Commercial kitchens require industrial strength equipment, including hoods and ventilation systems, commercial stoves, walk in coolers and freezers, plus safety equipement.
1. Gas Range
A large, six burner range is ideal for a commercial restaurant kitchen. Stay away from electric models, since they are more prone to breaking and can raise your utility bill sky high. Vulcan ranges are some of the most durable, ideal for a busy restaurant kitchen. Viking ranges are another commercial brand, though a lot of their models are better suited for home kitchens who want that industrial chic look.
A flat top grille is ideal for cooking burgers and breakfast items. A charchoal grille is better suited for steaks and barbeque items.
A commercial hood is necessary for proper ventilation and air quality. Unless you have experience installing ventilation systems, hire a professional to install your commerical kitchen hood.
This space saving shelf will help busy cooks stay organzied during the dinner rush.
Keep cold items handy with a commerical refridgerator. Models include upright (pictured) or reach in coolers, which also serve as a prep station.
A walk-in cooler is essential for any restaurant, in order to store large amounts of food safely. Your walk-in cooler should be adjacent to your restaurant kitchen.
7. Prep Table
Prep tables should be stainless steel for both durability and food safety reasons. Look for tables with built in shevles, for extra storage in your restaurant kitchen.
8. Floor Mats
Rubber floor mats are a must have for any commercial kitchen. They not only make the kitchen safer, by helping prevent slips and falls, they are more comfortable to stand on than a hard linoleum or tile surface.
9. Knife Magnet
Good quality kitchen knives are essential to any cook. However, lost or damaged knives are expensive to replace. Use a knife magnate to keep your knives properly stored and organized.