There are many decisions to be made when opening or maintaining restaurants. One of the most crucial is choosing the right flatware. It can be difficult to choose from the many commercial kitchen supplies available. How do you choose the right flatware for your restaurant? When choosing flatware for your restaurant, there are several factors to be aware of:
Price – Flatware prices can vary widely so it is essential to set a budget before you begin looking. These factors will have an impact on the price of flatware as well as the choice of kitchen supply stores. The clearance center has a wide selection of flatware that will get the job done, without breaking the bank. A selection of regular stock is also available. It should not be difficult to find the right product within your budget, with so many options at such different prices.
Finish – This will help you narrow down the many options. You can begin by determining what material best suits your image. While budget may be the deciding factor, you can choose from a satin or matte, silver-plated or stainless steel, as well as gold or silver accents. Different styles will make different statements so you need to clearly define the look you want so that the overall image flows well.
Style – The subtle differences between flatware styles and patterns will be more apparent if there are no matching sets. If you order separate sets of forks, knives, or spoons, you should choose the same pattern to create a consistent image. Patterns generally fall under one of the following categories:
There are many options for style and pattern. You don’t have to stick with the standard flatware set. Instead, look for unique pieces that will set you apart from your competitors. These neat standing butter knives are both functional and conversation-starters. Keep in mind that you might need more down the line. It may be a good idea to choose something that is easy to replace later if you need them to match.
Weight – Again, it is important to weigh the weight of your flatware in order to determine what image you want. Apart from the obvious fact that they feel good in your hands, different weights indicate how flexible they can bend during use. This is an indication of overall quality. Higher quality is associated with heavier weights and lower quality with lighter weights.
There are three types of stainless steel: 18/10 (or 18/8), and 18/0 (or 18/0). These numbers represent the percentage of chrome in the alloy. This number is the amount of chrome. The more chrome, the better. The second number is the amount of nickel. This is what gives silver a soft sheen. 18/10 is flatware that contains 18% chrome, 10% nickel and is the best quality than 18/8 or 18/0.
Order Quantity – Take the number of items you want to order, and add another few. Flatware can accidentally get thrown away when you run a commercial kitchen. These flatware chutes will help to avoid this! You have sticky hands and the dishwasher is unable to keep up. You might want to have a few more on hand just in case. To help make the decision process easier, have the formula to help you determine how much. You can multiply the number of seats that you are serving by the number shown to the right. Divide that number by 12, and you’ll get the number of dozens you will need.
Flatware is durable and can be used on all types of tables. You can extend the life of your investment by learning how to care for flatware. The right flatware will enhance the experience of your guests. It also makes a statement about you, so ensure you choose the right set!
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Main Auction Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated company bringing more than 35 years of combined experience in the restaurant, food service and related industries to the internet sales marketplace. Main Auction Services offers a wide variety of quality, new and used restaurant equipment, kitchen supplies, appliances, furniture and decor.