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Best Commercial Kitchen Equipment: Our Top Picks for 2024

Based on customer feedback, we present an honest review of some of the best commercial kitchen equipment from trusted brands we are proud to partner with.

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The Best Cooking Equipment for Your Commercial Kitchen

1. Falcon Foodservice Oracle Range

The Oracle range from Falcon Foodservice stands out with innovative design and exceptional performance. It meets the needs of various food service operations, offering unparalleled speed and versatility.

Key features and benefits:

  • Large volumes fast: The Oracle range delivers rapid cooking times without compromising food quality. 

  • No more clutter: It supports multiple cooking methods, including baking, roasting, grilling, and steaming, all within a single appliance. 

  • Fewer operational errors: Its intuitive control panel and ease of operation make it suitable for kitchen staff of all skill levels. 

  • Increased energy efficiency: It incorporates advanced energy-saving technologies for reduced carbon footprint and small operational costs. 

Best suited for busy kitchens that need to serve large volumes of food quickly: 

  • Café or bistro 

  • Snack bar or quick service restaurant 

  • Service station 

  • Sports club 

  • Hotel room service

Not the best fit for: 

  • Tiny budgets or minimal operations 

  • Commercial kitchens that only need essential cooking functions 

2. Falcon Foodservice E3907i Induction Range 

The Falcon E3907i Induction Range is an outstanding product for commercial kitchens. It combines the traditional usability of a gas solid top with the energy efficiency and control of induction technology. 

We like it for its performance and sustainability. Moreover, the glass surface cools quickly once the pots are removed, enhancing kitchen safety for staff. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • Low energy consumption: 90% of its energy goes directly to heating pots. 

  • Consistent cooking results: A central 7.5kW zone and additional 3kW and 5kW zones secure instant heat and precise temperature control. 

  • Multi-pot cooking: The induction surface can host multiple pots of varying sizes simultaneously. 

  • High hygiene standards: The 6mm ceramic glass top is easy to clean and maintain — spills can be wiped away instantly, even during cooking. 

Best suited for: 

  • Catering service 

  • Coffee shop or bistro 

  • Corporate or hospital kitchen 

  • School or university 

  • Busy restaurant or hotel 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Small commercial kitchens with limited budgets 

  • Kitchens that rely heavily on traditional gas ranges 

Commercial Ovens for Your Fine Dining Restaurant 

3. Rational iCombi Pro Combination Oven

The Rational iCombi Pro Combination Oven is highly innovative commercial kitchen equipment. It combines multiple cooking methods in one appliance, significantly improving kitchen productivity and consistency. 

We appreciate its ability to deliver standardised quality thanks to an intuitive touch screen, intelligent features, and robust build. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • Optimal cooking conditions: The iCombi Pro has several intelligent assistants, including iDensityControl, iCookingSuite, iProductionManager, and iCareSystem, which manage production processes and automated cleaning. 

  • Perfect results every time: This commercial oven can handle steaming, roasting, baking, and grilling. Moreover, it automatically adjusts settings for ​different load sizes and food types. 

  • Reduced operational costs: With its high-performance heating system and steam generator, the iCombi Pro is designed to minimise energy consumption while maintaining high productivity. 

  • High hygiene standards with minimal effort: The iCombi Pro includes an automatic cleaning system that uses minimal water and chemicals. 

Best suited for: 

  • High-output restaurants and hotels 

  • Catering operations 

  • Educational and healthcare institutions 

  • Food service chains and franchises 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Kitchens with limited space, especially the larger models 

  • Establishments that don't serve a large number of meals daily 

Ware Washing 

4. Sammic UX-120C Glasswasher 

The Sammic UX-120C Glasswasher is designed for high performance and ensures sparkling clean glassware, cutlery, and dishes with every cycle. 

Our favourite feature is the electronic control panel. Intuitive and watertight, it displays wash and rinse temperatures for easy monitoring. The hood-operated, auto-cycle start feature simplifies operation, making it user-friendly for all kitchen staff. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • High performance and efficiency: The UX-120C features a powerful 9kW boiler and a 3kW wash tank, ensuring rapid heating and efficient washing cycles. It offers three cycle durations (60, 120, and 180 seconds), allowing for flexibility depending on the level of soiling and time constraints. 

  • Hygiene: Precision-positioned water jets and a constant rinse temperature system guarantee optimal washing, even for the most stubbornly stained glassware. The thermal cycle delay option ensures a minimum final rinse temperature of 85°C. 

  • Quick and easy maintenance: This model features a double filter system that protects the wash pump and is easily removable for cleaning. 

  • Durable construction: Made from catering-grade AISI 304 2B stainless steel, the X-120C is built to withstand the demands of a busy commercial kitchen. 

Best suited for: 

  • Restaurants and bars 

  • Cafés and bistros 

  • Catering Services 

  • Hotels and event venues 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Tiny kitchens 

Low-volume operations 

5. Meiko Ware Washing - M-iClean U

The Meiko M-iClean U is a super choice. This under-counter dishwasher and glasswasher can meet the high standards of modern food service environments, providing superior cleaning performance and hygiene. Furthermore, its compact design makes this model suitable for smaller spaces without compromising cleaning capabilities. 

