Dunnage racks are a must have for any pantry or walk-in. A dunnage rack is designed to hold as much as 2,000 pounds and can plug-and-play pretty easily into your existing wire shelving (just leave out the bottom shelf and slide the dunnage rack underneath); some manufacturers like Cambro feature integrated dunnage rack stands that can increase the weight bearing capacity on the bottom shelf only. Keeping food product off the floor is a must for health inspectors, which is why dunnage racks are often utilized for storing large, bulk ingredients like sugar and flour, to canned goods and other heavy duty items. Dunnage racks are designed for both humid and dry environments, and you'll often find dunnage racks in walk in coolers, freezers, dry storage areas and even on a showroom floor showcasing product. Many dunnage racks feature vented slots to promote good air circulation, which helps reduce rust and dirt accumulation. Solid top dunnage racks are ideal for wet ingredients because the top will catch spills for easy cleanup.
Types of Dunnage Racks
Dunnage racks come in a variety of sizes so you can find the one to fit in your specific storage area. Dunnage racks come in a variety of materials, but the most popular consists of either an aluminum or polymer construction.
Aluminum Dunnage Rack
Long used in freezers, refrigerators, walk-in coolers, pantries and more, the aluminum dunnage rack is popular in the foodservice industry. Easy to clean and designed to hold heavy duty loads, aluminum dunnage racks are rust and corrosion-resistant.
Polymer Dunnage Rack
Made out of a strong plastic, polymer dunnage racks are rust and corrosion resistant. They are also often treated with an antimicrobial product to prohibit the growth of bacteria. Polymer and plastic dunnage racks often come with your choice of either slotted or solid shelving.