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Infrared & Bulb Warmers

A restaurant food warmer or food warmer lamp is typically used to keep food in your restaurant or food-service establishment warm. Are you searching for food heat lamps of a specific brand? Looking for a Star food warmer or a Nemco food warmer? How about a Hatco food warmer or an APW Wyott food warmer? Or perhaps you might prefer food warmers from Eagle? We have all those brands here at Rapids Wholesale.

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What Are Heat Lamps for Food?

Heat lamps for food are a type of overhead warmers. Overhead warmers—as their name implies—are typically used to keep food in your restaurant or food-service establishment warm. However, they are best used for food that need to be warmed for only a relatively short period of time.

Most food heat lamps typically feature toggle switches that automatically turns on or off your food heat lamp. Some built-in switches on certain models of food service heat lamps also automatically   toggle from low heat to high heat. Obviously, these built-in automated functions will not allow you much control over the temperature of your restaurant heat lamp.

A look at a Food Warmer Lamps

A heat lamp for food—which is also known as a restaurant food warmer—utilizes an infrared bulb, a heated metallic rod, or a heat panel for warming the food. A food heat lamp, specifically the traditional one (that uses a quartz or glass bulb), gives off light in addition to heat. Commonly, bulbs are utilized warm on the spot individual pans of food. This makes food heat lamps, especially those that utilize bulbs, the best choice in buffets, banquets, or self-service restaurants.

In other words, both infrared food warmers and food warmer bulbs are perfect for restaurants, diners, cafés, and other food-service establishments where dishes are required to be kept warm until everything is ready to be served.

Important Factors to Consider before Purchasing a Restaurant Food Warmer

So what should you consider before purchasing a food warmer lamp? Be sure to check the wattage as well as the number of bulbs you want for your chosen food warmer lamps before forking over your money. In addition, you might want to determine what type of food heat lamps you prefer: freestanding, overhead with support, or ceiling.

So what's the difference? Freestanding food heat lamps or those lamps that are used on top of a counter are perfect for outdoor restaurant banquets, buffets, and for use by caterers because these types of lamps are easier to move, unlike hanging food heat lamps, which are only ideally used in one place because they are more complicated to remove and attach compared to their countertop equivalents.

In addition, it is important to consider the optimum distance of the food heat lamp to the food. The ideal distance of food heat lamps from the food that they are heating should be around twelve to sixteen inches. At this distance, enough heat from the food heat lamp still manages to reach the food, but the heat is not that intense that it is enough to dry out or burn it.

Also, remember that the higher the wattage of your restaurant heat lamp, the more heat it will generate.

Food Heat Lamps Available Here at Rapids Wholesale

Are you searching for food heat lamps of a specific brand? Looking for a Star food warmer or a Nemco food warmer? How about a Hatco food warmer or an APW Wyott food warmer? Or perhaps you might prefer food warmers from Eagle? Then you've come to the right place.

You can also choose from food heat lamps and warmers depending on your budget with the following price ranges: up to $100.00, $100.00 to $200.00, $200.00 to $300.00, $300.00 to $400.00, and $400.00 to $500.00.

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