If your restaurant serves sandwiches or breakfast foods, you should invest in a commercial toaster. Commercial toasters do not take up much more counter space than regular household toasters, but they increase the volume of food that you can toast for your business’s patrons in a shorter amount of time.
Why Should You Replace Your Old Toaster?
Unlike domestic toasters, commercial models are specifically designed for commercial kitchens. They are typically heavy-duty units that are built to withstand tremendous amounts of use, unlike retail toasters, which are designed for sporadic toasting. Commercial restaurant equipment is specially built with durable components that are resistant to wear. These parts are also meant to be more powerful and are made from stronger materials.
Which Type Of Toaster Is Best For You?
It can be difficult to determine the best commercial toaster for your business. But if you examine your establishment’s “toaster flexibility,” you will find the process is relatively simple. Toaster flexibility is a reference to products that you serve that require toasting. Are you only looking to toast bread? Or do you wish to toast submarine rolls, bagels, and hamburger and hotdog buns? You should also estimate just how many items that your eatery tends to toast in one day.
For simple two-sided bread toasting in small volumes, a pop-up toaster should do the trick. While it looks similar to your toasting appliance at home, commercial pop-up toasters have four or six slots. This can allow an establishment to toast up to 120 slices per hour. They are also proficient at toasting certain breakfast items, such as frozen waffles or English muffins. Using the temperature control knobs, you can choose the perfect setting for all toasted foods.
If your business is a little bit more hectic or undergoes rush times, perhaps a conveyor belt toaster is best. These devices can toast many different types of bread. Many are capable of toasting more than 300 pieces an hour. Medium- and high-volume restaurants find these models practical and economical. They are extremely versatile since they can toast bread, bagels and buns with ease. You can even turn the top heating element off and toast one-sided items. And by simply adjusting the chamber height and conveyor speed, you can change the toasting time with little effort. This is why conveyor belt commercial toasters are a favorite of local delis.
How Much Power Is Necessary?
This depends on the toaster you need. Commercial toasters come in a variety of voltage sizes. For example, those with 120 volts are easily capable of toasting 500 slices in an hour. Schubert Equipment Sales’ 120 to 240-volt models can easily toast 1,200 slices in the same amount of time.
If you manage a high-volume area such as a school cafeteria, hospital or busy restaurant, then you should invest in higher-voltage restaurant equipment. Most diners, coffee shops and cafes do sufficiently well with a low-voltage appliance. These energy-efficient machines are built with quartz heating mechanisms, which lead to smaller utility bills.
Do you need help looking for a commercial toaster and other restaurant equipment to satisfy the needs of your establishment? Give Schubert Equipment Sales a call today and we will assess your needs.