What Is a Countertop Food Warmer?
A countertop food warmer is a type of commercial food warmer that keeps your restaurant's most popular foods in your banquet or buffet area piping hot and ready to eat. A countertop warmer is mostly designed to fit right on top of your serving counters in order for your customers to quickly identify and pile on the food in their plates while they move through the buffet line.
Most countertop electric food warmer units are full sized and are specifically designed to even hold hotel pans. Most commercial food warmer units are designed to be filled with water in order to produce a moist heat that helps keep prepared food from drying out or being overcooked. However, it is important to instruct your food-service staff to keep stirring the food because some parts of the stew or soup can still dry out if not stirred, even if kept or displayed in a countertop warmer.
Some Important Factors to Consider before Purchasing a Countertop Food Warmer
The size and capacity of your countertop food warmer should be, first and foremost, on your mind before going out and forking over your money. This is because the overall size and width of the commercial food warmer that you will want to purchase plays an important part in determining how much of the available countertop space in your restaurant or food-service establishment you should allocate for the unit.
It is important to remember that although most countertop warmer units are usually designed to hold at least a one full-size hotel pan up to six inches in depth, there are some commercial food warmer units that are longer and can even hold more food to be warmed.
Also, take into consideration that standard-size hotel pans usually hold up to twenty-two quarts and that a countertop food warmer that can hold more than twenty-two quarts will, more often than not, most probably be a tad bit longer or will have a slightly different configuration. In addition, some commercial food warmer models will not have the pans included, so it is always a good idea to make sure that you already have them or to purchase pans beforehand before purchasing your countertop warmer. Also, remember that the countertop warmer itself is designed to hold water that is used to warm the food, and not the food itself.
Countertop Warmer Units Available Here at Rapids Wholesale
Looking for a specific type of countertop warmer model for your restaurant or food-service establishment? Perhaps you are looking for a Nemco food warmer or an APW Wyott warmer? How about a Vollrath food warmer?
Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide variety of commercial food warmer units from trusted brands like Nemco, APW/Wyott, and Vollrath. You can also choose from different types and sizes (dual, rectangle, or round), select if you want for cooking and warming or for warming only, and choose your commercial warmer depending on your budget range (up to $100.00, $100.00 to $200.00, $200.00 to $300.00, and $300.00 to $400.00).