Food Holding and Warming Equipment

Food holding and warming equipment refers to a variety of equipment used to keep food warm or at a certain temperature. Food holding equipment keeps food at a certain temperature while warming equipment raises the temperature of food. Both of these pieces of equipment help to maintain food quality, reduce waste, and ensure the safety of employees and guests.

Food holding and warming equipment may include ovens, microwaves, and appliances, as well as pots, pans, and dishes that are specifically designed to keep food warm at regulated temperatures. Food holding and warming equipment are made of a variety of materials, including plastic, stainless steel, and cast iron. Plastic is the most common material used due to its low cost and ease of cleaning.

Holding and Proofing Cabinets

Holding and Proofing Cabinets

Holding cabinets are used to hold and keep foods at a specific temperature until they are ready to be served, and they include items such as blast chillers, immersion chillers, and thermal units. A holding cabinet keeps produce, meat, or other foods at a temperature of 40–50 degrees Fahrenheit, which slows the rate of decay and stops the growth of bacteria. Holding cabinets keep hot foods warm and cold foods chilled, which is especially helpful during rush hours when staff is trying to serve large crowds. Holding cabinets are often made of plastic or stainless steel, while proofing cabinets are often made of metal with a non-porous surface. Proofing cabinets are designed to store large quantities of yeast-based products, such as doughs and batters, at temperatures of 110–120 °F. These cabinets prevent fermentation, which may negatively impact the quality of other foods stored nearby. Some are designed to separate certain food types, such as a gluten-free diet, vegetarian, halal diet, etc. They can also be used to store dry goods such as tea or coffee to keep them fresh and organized.

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Steam Tables and Food Wells

Steam Tables and Food Wells

Steam tables are ideal for keeping hot and cold food items preserved and ready to be served. Ideal for self-service buffet operations or catered events. When space is limited, commercial food wells turn an existing work table or countertop into a serving station.
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Countertop Warmers and Display Cases

Countertop Warmers and Display Cases

Ideal for keeping soups, chili, fries, condiments, pretzels, and other prepped food items warm until they are ready to eat, countertop warmers and display cases come in many different sizes and types to meet your needs.

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Strip Warmers

Strip Warmers

Strip warmers keep prepped items and completed meals ready and heated to the proper temperatures. Heat is generated with infrared elements which keep foods warm without over- or re-cooking completed and plated meals.

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Heat Lamps

Heat Lamps

Heat lamps will keep your prepared foods, dishes and ready to serve items heated and at safe temperatures. Available as single or multi-bulb units, countertop, hanging or table mounted units. Reliable warming equipment for your commercial kitchen.
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Drawer Warmers

Drawer Warmers

Drawer warmers are ideal for keeping food items warm and ready for immediate serving, such as warm dinner rolls or made-in-house chips. Available in freestanding and built-in models.

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Meal Delivery Carts

Meal Delivery Carts

Meal Delivery Carts make life so much easier when you have multiple meals to deliver warm to your guests, customers, residents or patients. Available as delivery cart and meal warming systems or as simple warming carts.

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Banquet Carts

Banquet Carts

Banquet carts are designed to make your catering and banquet events easier to manage with mobile food warming capabilities.

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Banquet Cabinets

Banquet Cabinets

Banquet Cabinets will keep your meals hot and ready to serve or your desserts and other ingredients properly cooled while you transport them. Durable construction, large capacities. Many models come with bumpers and handles for safe and easy transport. Refrigerated or heated models available.

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Dish Dispensers

Dish Dispensers

With Dish dispensers, you can provide your customers with clean dishes where ever you want. Available in heated, unheated, mobile, and drop-in models.
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Tray Dispensers

Tray Dispensers

Tray Dispensers allow your guests or customers to grab a single clean tray when they enter your premises and are ready to select their food items. Available in either standard or mobile models.
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Food holding and warming equipment is a category of kitchen equipment designed to maintain a certain temperature, including steam tables, warming cabinets, food warming stations, and more. It can be used to keep food at a certain temperature for a certain amount of time, depending on the equipment's design. Keeping food at the right temperature or humidity level is important for safety reasons and to minimize spoilage. Food holding and warming equipment are generally made from stainless steel, cast iron, or enameled steel. Stainless steel is the most common material for food holding and warming equipment due to its high resistance to corrosion and ease of cleaning. Enameled steel is often used for equipment that must be used with food due to the enamel lining, which prevents the steel from rusting, and easy cleaning. Cast iron is most often used for equipment in high-volume, high-heat settings. Some of the most common features of these products include a wide variety of temperature settings, remote control, and a locking system for additional safety.

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Food holding and warming equipment refers to a variety of equipment used to keep food warm or at a certain temperature. Food holding equipment keeps food at a certain temperature while warming equipment raises the temperature of food. Both of these pieces of equipment help to maintain food quality, reduce waste, and ensure the safety of employees and guests.

Food holding and warming equipment may include ovens, microwaves, and appliances, as well as pots, pans, and dishes that are specifically designed to keep food warm at regulated temperatures. Food holding and warming equipment are made of a variety of materials, including plastic, stainless steel, and cast iron. Plastic is the most common material used due to its low cost and ease of cleaning.

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