One of the most challenging parts of running a commercial kitchen is keeping food at the correct and safe temperature before serving. Commercial steam tables are popular for keeping food at the same temperature and heating evenly without burning. You work hard to cook perfect food in your oven, stove top, or range, and steam tables help keep food safe and presentable for guests.
Steam tables consist of two or more compartments in which pans of food of different sizes are placed. Underneath the compartments are wells of water which, when heated, produce steam and heat the pans containing food. Many commercial steam tables have accessories to help streamline their use. Using a steam table means more food can be prepared ahead of time and kept at a safe temperature, reducing last-minute cooking and providing a solution when large numbers of guests are eating at staggered times.
If you use or are interested in using a commercial steam table in your business, Mr. Appliance of Huntington Beach is here for you! We provide restaurant equipment repair and installation to businesses across the Huntington Beach and Newport Beach areas.
Have a steam table installed or repair your existing one when you schedule with Mr. Appliance of Huntington Beach today!
Types of Commercial Steam Tables
Commercial steam tables are usually made of steel and use electricity, propane, or natural gas to heat the water. They are also commonly made with either open wells or sealed wells, which are different heating types, varying with the food your restaurant serves.
Stationary Steam Tables
Stationary steam tables are most often in restaurants, cafeterias, and buffets. These are large appliances not meant to move around much and typically connect to a gas or electrical line.
Portable Steam Tables
More often referred to as chafing dishes, portable steam tables are most often used for catering or in food trucks. These are handheld and movable versions of stationary steam tables, perfect for cooking and serving food on the go, mainly because they do not need to connect to gas or electricity.
No matter what type of steam table your restaurant uses, Mr. Appliance of Huntington Beach can provide service to keep your commercial kitchen running as smoothly as possible. Let us worry about the technical side so you can focus on the food!
Common Issues Found in Commercial Steam Tables
Mr. Appliance of Huntington Beach is familiar with the common issues commercial steam tables face and can fix them ranging from electrical connections to faulty heating sensors. We recommend yearly maintenance and regular cleaning. However, there are signs you should keep an eye out for to signal your steam table’s need for immediate repair.
Signs Your Steam Table Needs Restaurant Equipment Repair
- Your steam table is not maintaining the proper temperature
- No heat is produced at all
- You are unable to adjust the temperature
- The heating element is burning out
- There are noticeable leaks near the appliance
- The table itself is unusually hot
- Smell of gas
Mr. Appliance’s Commercial Steam Table Services
The experts at Mr. Appliance of Huntington Beach can service commercial steam tables, including maintenance, installation, and repair. We carry common parts such as valves, heating elements, and water sensors and replace them if your restaurant’s steam table needs a new part. We can procure and install spillage pans, sneeze guards, shelving, and other commercial steam pan accessories. You can rest easy knowing qualified experts did your repair or installation, plus all of our services and parts come with a one-year quality guarantee.
We perform restaurant equipment repair of all kinds so your kitchen runs how you need it to. We know food cooling systems are just as crucial as food heating systems, which is why we provide repair to commercial refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, and bar coolers.