It can sometimes be all too easy when setting up your commercial catering business to look at the bottom line when choosing equipment. We all know the benefits for using commercial equipment in theory but when it comes to sinks does the benefit really outweigh the cost?
Our experts have looked into the 4 biggest factors to consider when choosing a new catering sink below:
- The Size
This may seem obvious but it’s often overlooked, especially with the influx of “American Style” equipment and appliances that dwarf their traditional domestic counterparts.
However professional kitchens handle a large and continuous amount of customers, ordering a variety of food and drinks meaning that the sheer volume of washable items dwarfs even the highest volume domestic sink..
- Professional Quality
All kitchen items will need replacing eventually. If you are looking at something that is in constant use, day-in-day-out, all year, the quality has to be up to the job. Unfortunately most domestic sinks just aren’t!!! Taps, seals, plugs etc. need to be manufactured to the highest standards from the most hard wearing materials such as the 304, 316, 409, and 439 grades of stainless steel that JKSS use in our commercial catering equipment..This attention to detail will maintain longevity in a busy commercial environment.
- Will It Fit My Kitchen
Another obvious but often overlooked aspect is down to efficient usage of space. Do you need a double sink? Will it need one or two draining areas? How tall does it need to be? Our range of commercial catering sinks come in a number of shapes and sizes and can be viewed on our website but if you have any particular requirements then just contact us as sometimes only a bespoke solution will do! Inefficient use of your space in a domestic kitchen can be a little annoying, if you’re in a commercial kitchen 8+hrs a day with staff tripping over each other it can be downright dangerous!
- Don’t Focus On Price
Everyone wants to look at the bottom line when building a business but don’t get hooked on this as the old adage “buy cheap – buy twice” is even more relevant in commercial environments! Keeping cash in your wallet can sometimes be about looking past the price tag to see the benefits. For instance focusing on what materials, how ergonomic or even what your competitors are using will pay dividends in the long term. Our ranges of commercial catering equipment take all these factors into account while maintaining cost effectiveness. Please feel free to peruse our website and if you can’t see what you need then feel free to contact us or give us a call on 07825 444403 as we’d be happy to help.