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Let Your Menu Determine the Equipment You Need

Your Menu Will Tell You All You Need to Know

When opening a new restaurant, an owner will be stressed with seemingly endless tasks that continuously arise. However, some are more important than others. For instance, restaurant equipment is essential regardless of what type of food you will prepare. You may be tempted to purchase every piece of commercial kitchen equipment you can possibly think of, but don’t! If you first assemble your menu, deciphering the restaurant equipment you need will be nearly painless.

Sandwich Shops

When preparing sandwiches, you will need kitchen equipment such as a refrigerated preparation table, a convection oven, and conveyor toaster, and a commercial microwave. The prep table will offer the perfect spot to assemble your tasty sandwiches. With a convection oven, you will be able to lure customers through the door with the smell of freshly baked bread. If you plan on serving toasted subs, a conveyor toaster will free you from keeping an eye on them so they don’t burn. With a commercial microwave, you will be able to melt cheese and reheat any items quickly and effortlessly. There is no need to purchase an expensive range or other equipment that would go unused.


When serving soups, you will need to have a large range that will accommodate multiple large pots. You can also choose to go with multiple stock pot ranges that will fit nicely on top of any countertop or the larger ones that stand on the floor. Another piece of commercial restaurant equipment that is handy for preparing soups is the steam kettle. This handy kitchen appliance heats the soup from all angles, not just the bottom. If you want to ensure that your soups are not scorched throughout the dinner rush, steam kettles are perfect for your restaurant!

Chicken & Steak

When cooking chicken and steak, your restaurant will need an excellent grill, broiler, convection oven, charbroiler, or multiple of these depending on the way you will offer the meat. With a grill or charbroiler, you will achieve those appealing grill marks that people enjoy seeing. A broiler will add quick heat yet keep the middle from cooking quickly. These are perfect for making the most delicious steaks. By utilizing a convection oven in your restaurant, you will be able to ensure that the meat is cooked evenly throughout.

Of course, there are items that every restaurant will need such as commercial sinks, ice machines, and commercial refrigeration, but there is no reason to invest your precious capital in commercial restaurant equipment that you won’t use. By planning your entire menu before hitting the restaurant supply store, you will save your assets for more substantial expenditures. If you are looking for new and used restaurant equipment, BCL Restaurant Supply will have everything you could require. For more information, call us today at (618) 274-4112!

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