3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

Whether you’re opening a new commercial kitchen or renovating your existing restaurant space, starting with a well-stocked list of commercial kitchen equipment is essential to starting on the right foot! Bakeries, pizzerias, cantinas, fast food chains, and any other type of restaurant style or setup may require vastly different pieces of professional kitchen equipment, but generally there are some basics that span the categories and are suited as an essential for most any commercial kitchen. At CKitchen, we’ve worked with establishments across the board and have found that these 5 basics are the key to hitting the ground running!

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

Refrigerator and/or Freezer

Refrigeration can keep your products at safe temperatures for extended periods of time which helps to reduce spoilage and waste. Freezers can also cut back on your bottom line by allowing you to purchase products in bulk and store until ready for use. Beverage Air, Turbo Air, Delfield, and Traulsen refrigerators and freezers are all quality choices on the market today, and you can find a variety of walk-in units, roll-ins, reach-ins, pass-thrus, and even display refrigeration options for your needs.

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

Our guides on refrigeration can help you sort through many of the details when shopping our extensive inventory at CKitchen.com.

Ice Machine

Also known as ice makers, commercial ice machines are designed to handle the task of preparing and possibly even storing ice, depending on the model you select. We love Scotsman Ice Machines and Manitowoc Ice Machines because of their vast selections and quality materials. Whether you’re operating a small establishment that just needs ice on-demand without extra storage space or you’re operating a cafeteria or buffet line, our quality ice machines at CKitchen can be selected to handle any job!

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

If you’re investing in a new ice machine or simply looking to stock your new restaurant with the right pieces of industrial kitchen equipment, have a look at our guide to choosing ice machines in order to ensure that you’re making the right purchase.

Commercial Ovens

Ovens are a focal point for any kitchen, and choosing the right one for your restaurant can improve efficiency and help boost profits. Since the 1950s, convection ovens have made their way into restaurant kitchens around the world, and for good reason. But what we’ve become a true fan of is the combi-oven. By combining convection ovens and their steamer counterparts, combi-ovens have worked their way onto the list of one of the most influential and innovative pieces of commercial kitchen equipment.

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

Commercial ovens are essential to just about every type of commercial kitchen. If you’re stuck choosing between a steamer unit like those from Cleveland Steamers or a combi oven, check out our blog post <<HERE>> for a little extra guidance!

At the end of the day, smaller units and accessory pieces of kitchen equipment can help to round out a well-stocked kitchen. Make sure you’ve covered the basics by investing in these three equipment essentials for your commercial kitchen! 


CKitchen, an E Friedman company, is a FULLY AUTHORIZED Food Service Equipment and Supplies Dealer that represents all major brands of commercial kitchen equipment. Since our inception in 1984, we focused on quality products and upscale projects. Our projects division is responsible for some of the largest food service projects in the country including Hotels, Restaurants and Institutions. We are loyal to our customers as well as our employees. Our average sales professional has been with us for over 8 years. This accounts for the fact that they are some of the most knowledgeable in the Restaurant Equipment industry. We continue to strive for value added service while maintaining the lowest prices in the industry. The bottom line is that we would like you to be pleased with your purchase today and for years to come...

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