How to Choose the Right Pan Rack for Your Foodservice Business

Did you know that the type of pan rack you purchase can impact your kitchen’s efficiency? When choosing a pan rack, there are many things to keep in mind: how often it will be used, what size and weight the rack will need to support, what type of pans the rack will hold and how much space is available to store them.
If an industrial-grade pan rack is necessary for heavy duty use or storing large quantities of pans, consider investing in one made from aluminum. They do not rust or corrode so they can be used in cold and dry storage applications. Aluminum is also lightweight, yet durable and extremely cost effective, since it doesn’t have to be replaced often.
How Often Will You Use a Pan Rack?
The answer to this question depends on your type of establishment. At a restaurant, for example, you may only need one or two racks during busy periods, but at a bakery that produces hundreds of baked goods daily, it’s essential to have more than just one. If the rack will be used regularly, day in and day out, you should consider a more heavy-duty rack rather than an economy rack.
What Size of Pans and Weight will the Pan Rack need to Support?
When selecting a pan rack for your foodservice department, it’s important to know the size and weight of the pans you plan to store on it. This will help determine what size and type of rack is necessary for your kitchen space.
Pans come in many different sizes and weights, so take careful consideration when purchasing a bun pan rack that will hold them all. If you don’t purchase one that can support the weight of your pans, they could end up falling off their shelf during transport or while being stored away at night.
What Type of Pans will the Pan Rack hold?
In a bun pan rack, the best types of pans to use are those that have a flat bottom and straight sides. A good example would be a sheet pan or cookie sheet. This type of pan is perfect for holding dough and provide plenty of space for your buns to rise before transferring them onto cooling racks after they’re baked! If you plan to store other types of pans such as steamtable pans, oval trays, or platters be sure to consider this when buying a pan rack.
How much Storage Space do you have for Pan Racks?
The typical storage space required for a standard bun pan rack is about 4-5 square feet per rack. This means if you’re purchasing six racks for your commercial kitchen, they’ll take up roughly 22 square feet of floor space – so make sure there’s room! A great option for smaller storage spaces are Nesting Z Racks that store nested together. Placing 6 Nesting Z Racks stored together takes up around 15 square feet of space, which is a huge space savings.
With so many options available, it can be difficult to decide how to best store your pans. There are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration before making your decision – the frequency of use for this rack, what size and weight the rack will need to support, if this is just an occasional rack or one that needs to be heavy duty for daily use. If you’re looking for something sturdy yet lightweight with good storage capacity, aluminum racks are worth considering. Aluminum Pan Racks do not rust or corrode like other metals may do over time. Check out this flyer comparing different types of aluminum pan racks from New Age Industrial and find out why aluminum might be the best choice for your kitchen!