Having the correct equipment needed for bakery business means you’ll be able to produce some amazing bakes and really give your business the boost it needs from the very beginning. It also will go a long way in helping increase productivity and efficiency in the long run.
So where do you start when it comes to purchasing bakery equipment?
There is a core list of items that your kitchen will need to run day to day and then you have other pieces of equipment that are more specialised, some bakery kitchens may need them and others won’t.
The first key piece of equipment you need is an oven. There are many different ovens out there to choose from, including deck ovens, rack ovens and convection ovens. They all have different uses, but it all depends on what you need. If you’re planning on focusing on bread then a deck oven would be the best choice, but if you’re going to be a full time cake maker then you’ll be looking more at purchasing a convection oven.
Once you’ve chosen the right oven for your commercial kitchen, then it’s time to have a look at the different refrigeration systems. If you think about all of the fresh produce you’re going to be using, cream, milk, eggs, fresh fruits, then you’ll need a suitable fridge and freezer.
If you have the space, you may choose to have a full walk in fridge or freezer installed, but you do have other smaller options. You could look at reach in chillers, work top refrigeration systems or if you’re looking for something that can chill items incredibly quickly then a blast chiller.
Now it’s time for you to look at the best commercial mixer for your bakery. There are many different styles and sizes of mixers. The commercial mixer is definitely a must have for any bakery. You’re able to change the attachments depending on what you’re going to be mixing which means you don’t need to have a different style of mixer for each. If you’re going to be focusing solely on dough then you may decide to just go with a full sized dough mixer.
Then you have pieces of equipment such as dough sheeters, proofing cabinets, bread slicers. There are all more specific pieces of equipment that not every bakery will need, but if you’re going to be dealing with dough in large quantities, these pieces of bakery equipment are incredibly time saving.
If you want to keep your equipment in the best condition possible, then you need to look into bakery maintenance. Catering companies such as NWCE Foodservice Equipment have teams of engineers who are able to carry out bespoke bakery equipment service and maintenance plans. They’re able to come to your bakery at a date and time that suits you and they will check over all of your equipment. If there are any issues they may be able to fix them right then and there to avoid any major equipment breakdowns.