Equipping your restaurant's kitchen with stainless steel products allows you to blend style and function. There's little question that this equipment looks professional, but you'll also find that each piece will address a variety of needs that your kitchen staff has. One particular piece of equipment that you'll need is a stainless steel bin — and, depending on the size of your restaurant, you may need a few of them. Large and insulated, this product has a number of uses in any restaurant's kitchen. Here are three particular uses.
The ice maker in the kitchen of your restaurant can only make ice cubes at a certain pace. If your restaurant is busy, the machine may not be able to keep up with customers' demands for ice. For example, if you're constantly taking drinks and pitchers out to your patrons, you may eventually run out of ice. Your stainless steel bin is a perfect receptacle for storing ice because of its insulating quality. Your kitchen staff can make a significant volume of ice ahead of time and keep it in this bin. When lunch or dinner service begins, you'll have plenty of ice for your customers' drinks.
Depending on the types of desserts that your restaurant serves, there may be extensive storage demands. For example, having a few cakes or pies in your fridge and then cutting slices of them based on customers' orders doesn't require much space. However, if you perhaps have glasses with individual layered trifles, mousse, or other similar desserts, they'll take up a lot of space in your restaurant's refrigerators. For example, if you have several dozen individual glasses with chocolate mousse in them, there simply may not be adequate space to fill them. You can easily store these desserts in a stainless steel bin. The insulation will keep them cool but prevent them from freezing.
Although not specifically designed for this purpose, a restaurant-grade stainless steel bin can also work in a pinch for the storage of bottles of beer, wine, soda, and other similar products. Perhaps you're holding a banquet or other large function at your restaurant and there will be a significant demand for bottled products that may exceed your fridge storage. You can avoid any difficulties by placing entire cases of bottles into your stainless steel bin — perhaps with some ice, too — to keep everything chilled until you need to serve it.
For more information about stainless steel restaurant equipment, contact companies such as Hy-Point Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Inc.