A Complete Guide to Enclosed Cabinets for Foodservice

When it comes to food delivery and storage solutions, New Age Industrial has established itself as an industry leader with its diverse range of enclosed cabinets. In this comprehensive guide, we explore some of the standout features and applications of New Age Industrial’s enclosed cabinet offerings.


Key Functionalities of Enclosed Cabinets

  • Temperature & Environment Control: Maintaining proper food temperatures and environments is crucial for safety and quality. Be sure to choose cabinets with excellent construction and/or heating/cooling elements (if needed) to suit your specific needs.
  • Organization & Capacity: Select cabinets with shelves, pan guides, or dividers to maximize space and keep contents organized for easy access.
  • Mobility & Maneuverability: Casters are essential for effortless movement, with swivel capabilities and locking mechanisms for added convenience and stability. The overall weight capacity of a cabinet is mostly determined by the casters, so be sure to choose a cabinet with heavy duty, plate type casters. Some manufacturers also offer hi-temp and medical grade casters as an option.
  • Hygiene & Sanitation: Opt for cabinets with smooth, easy-to-clean surfaces and doors that close securely to prevent contamination.
  • Durability & Construction: Choose cabinets made from sturdy materials like aluminum or polyethylene to withstand daily wear and tear in busy kitchens.


Benefits of Using Enclosed Transport Cabinets:

  • Improved Food Safety: Protected from pests, contaminants, precipitation, and temperature fluctuations, food that is transported in enclosed cabinets is less susceptible to spoilage and health risks.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Streamline workflows by efficiently moving large quantities of food between prep areas, cooking stations, and service points.
  • Reduced Waste: Controlled environments minimize food spoilage and waste, saving costs and promoting sustainability.
  • Increased Hygiene: Enclosed cabinets prevent food contamination from airborne particles and cross-contamination between different items.
  • Organized & Professional Presentation: Mobile Display Enclosed Cabinets elevate the visual appeal of your food offerings and contribute to a professional atmosphere.


Things to Consider Before Buying Enclosed Cabinets

Buying Enclosed Transport Cabinets is a big decision. Most often, you want to choose cabinets that are right for your needs and will last for many years to come. Here are a few things to consider before you make your purchase:

1. What will you be using the cabinet for?

Enclosed transport cabinets are used for a variety of purposes, from transporting delicate instruments to protecting electronics from the elements. They are most often used by the foodservice industry in segments such as caterers, bakeries, healthcare facilities, prisons, stadiums, education and other institutions.

  • What types of food will you be transporting?
  • How far will they need to travel?
  • What temperature control is necessary?

Determine what you’ll be using the cabinets for. Then choose some that are the right size, made from the right material, and have the most useful features to match your needs. For example, if you’ll be transporting fragile items, you’ll need a cabinet with plenty of padding and shock absorption. If you’ll be using the cabinet outdoors, you’ll need one that’s fully enclosed somewhat weatherproof.

2. What size cabinet do you need?

Enclosed transport cabinets come in a variety of sizes, from half-size or under counter options to large rolling cabinets. Measure the sheet pans you’ll be transporting and determine the overall weight capacity needed to help choose a cabinet that’s big enough to accommodate them.

3. What features are important to you?

Many Enclosed Transport Cabinets have a variety of features, such as various caster types or sizes, push handles, different angle runner amounts and spacing, door hinges, and locks. Some manufacturer’s even offer an optional Prison Package for their Enclosed Cabinets that includes things like welded hinges, extra interior bracing, padlock holes in the door, 6” casters, and tamper-proof screws and bolts.

Consider which features are important to you and choose a cabinet that has them. If you can’t find exactly what you need, reach out to a manufacturer that specializes in customizing equipment and let them help you customize an Enclosed Cabinet that checks off all your boxes!

4. What’s your budget?

Enclosed transport cabinets can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. When setting a budget, consider if you would rather buy cheaper cabinets that need to be replaced constantly or invest in heavy duty or lifetime series cabinets that are built for the long haul? Be sure to choose cabinets that fit both your budget and operational space constraints.

