Restaurant Cookware - Commercial Size Food Processors
Restaurant cookware means larger equipment and multiples of popular pots and pans sizes. Compare your home cookware tools to the pros.
Restaurant cookware includes equipment, such as large broilers, deep fryers, and hotplates, that the home kitchen cannot accommodate and simply doesn't need. Restaurant suppliers also stock larger pots than typical kitchenware retailers, including brands and types that are not made in household sizes, such as steam-jacketed kettles.
All restaurant cookware meets strict guidelines for cleanability, usually carrying the NSF seal to indicate that the National Sanitation Foundation has evaluated it.
For all the differences between restaurant cookware and its home counterparts, the professional cooks still reach for similar tools as you do I your kitchen. Where you may choose a retail version of the Kitchen Aid food processor for your needs, the chef may choose a commercial grade model such as a Hamilton Beach food processor. Similarly, you'll buy re-usable high quality Wilton cake pans, and so will the commercial cook when she or he details their overall restaurant cookware needs.
Restaurant cookware reflects the underlying commercial focus which results in restaurants using both more and less cookware than a home kitchen. A restaurant kitchen is usually - not always - larger than a home kitchen, and it has room for more and larger equipment. But it also tends to have just a few essential hand tools, and very few small appliances.
In general, restaurants have the kinds of pots and pans they need to support the menu they offer. Sometimes adding a new menu selection means buying additional pans or tools, of course. But if you pay attention to the kitchens of restaurants you frequent, you'll see a correlation between the menu and the cookware. One may have stacks and stacks of inexpensive aluminum sauté pans , while another has just a few copper sauté pans and a ceiling hung with numerous saucepans and stockpots. What generally surprises the home cook most about restaurant kitchens, though, is that the hand tools consist primarily of knives, with just a few basic utensils in evidence - perhaps a few stuffing spoons, some wire whips, a few colanders, and a collection of ladles - not the drawers full of gadgets found in many homes