A stainless steel work table should be a given necessity in any commercial kitchen. Found in nearly all foodservice concepts, from fast casual to fine dining, your work table is at the center of prep, plating, and much more. Whether you're breaking down a protein, slicing vegetables or plating a dessert, work tables feature strong, durable legs to support you in any task; plus, many work tables from prominent brands like Vollrath, Elkay, Turbo Air and more also feature adjustable heights for the table legs, ensuring a more stable surface area to work with.
At Tundra Restaurant Supply we have more than a thousand different stainless steel work tables to suit your needs. When choosing the best work table for your restaurant, consider your space. Work tables come in a variety of lengths to suit your kitchen layout. From there, consider additional options such as under shelves, cabinets or other storage solutions. Stainless steel is ideal for protecting against rust, and has proven to be highly durable when working with acidic foods such as tomatoes. Shelves may work best in crowded spaces, where finding room to open a cabinet could prove cumbersome and get in the way of traffic.
You'll also find work tables in both stainless steel and wood countertop options. Before purchasing, consider what you intend to use the work table for. Wooden counter options are ideal for cutting fruits and other vegetables, but dents created from your knifework might not do well for rolling out pizza or bread dough. Planning to cut protein directly on the surface? Just make sure you check with your health inspector on proper cleaning protocols to avoid any marks against you. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is simple to wipe down and keep clean. It's also easy to maintain longer due to its anti rusting properties (and it won't dry out like a wood surface can). Work tables with drawers for storing supplies like bulk flour and sugar are particularly nice for pizza or baking stations. If your work table will be placed along a wall, consider one with a backsplash or side guards; these help keep ingredients (like liquids) on the table, and can prevent product from falling between the cracks and making a big mess.
Kitchens tight on space may look into utilizing smaller work tables or equipment stands. These small equipment stands are a special type of work table that elevates countertop equipment to a convenient height, and most even offer an extra shelf for added storage. Great for toasters, microwaves, Panini grills and even mixers, you'll love the addition of an equipment stand in your kitchen.