Essential Restaurant Equipment for Your New Business

Commercial Kitchen

Opening night at your new restaurant will be much less stressful if you have everything you need to get you through the evening. Consider the hot and cold items on your menu and the types of food you’ll be preparing most when choosing your restaurant’s kitchen equipment. Here are some examples of essential equipment found in most restaurants.

Refrigerators and Freezers

No restaurant can remain in business if its food is spoiling constantly. When picking a refrigerator, consider line units with cold storage underneath your cold line, best for preparing salads and sandwiches. A restaurant kitchen will also require a walk-in cooler or freezer. There are also units that serve as a cooler and freezer in one.

Commercial Ranges

A multi-top commercial range is essential for providing your hot menu items. A six top will get you through rushes and large-party orders. Consider a range with a stainless steel backsplash for easy cleanup and legs with wheels so you can clean underneath.

Work and Prep Tables

A prep table gives you space to prepare for the day. Stainless steel works well as a surface material, since the table will be used and cleaned daily. Look for prep tables with storage space underneath for cutting boards and cooking tools for added convenience.


Commercial can openers, fry pans, ladles, measuring cups, mixing bowls, and other cooking tools are all necessities in serious kitchens.

Wait Stations

You can make your servers’ jobs easier with a wait station and cashier stand. Your service will be better and your operation will look a more professional with useful, good-looking equipment just off the dining floor. Consider getting a POS system and training your servers ahead of time to expedite ticket times.

CuliQuip has one of the most extensive catalogs in the restaurant supply business. We’re founded by owners with a combined century of experience and our range stoves, hot lines, and other products have been featured in the revamping of restaurants on Chef Gordon Ramsay’s show, Kitchen Nightmares. Our reputation is outstanding and our prices are fair. Call us today at (240) 489-2588 to learn more about our product availability in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and New York City.

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