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Warming shelves are a type of restaurant food warmers that are typically used in buffet or banquet stations. A good-quality warming shelf are designed to keep certain foods at the correct serving temperature. This allows food to be kept longer before being discarded, helping you save money. Needless to say, restaurants and food-service establishments that specialize in buffet and banquet meals should consider investing in a quality restaurant plate warmer or warming plate in order to serve customers better and to help bring them back to your place more frequently.
Still not convinced? Here are just some of the advantages of having restaurant warmers in your establishment: consistent food quality, increased holding times, increased product yields, increased food safety, reduced labor costs, and efficient food-capacity management.
Important Factors to Consider before Purchasing a Restaurant Food Warmer
One important consideration before going out and purchasing your heated shelf or restaurant warmer is the approximate or—preferably—the exact dimensions of the shelf warmer that you want to purchase as well as the wattage that will be required to run the appliance. This is essential because the more food you are planning to serve at a certain banquet or buffet station, the bigger the amount of space and wattage that will be required.
It is also important to remember that a built-in restaurant food warmer is quite versatile in that it not only allows more flexibility in what food to serve but also how it is served. For instance, pizzerias, pizza places, and food-services establishments/restaurants that serve pizza would do well to purchase a pizza display warmer or a pizza slice warmer for better serving and presentation. There are also recessed warming shelves that are ideal for use with steam table pans. This is because the edge will help hold the pan in place and prevent it from falling off the surface.
Regardless of the style of warming shelf you choose, you can also start thinking of what other equipment you can use to compliment your shelf. For instance, you can consider adding a sneezeguard above your restaurant warmers to protect the food or even overhead heating elements as well as display lighting. These types of add-on equipment will help you maintain the quality of food in your restaurant as well as improve and enhance its presentation to your customers.
Restaurant Food Warmers Available Here at Rapids Wholesale
Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide variety of restaurant warmers from trusted brands APW/Wycott and Vollrath. Our APW/Wycott warming shelves retain heat and distributes it evenly. They also keep pizza and other foods hot and fresh and feature infinite adjustable thermostat control.
On the other hand, our Vollrath warming shelves feature dual-zone heating that allows you to save energy during off-peak hours by only heating the zone that you need. In addition, a thermostatically controlled unit maintains even and accurate temperature, and an aluminum core provides even heat distribution. Also, a stainless-steel outer construction and smooth top with welded corners provide an easy-to-clean surface free from grease and dirt traps.