Keeping food warm is an important aspect of any large kitchen or culinary enterprise. With right equipment at your disposal, it's thankfully very easy to serve every single dish at the desired temperature. Maxima Kitchen Equipment has a wide range of warming cabinets, bain-maries, soup kettles and plate warmers for you to consider.Learn more ➝
Maxima Electric Chafing Dish
Maxima Bain Marie with Tap
Maxima Bain Marie with Tap including 1 x 1/1 GN Set
Maxima Bain Marie with Tap including 2 x 1/2 GN Set
Maxima Bain Marie with Tap including 3 x 1/3 GN Set
Maxima Stainless Steel Hot Display - 2 Levels - 55 cm - 45L
Maxima Stainless steel Warming Showcase - 2 Floors - 55 cm - 50 L
Maxima Stainless Steel Hot Display - 3 Levels - 70 cm - 115L
Maxima Stainless Steel Hot Display 96L
Maxima Stainless Steel Hot Display 136L
Maxima Stainless Steel Hot Display 186L
Maxima Deluxe Stainless Steel Hot Display 120L
Maxima Deluxe Stainless Steel Hot Display 160L
Maxima Stainless Steel Hot Display - 1 Level - 55 cm - 25L
Maxima Plate warmer / Plates dispenser 40 pieces up to 30 cm
Maxima Plate warmer / Plates dispenser 80 pieces up to 30 cm
Maxima Plate warming cabinet / Plate warmer 30
Maxima Plate warming cabinet / Plate warmer 60
Maxima Plate warming cabinet / Plate warmer 120
Maxima Cup Warmer 72 Stainless steel
Maxima Heating Lamp Single
Maxima Heating Lamp Double
Maxima Heating Lamp Triple
Why is it so important to keep food warm?
Food tastes its best when served at the right temperature. Unfortunately, in professional kitchens, it can be difficult to ensure all elements of a meal are ready to plate at the same time. That's why it's handy to have appliances that keep individual aspects of a meal warm while other ingredients are prepared before serving. Keeping food warm also helps reduce the growth of bacteria. Do you have a large pan of soup simmering away all night long? Then it's more hygienic and safer to keep it warm throughout your serving hours.
Key characteristics of quality food warming equipment
If you want to keep food warm, it's important you do this at the right temperature. You need to prevent the continuing temperature from continuing to cook the food. A good device for keeping food warm without overcooking ingredients should provide you with several levels you can easily set. For example, a margin ranging from thirty to ninety degrees is ideal, allowing you to keep countless types of dishes warm, without spoiling the nuances of the recipe. It's also important equipment doesn't burn food. Techniques like water bathing, infrared light and heating elements are therefore common integrations found with this type of equipment. With elements like this working in your favour, food is indirectly heated, rather than through the focused application of high temperatures.
What types of food heaters are there?
If you're looking for a device to keep food warm, you've plenty of models to consider. For example, you can opt for a classic hot display unit. These showcase the dishes within, while providing you with a handy method of keeping different types of food at the right temperature, with room for several different plates and dishes. There are also bain-maries and chafing dishes to think about. These devices are perfect for when you have a menu with prepared dishes and courses. They keep food at the right temperature by means of a water bathing function or a heating element. Do you make and serve large quantities of soup regularly? A special soup kettle is a must for your kitchen.
What's the advantage of keeping food warm with an appliance?
It's always nice when you're able to keep large amounts of food warm without putting in too much work. This way, you can ensure you are always ready to serve your dishes to guests and customers as they arrive, without making them wait. These devices offer another distinct advantage. They enable you to showcases your food in shops, as well as when you're preparing food for a buffet. With chafing dishes and soup kettles especially, flexibility and user-friendliness scores top marks. With so much freedom and easy operation on offer, guests can scoop and plate their own food, while you can ensure that a high-quality meal is served.
What things should you pay attention to when keeping food warm?
When using equipment to keep food warm, it's pivotal you set the machine correctly. After all, you want to make sure that your food is preserved for serving at the optimal temperature. It's also important that you sufficiently clean your chosen appliance well after each use. This way, dishes are guaranteed to adhere to the utmost in hygiene standards. Keeping plates warm is also a must, as this prevents your dishes from cooling down too quickly as soon as you plate up the first elements of the dish. You'll be glad to know we supply a range of plate warmers in various sizes just for this very purpose.