5 Appliances every small restaurant must have

Appliances are the essence of every kitchen whether you’re cooking dinner at home or running a restaurant. Having the right equipment can make a world of difference.

Not only will you save tons of hours and effort but in the long run it’s cost effective too. So exactly what appliances are we talking about here? Here’s what those running a small scale restaurant must have.

Blender

This goes without saying, a blender is one the most widely used appliances and is simply a must but a question we often get asked is whether an immersion model is better or a countertop one. Well it’s an easy choice.

A countertop model is perfect for restaurants and can be further upgraded to add more power and functionality at lower cost as business grows. An immersion blender is best suited for home use as it’s smaller, cheap and perfect for small tasks like puree etc.

countertop-blender

Pressure Cookers

Surprised? Contrary to popular belief pressure cookers beat slow cookers hands down. It’s the perfect utensil for those with smaller workspace and to top it all off it’s also much faster, a necessary quality for restaurants.

With these cookers recipes like hard boiled eggs, brown rice etc. can be cooked in minutes but in case you’re still tangled over the decision about the best cooker, get the best of both worlds with an instant pot.

pressure-cooker

Electric Kettle

Tea and coffee are the mainstays of most lifestyles and thus you’re going to get plenty of orders and to keep up an electric kettle will come in handy. Its cost and energy efficient and will save you plenty of hours as you’ll not be spending time boiling water on stoves.

The latest models come with pre-set temperature variations for green, oolong, black teas and coffee. The Breville Temperature kettle is one such model and worth every penny you’ll invest.

breville-kettle

Food Processor

Multitasking is important for the success of any restaurant and thus a food processor is indispensable. Why? That’s because whether you’re looking to prep some dough for pasta or grind meat for meatballs or blend together ingredients for puree, a food processor can cover it all.

If you’re only starting out get a 3 cup processor as it’s easy to fit in and costs less but if you’re looking for an upgrade a 12 cup should be the ideal choice.

food-processor

Stand Mixer

Our pastries, cookies, and cakes your forte? Well, then a food processor alone isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to get real and go big and stand mixer is precisely what you’ll need.

Not only are they more efficient with doughs and batter with the multiple attachments and upgrades even tasks like grinding, chopping etc. can be done within minutes. Opt for a commercial stand mixer for large scale production.

stand-mixer

Apart from these industrial scale ovens, good quality pans, stoves etc. are few other essential tools.