Warming and Holding equipment is essential for any buffet, fast food or catering service. Mantaining a safe, steady temperature is important in today's food service industry.
Food safety guidlines from the National Sanitation Foundation recommend holding your hot food at 140°F or warmer. Cold foods should be held at 40° F or colder. Surrounding your food with top and bottom heat is sometimes the best choice for food safety. Look for equipment labeled with tthe registered NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) Certification Mark. This mark means your don't have to question the ability of your warming equipment to keep foods safe.
Food warmers provide any easy efficient way to heat food and come in many different shapes and sizes. Bulb warmers, also called heat lamps, warm food overhead, and are great for fast-food or quick service venues. Hot Food Steamtables are available in two types electric or gas powered models, and are great for self-serving buffets and cafeterias.