In addition to the tips above, here are a few other things to consider when buying an enclosed transport cabinet:

  • Educate yourself on the warranty information before buying an enclosed cabinet.
  • Prioritize durability and ease of cleaning. Look for cabinets made from sturdy, easy-to-clean materials for long-lasting performance and efficient sanitation.
  • Determine where the cabinets will be used: inside, outside, or both.
  • Think about the thresholds and surfaces that the cabinets will be transported through. Will there be large bumps to go roll the cabinets over that would require large, sturdy casters? Is it uneven, rough, pitted, or irregular terrain?
  • Consider Functionality. Will the cabinets need to be heated or cooled or will it be used to store and transport foods at room temperature? Choose features like cabinet size, upgraded casters, and door types that best suit your workflow and preferences.
  • How often will the cabinets be used? Depending on how often and how they will be used will determine how heavy-duty the cabinets need to be.
  • Compare different brands and models. Research reputable manufacturers and compare features, capacities, and warranties before making a decision. Cheaper isn’t always better. Consider a Made in the USA company to ensure the highest quality construction and guarantees.
  • The Material of the Cabinet: Cabinets are made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. Choose a material that’s durable and weatherproof. If using this cabinet for foodservice applications, choose one that is resistant to corrosion and will not rust.
  • The Weight of the Cabinet: Be sure to choose a cabinet that is easily pushed, pulled, and transported around.
  • The Ease of Assembly: Some cabinets require assembly, while others do not. Choose a cabinet that’s easy to assemble if you’re not handy.
  • Clear Visibility: If you need or would like to be able to clearly see the products inside of your enclosed cabinets, choose one with a clear door. Instantly turn that cabinet into a mobile display and optimize efficiency for tasks such as inventory!


Types of Enclosed Cabinets at New Age Industrial

Enclosed Transport Cabinets are unsung heroes in the foodservice industry, silently ensuring the safe and efficient movement of food from one point to another. Whether you’re running a bustling restaurant, managing a catering operation, or overseeing a large institutional kitchen, these versatile units can be invaluable assets. It’s important to select the correct type of cabinet for your application.

Steamtable Pan Enclosed Transport Cabinets

Designed for catering and outdoor events, Steamtable Pan Enclosed Transport Cabinets from New Age Industrial are a testament to efficiency and reliability. They are crafted to hold steamtable or hotel pans, rather than traditional sheet pans, for both transport and storage. These cabinets feature a unique formed door and rear panel, creating a chimney effect that ensures free air circulation from top to bottom. Solid side panels, constructed with interlocking aluminum extrusions and spaced guides, maximize capacity. With heavy-duty tie rods securing the units and four platform swivel casters for mobility, these cabinets are an excellent choice for various applications. The all-welded construction and fully sealed seams eliminate potential dirt traps, and the Five-Year Guarantee and Lifetime Guarantee against rust and corrosion provide peace of mind.

Heavy Duty Enclosed Transport Cabinets

Endure harsh conditions with the Heavy-Duty Enclosed Transport Cabinets. Perfect for catering and outdoor events, these cabinets feature fully welded construction and innovative interlocking side panels for maximum capacity and food protection during transport. Serving as mobile vertical storage solutions, they utilize angle runners and a door to secure and transport sheet pans efficiently. The unique interlocking extrusions with integrated guides allow for unobstructed storage of sheet pans, making them versatile across various segments of the Foodservice Industry. Equipped with features like stainless steel hinges, clear polycarbonate doors, and a prison package for added security, these cabinets offer customizable solutions for different industry needs.

Lifetime Series Enclosed Cabinets

Renowned for unparalleled construction and durability, the Lifetime Series Enclosed Pan Racks are an industry-leading transport cabinet – featuring the most welds in the industry! They are built to withstand relentless usage, including frequent loading and off-loading. These cabinets are ideal for diverse settings such as foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, prisons, and correctional or educational institutions. With solid side panels constructed from interlocking aluminum extrusions and spaced guides, these cabinets ensure maximum capacity. The chimney effect created by the formed back panel enhances air circulation, preserving the contents effectively. Backed by stainless steel hinges, a flip-down latch, and NSF certification, these cabinets stand as a reliable and enduring choice for around-the-clock usage.

