different components within the unit. If the cost of repairs approaches the amount for a new unit, the prep table should be replaced.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Heated Display Merchandisers

The condition of front-of-house equipment visible to customers, such as heated display merchandisers, is a reflection of an operation. Keeping this equipment clean and properly maintained plays a critical role in the success of any retail operation, as the appearance of food displays will draw customers’ attention.

Undercounter Refrigeration Q&A with Bruce Hodge of General Parts LLC

Service Agent Q&A with Bruce Hodge, service manager, General Parts LLC, Wichita, Kan.

What to Consider When Purchasing Undercounter Refrigeration

Undercounter and underbar refrigeration serve as supplemental storage solutions for the front of house or in the kitchen as part of a prep station. Timothy A. Barker, founder of Table & Bar Consulting Group in Memphis, Tenn., provides information on what to consider when purchasing undercounter refrigeration.

Product Knowledge Guide: Underbar and Undercounter Refrigeration

While operators typically use undercounter refrigerators, also known as lowboys, in a kitchen’s prep area, the underbar type is most often used in the front-of-the-house bar area. Undercounter models have greater depths for accommodating full-size sheet pans, while underbar coolers are designed for bottled beverages.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Rethermalizers

Because it’s typically high-volume operations utilizing these units, any downtime can cause big service disruptions and should be avoided whenever possible.

Rethermalizer Q&A with Juan Martinez of Profitality

Consultant Q&A with Juan Martinez, principal and founder of Profitality, Miami

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