Every restaurant needs ample workspace in order to create their dishes and meals with ease. That’s why stainless-steel workstations and tables for food preparation are so important. But for some in the restaurant business, a bigger workspace is an afterthought when compared to the appliances and other equipment needed in the kitchen for storing and preparing cooked food. This leaves restaurant owners buying tables and workstations that don’t quite fit the kitchen space.
The good news is that Kohn-Megibow Company can help you select the right workstations and tables for your restaurant. Plus, we’ll show you how to get great stainless-steel workstations and tables at a fraction of the price! When buying work tables and stations, here are five things to keep in mind:
1. Planning is Key
Planning is very important when buying tables and/or stainless-steel workstations. This helps you know exactly what you want or need before you purchase any equipment. Keep in mind that you’ll want to take advantage of every square inch available in your kitchen, but the space must also be set up in a way that keeps your staff as productive and efficient as possible.
2. Understand Your Space Needs
Do you need a small table for a certain space? What about one with shelves or drawers underneath to store pots, pans, and other equipment? Having shelves and cabinets included can be extremely handy and will help maximize your workspace.
3. Have Precise Measurements
Every restaurant will have a different kitchen layout. Some are wide open, others are tight. Make sure you have precise measurements before you buy any workstations or tables. Then, you can make sure you are buying the right pieces that fit your space perfectly. Be ultra-careful with measurements, especially with corners, so that everything fits right into place when installed. Some companies make tables as small as 12 inches to fit in the tightest of spaces. Otherwise, just about any size and shape that you can imagine is manufactured.
4. What is the Functionality?
It’s important to know what purpose the table or workstation will be used for. Does it need to be long, wide, tall or short? Should it be adjustable? Does it need to have shelves, drawers or cabinets above and/or underneath? Is it a stainless-steel center island that you require? Whatever you need to be productive, KMC provides a wide variety of designs to fit your needs.
5. Why Buy New?
Buying stainless-steel work stations, islands, and tables can be expensive if you purchase the equipment new. You can find high-quality pieces at Kohn-Megibow Company for discount auction prices. You’ll end up paying a fraction of the cost and find exactly what you are looking for. Once you know what you are looking for, stop by our warehouse or sign up for our next bi-weekly used restaurant equipment auction.
For more information about stainless-steel workstations and tables from Kohn-Megibow Company and to see what we currently have in stock, contact us today!