Proper commercial kitchen shelves are some of the most important elements of a high-functioning commercial kitchen. Choosing the right shelves and formulating effective storage for ingredients, tools, containers, dishes and cutlery, and linens will help your staff work more efficiently and your kitchen stay cleaner. Additionally, in small kitchens, you can maximize your available space with the right shelving.
Confusingly, however, there are a myriad of commercial kitchen shelves available — a variety of types, made out of a variety of materials and components, and featuring a variety of accessories. Below, we’ll outline what you need to know about choosing the best shelving options for your commercial kitchen and guide you through each type and variety.
What type of shelving do you need in a commercial kitchen?
A Guide to Shelving Options for Your Commercial Kitchen
Overall Types of Commercial Kitchen Shelves
Material Types for Commercial Kitchen Shelves
Types of Mounting and Assembly Pieces for Commercial Kitchen Shelves
There are two basic types of mounting and assembly pieces for kitchen shelving units: mobile (those that move) and stationary (those that cannot be moved).
Cooler Freezer MetroMax Shelving
Organizing Commercial Shelves in Your Kitchen
It’s often difficult to decide the best possible arrangement of shelving in a kitchen. Naturally, it’s essential to put practicality first. Essential items that are used frequently need to be easy to access. Furthermore, items pertinent to a specific prep or cooking area should be closest to that space.
Health codes and guidelines must be adhered to as well when arranging your shelving. For example, food items must be stored at least six inches off the ground. Inside storage freezers, it’s important not to block air vents. Ensure that you take ample time to devise an ideal plan for your new shelving in your kitchen.
For more information about shelf organization, the best types of commercial kitchen shelves available, or what shelving options may be optimal for your kitchen, contact Metro today.