Half-Size Transport Cabinets

For under-counter storage with optimal visibility, Half-Size Transport Cabinets offer a compact yet robust solution. Scaled-down versions of Full-Size Enclosed Transport Cabinets, these units come with a field-reversible door, equipped with a polycarbonate window and magnetic latch for added flexibility. With precision construction, including extruded aluminum channel, sturdy sheeting, and compound guides, these cabinets accommodate various pan sizes. Equipped with platform-type swivel casters, they ensure smooth mobility, making them suitable for food trucks or catering operations. Slide these cabinets under the counter and add a clear door for a convenience store offering.

Universal Adjustable Angle Enclosed Cabinets

Meeting various runner spacing requirements with efficiency, Universal Adjustable Angle Enclosed Cabinets are an ideal choice for food delivery and storage. These unique cabinets will hold various pan types and sizes. Featuring solid side panels notched to accommodate adjustable stepped angles, the cabinets are robustly constructed with aluminum channel and sheeting. With swivel casters for easy mobility and backed by a Five-Year Guarantee, Lifetime Guarantee against rust and corrosion, and NSF certification, these cabinets provide a reliable and durable solution for diverse food storage needs.

Angle-Ledge Transport Cabinets

Angle-Ledge Transport Cabinets from New Age Industrial emerge as an exceptional solution for food delivery and storage needs. With a heavy-duty base, solid side panels, and a reinforced door, these cabinets ensure durability and security. The interlocking aluminum extrusions, spaced guides, and sturdy angle runners allow for the storage of taller items, adding versatility. Equipped with swivel casters, they are an ideal choice for food delivery applications. Accommodating various pan sizes, these cabinets stand out for their durability, reinforced features, and adaptability.

Insulated Cabinets

Insulated Cabinets are used for maintaining the food’s temperature during transport, insulated cabinets are essential. They are available in both hot and cold holding variations, utilizing materials like polystyrene or polyurethane foam to trap heat or retain coolness.

Mobile Display Cabinets

Combining storage and presentation, these cabinets feature clear polycarbonate or glass doors or windows, that allow employees and customers to view prepared foods while maintaining hygienic and environmental control. They’re popularly used in buffets, cafes, and catering settings.

Final Considerations

  • Maintain your cabinets regularly: Clean them thoroughly after each use per the manufacturer’s instructions and perform periodic inspections to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Train staff on proper usage: Educate employees on how to load, unload, and sanitize the cabinets safely and effectively.
  • Utilize accessories: Consider additional accessories like spill mats, pan liners, and door locks for enhanced functionality and safety.

By understanding the types, functionalities, and benefits of enclosed transport cabinets, you can make informed choices that optimize your foodservice operations, prioritize food safety, and enhance your overall efficiency and professionalism. Remember, investing in the right cabinets can significantly impact your workflow, hygiene standards, and bottom line.

With careful planning and the right enclosed transport cabinets, you can ensure safe, efficient, and hygienic food transport within your foodservice establishment, setting yourself up for success in the ever-demanding culinary landscape.

In conclusion, New Age Industrial’s enclosed cabinets offer a wide range of solutions for food delivery and storage across diverse settings. With innovative features, robust construction, and guarantees for quality and durability, these cabinets cater to the dynamic needs of the Foodservice Industry. Whether you’re in catering, healthcare, hospitality, or other sectors, New Age Industrial has an enclosed cabinet designed to meet your specific requirements. Choose reliability, durability, and efficiency with New Age Industrial’s enclosed cabinets.

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About New Age IndustrialNew Age Industrial is the leading aluminum extruder and fabricator of storage and transportation equipment in the United States. They design and manufacture heavy duty, yet lightweight aluminum products for various industries including foodservice, supermarket, and material handling. The products are easy to customize to fit a customer’s exact needs. For more information, contact New Age today, and their team of experts will be happy to assist you. Proudly Made in the USA.