Commercial Kitchen Shelving

Carts, Shelving, and Racks

To support the fast-paced operations of your food service establishment, you need carts, shelving, and racks that are sturdy and dependable. This restaurant equipment is frequently taken for granted in high-volume commercial kitchens, but as a smart restaurant operator, you know better than to purchase any old carts or shelving units for back-of-house use. 

With a focus on what matters most in restaurant operations, ShortOrder.com understands your requirements for a variety of restaurant carts, shelving, and racks that are not only of the highest quality but also delivered at the best value possible. That’s why we feature an extensive inventory of this restaurant equipment category in various styles and sizes, to cater to your every need. 

Materials

The first step to choosing the right restaurant carts and shelving for any restaurant is to understand the differences in the materials offered. While the type of items you intend to store plays a role in the type of shelving chosen for the area, the materials used to construct the shelves is also paramount to a successful storage solution. 

• Stainless Steel 

This type of material is a staple in the food service industry for several reasons. It is one of the strongest metals available so rest assured products will be supported by a secure system. Stainless steel is also resistant to rust, scratches, and other signs of damage. A nonporous material, this metal is incapable of harboring bacteria which makes it ideal for food areas. Lightweight and easy to move, this option for shelving is practical and functional while still allowing a business enough versatility to make storage changes as needed.  It can be placed in any restaurant environment from the freezer to the stockroom without worry. 

• Epoxy Coated 

Typically available in two colors of either black or green, epoxy coated shelves offer durable protection against damage. The coating is applied to the underlying metal to create an additional barrier of protection making these units ideal for areas of a restaurant with exposure to moisture or humidity. While they can be placed in safer environments such as the stock room, epoxy coated shelving is a great solution for areas such as in the kitchen where steam is a concern and in the dishwashing area where moisture levels are higher. This type of coating is resistant to corrosion which makes it ideal for the somewhat taxing conditions of a restaurant. 

• Chrome Finish 

An alternative option that is also fully functional in terms of durability, chrome finish shelving is perfect for areas such as dry storage. While they are relatively resistant to scratches, they are more prone to rust than the other options available so make sure to only use them in dry storage areas. 

• Brushed Graphite Coated 

This type of coating offers an attractive alternative for locations looking to get away for the silver tones of stainless steel or chrome. It is resistant to chipping and scratches while also being easy to clean. The non-corrosive material will last for years of reliable use. 

Utility Cart, Security Cart, or Display Shelving? 

We feature two general types of restaurant equipment carts: utility carts and security carts. While both types are designed with the same basic function of storage in mind, they have slight variations which separate them. A utility cart is on wheels and features a handle for easy transport. They come with 2-3 shelves and in a variety of heights to find the right solution for your needs. These units are ideal for transporting food or meals from one area to another while ensuring both ease of transport and sanitary concerns are met. In contrast, a security cart is usually a stationary shelving unit, although wheeled options are also available, in a cage style to provide for added control over the items stored. These units are ideal for storing high-end items such as alcohol to ensure total control over high price bottom line factors. Display shelving is often lumped in with these carts since it is typically on wheels and similar in design. However, display carts are a visual merchandising tactic used to display products for sale such as baked goods, as well as transporting those goods from one area of the restaurant to another with ease. 

Utility Carts 

Our Lakeside utility carts and New Age utility carts come at the best prices from these quality brand name manufacturers. One of our favorites is the Lakeside Utility Cart 422, constructed with three commercial-grade stainless steel shelves and 4-inch swiveling casters. With the strength to support up to 500 lbs of whatever you need it to hold, you won’t be disappointed with this all-purpose cart. It even features protective bumpers on its legs and handle, so it won’t scratch or dent nearby walls or furniture. Choose from a variety of sizes to find the right option for the operation of your business. 

Security Carts

When it comes to security carts, look no further than Eagle security carts for the tough, theft-proof construction you require. Choices like the Eagle Security Cart SC2460 are a smart buy. This model is constructed of open wire with a chrome-plated finish, and its quick-action locking device comes with a padlock. So, your contents are not only protected but also easy to view and take inventory of without needing to unlock the cart. We offer several heights and lengths to find the right solution for your needs. 

Display Shelving 

Perfect for a range of business types, these commercial kitchen shelving units are versatile and easy to access for both staff and customers. Made with the focus on visual merchandising and organizational aspects, these units from the reputable name of Eagle feature chrome plated wire shelving equipped with adjustable angle capacity for added versatility. Choose from several sizes and heights to get the right commercial kitchen shelving for your needs. 

Pan and Tray Racks 

Our pan and tray restaurant racks are capable of high-capacity holding and storage without taking up much space. Their upwardly stacked design makes them ideal for loading up all sorts of restaurant kitchen creations, even when working in a tight corner. Use these commercial grade shelving units for storing pizza, bread, cakes, pies, and more. Try our Eagle pan and tray restaurant racks, as well as our New Age pan and tray racks, to experience the best in quality manufacturing for this important area of the restaurant. If you just need to store heavier supplies or products in a space that is low to the ground without touching it, consider dunnage racks. They are a sanitary solution with open slots for added air flow and help meet the food safety requirements of keeping all food items the required distance off the floor. The Lakeside Dunnage Rack 9180 is a top-rated choice that comes at a great price. With five lateral bars of aluminum tube that are welded for maximum strength, it can sustain up to 2,000 pounds!

Additional Shelving 

In addition to the great restaurant equipment we’ve just mentioned, we also sell dry storage shelving kits, pass-through shelving, tray delivery carts, and other solutions to suit any need. Peruse our selection of Eagle display shelving, and you’ll discover an effective solution that combines visual merchandising with storage at a fantastic value. From keg shelving designed to meet the heights of standard kegs while offering superior support without buckling to tray delivery carts which feature enclosed designs for added food safety protection, we have an option for every area and need of any food service operation regardless of size. Many of the options we offer for additional commercial grade shelving are adjustable to allow for restaurant operators to create the right solution for their space and operation. For example, the Eagle Display Shelving M1848C-4 is made of chrome-plated wire shelves that you can position at adjustable angles for a customized experience. With casters attached, you can easily transport this shelving unit to different areas of your food service establishment. So, it’s ideal for when you want to switch up your merchandising or storage efforts. 

At ShortOrder.com, we are committed to supplying hardworking restaurant owners with only the best solutions for their business. All of our shelving products are available at the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere, backed by our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for further assistance.