What Is a Dunnage Rack?
Because most health-and-safety codes mostly state that any food or beverage item should be kept in storage areas or walk-in refrigerators at least six inches above the ground, dunnage racks are a must for any restaurant, bar, or food-service establishment where wholesale goods are stored and kept for long-term use. Dunnage shelving ensures that your store's foodstuffs, beverages, and ingredients are kept fresh and clean at all times.
Aluminum dunnage racks and plastic dunnage racks are both durable and rust-free, so these two are the most-popular dunnage racks used by businessmen who own restaurants and food-service establishments. Dunnage shelving is mostly ideal for heavy items like crates of food or ingredients, drums and tubs of processed food, and sacks of flour or rice.
Because it is both difficult and hazardous to place heavy items on relatively high shelves, a dunnage shelf is an excellent and sanitary alternative to simply putting boxes or crates directly on the floor. A dunnage rack usually stands between six to twelve inches (but not more) and can handle up to a couple of thousand pounds of weight at one time, depending on the type of dunnage shelf you are using. One good thing to remember, though, is to instruct your staff to follow the proper way of lifting heavy weights—which is to make sure that they bend their knees, using their legs—instead of simply bending over to pick up a sack or crate for instance, which could result in painful and potentially life-threatening back injuries.
Advantages of Dunnage Racks
A big advantage of using a dunnage rack, aside from keeping food, beverages, and ingredients safe and sanitary inside walk-in refrigerators or storeroom, is that it also provides an additional storage area that allows you to store heavy and bulky items such as canned food and sacks of flour, sugar, rice, or corn kernels. Because of great-quality dunnage shelving, products can stay safely off the floor while taking up little space inside your walk-in cooler, freezer, refrigerator or inside your storeroom or kitchen.
Both aluminum dunnage racks and plastic dunnage racks make for easy rearranging and cleaning of the interior of your walk-in fridge and storeroom. These dunnage racks are also guaranteed durable and are a simple and cheap solution for storing your goods in dry and cool areas.
Dunnage Shelving Available Here at Rapids Wholesale
We at Rapids Wholesale have a large selection of dunnage racks from Cambro. You can also choose from a wide variety of aluminum dunnage racks and plastic dunnage racks manufactured by Rapids Wholesale.
Cambro was founded in 1951, and since then it has been producing top-of-the-line trays, plate covers, drinkware, dinnerware, serving bowls, food pans, food-storage containers, and racks for the food-service industry. Every product produced by Cambro is engineered to help food service operators increase sales, reduce labor and improve service. Cambro is committed to creating and providing the most durable and highest quality products for the food-service industry.