It's one of our top choices for its deep-drawn wash chamber and integrated rack guides that prevent dirt accumulation and make the machine easy to clean and maintain. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • Sparkling clean glassware and dishes: The efficient wash water filtration system and heat recovery technology clean perfectly while minimising energy consumption. 

  • Reduced training time: This commercial dishwashing machine has a highly intuitive touch display with clear program indicators and temperature displays. Controls are easy to understand and operate. 

  • Eco-friendly restaurant equipment: The M-iClean U uses less water, energy, and detergent than traditional models. Its integrated GiO MODULE for reverse osmosis ensures the highest water quality and protects the machine from limescale damage. 

  • Improved workflows: The M-iClean U includes a colour-coded LED handle that indicates the machine's status at a glance. The self-cleaning program simplifies maintenance and ensures the machine is always ready. 

Best suited for: 

  • High-volume restaurants and bars 

  • Cafés and bistros 

  • Catering services 

  • Hotels and event venues 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Small catering businesses with limited budgets 

  • Operations with minimal dishwashing needs 

Restaurant Kitchen Equipment for Dynamic Food Preparation 

6. Sammic Dynamic Preparation - CA-31

The Sammic CA-31 Vegetable Preparation Machine offers exceptional performance, versatility, and ease of use. Made from high-quality materials, it withstands the rigours of any commercial kitchen. Its design includes easily removable parts, making cleaning and maintenance straightforward and ensuring high hygiene standards. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • Kitchen efficiency and productivity: The CA-31 can process up to 450 kg of vegetables per hour. 

  • Precise cuts tailored to different recipes: This food processor supports a wide range of cuts, including slicing, dicing, shredding, and julienne. 

  • Accessible for kitchen staff at all levels: The single-speed motor and straightforward controls make it easy to operate, reducing operator fatigue and increasing productivity. ​ 

  • Simplified maintenance: The machine components are easy to remove and clean. An automatic stop when the lever or lid is opened ensures safe operation. 

Best suited for: 

  • High-volume restaurants and catering services 

  • Institutional kitchens 

  • Food production facilities 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Kitchens with limited space 

  • Low-volume operations 

Catering Equipment for Food Preservation 

7. Sammic SE-310 Vacuum Packing Machine

The Sammic SE-310 Vacuum Packing Machine provides reliable and efficient vacuum sealing for food preservation. We recommend it for its digital control panel, which displays the exact vacuum percentage for enhanced precision and compliance with food safety regulations.  

Another advantage is that the machine includes a dry oil program to maintain the pump's efficiency and extend its lifespan. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • Optimal food preservation: The SE-310 is powered by a Busch 10 m³/h vacuum pump, known for its reliability and efficiency. 

  • Ease of use: This kitchen equipment includes a "Pause" button for marinating, pulse-controlled decompression to protect delicate items, and a double seal for extra security. The cordless sealing bar and bag-sealing program add to its versatility. 

  • Consistent results for a long time: The transparent polycarbonate lid allows users to monitor the vacuum process, ensuring consistent results. 

  • There is little to no downtime due to maintenance: The SE-310 is equipped with a safety system to protect against vacuum failure and a working hours counter for timely oil changes. 

Best suited for: 

  • Restaurants and hotels 

  • Catering services 

  • Food production facilities 

  • Institutional kitchens 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Small-scale applications 

  • Startups or small businesses with tight budgets 

Snack Bar-Pizzeria Cooking Equipment 

8. Sammic Electric fryer FE-9

The Sammic FE-9 Fryer has a durable construction, efficient performance, and user-friendly features. It can handle the high demands of busy food service environments, ensuring consistent and high-quality frying results. 

It's our top recommendation for smaller establishments that require a reliable and robust fryer. 

Key features and benefits: 

  • Suitable for continuous use: The FE-9 Fryer is made from high-quality stainless steel for longevity and durability. 

  • Even cooking: Equipped with a powerful 6000W heating element and a regulation thermostat, the fryer provides precise control over frying temperatures. 

  • Simple maintenance: The fryer's drain tap simplifies cleaning and makes maintenance quick and easy. 

  • High capacity: The fryer has an 8-litre oil capacity, sufficient for handling medium to high volumes of frying. 

Best suited for: 

  • Snack bars and cafés 

  • Pizzerias 

  • Food trucks 

  • Catering services 

Not the best fit for: 

  • Large kitchens 

  • Establishments needing multi-functionality 

What Are the Best Commercial Kitchen Equipment Brands? 

There is no single "best" brand of commercial kitchen equipment without considering the specific context of each kitchen's unique needs. Every catering business has its own set of requirements based on factors such as size, type of service, budget constraints, and ROI expectations. A small café prioritises compact, multifunctional appliances to maximise space and efficiency, while a large restaurant needs high-capacity, specialised equipment to handle large orders. 

Moreover, budget limitations and long-term return on investment are crucial in determining what makes it to your commercial kitchen equipment list. 

We collaborate with multiple brands and carefully evaluate all variables before making equipment recommendations. Considering each kitchen's unique aspects, such as operational demands and financial goals, we ensure that our suggestions are tailored to meet your needs. 

We provide a comprehensive range of heavy, light, and marine equipment and offer leasing options to suit various needs. Our services include custom kitchen design and installation, ensuring tailored solutions for your business. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements and find out how we can support your operations with the right equipment and services. 




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