Prep Equipment

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Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly blender maintenance centers on cleaning. Unplug the unit and wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth after every use. At the end of the workday, wipe down the blender using a cloth and soap and water. Using a hose or water pressure can damage the motor. Regularly clean the blade to avoid tainting the taste of dishes with other flavors. Run fresh water and ice through the blender to clean the blade.

What distinguishes a prep table for pizza production is its raised condiment rail, which situates the topping pans higher than the surface on which the staff member makes the pizza.

Proofing cabinets are essential for pizza operations that make crust in-house and/or bake from scratch. Unlike the open air, the temperature and humidity levels reached in a proofing cabinet are ideal for allowing dough to rise to perfection.

Prep tables are known as one of the most neglected pieces of equipment in the kitchen since they are high use and can be difficult to move for cleaning. For example, many ingredients involved with pizza prep, such as flour, sauce and a variety of toppings, these tables get messy.

In pizza operations, commercial blenders can aid with food prep activities such as making sauces. For eateries with more diverse menus, a blender can perform the functions of a food processor.

Since pizza prep tables, or topping tables, come in a range of sizes and capacities, operators need to determine how much space they need to store and prepare ingredients. End users also should decide what size pans they will use as well as whether drawers, shelves or a combination of the two will best serve the operation.