Stainless steel is the medium of choice for many restaurant equipment manufacturers, and for good reason: It's durable and reliable. The different types of stainless steel are determined by the crystalline structure of the steel itself, and these differences in structure can determine the steel’s durability and resistance to corrosion. Your sinks are likely made of stainless steel, so ensure that you’re getting the most from your units by investing in the right stainless steel type.Shop all Three Compartment Sinks by Material
The NSF rating means that everything from the product design to materials used to create the product have been tested and conform to food equipment safety and sanitation standards. Choosing the right type of sink for your application depends on its intended use, and opting for a non-NSF sink should only occur when the sink’s intention is not directly related with the food you plan to serve. Note that many utility sinks can be made to pass NSF approval with an upcharge.
Compartment sinks can come with a variety of accouterments or extras to suit any kitchen. With drainboards flanking your sink, you can dry dishes or simply have extra table space. Some drainboards come pre-installed while others can be added to your existing unit. Choose from sinks without drainboards, with one drainboard on either side, or with drainboards on both ends.
Some sinks come with holes for multiple faucets and some with only one set. Consider the reach of the faucet and if you want to have a separate spray rinse in addition to a faucet. In the backsplash, holes can be drilled to accommodate nozzle, gooseneck, or pre-rinse faucets. Here, you can also find plumbing accessories needed to complete your 3-compartment sink setup.
Any restaurant with a dedicated bar will need to invest in additional equipment specifically designed for the bar area. Many of these units tend to take up less space and are specialized for bartending purposes.Read More
The number of compartments you’ll need for your sink will be determined by the tasks that your sink needs to perform. While three compartment sinks are the traditional favorite of many kitchens, there are other options available:
Hands-free faucets have become a widely-accepted part of restaurant bathrooms, but have you considered using them in the kitchen as well?
When it comes to square utility sinks and NSF-rated sinks, the differences can be stark.
Touchless faucets and soap dispensers have become more popular in recent years, but many reserve these for use in public bathrooms. In fact, there are hands-free sinks and dispensers available for kitchen use as well.
Rather than haphazardly purchasing a sink that you think will get the job done, know the codes for kitchen sinks to help ensure that your restaurant has exactly the right type of sink for your kitchen setup.
Many restaurant owners find themselves trying to rub two pennies together to make a nickel when it comes to equipment needs, so many of the extras tend to get left out. What many don’t realize is that these technologies and extra investments have been made to cut down on total costs over time.