On a Tight Budget? Here is The Most Cost Effective Stainless Steel Setup

Starting a new commercial kitchen (or any business for that matter) comes with its own set of hurdles & financial obstacles. Making the most out of the budget you allocate can either make or break you. Luckily, the stainless steel food service equipment market is full of cost effective items that will do the job just fine without all of the fancy bells & whistles. Even more good news – this does not mean you have to sacrifice quality.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips on properly equipping your commercial kitchen while on a tight budget. We’ll also offer up some IMC products that properly fit the bill. Let’s jump right in.

Tip #1 – Assess Your Business

In other words, what is the nature of your business? What kind of menu will you be presenting to your patrons? What’s the size of your establishment? Allocating enough space to accommodate equipment should be priority #1.

It will no doubt take adjustments, but figuring out what you have & what you need is a great starting point in figuring out what stainless steel items you will need to acquire.

Tip #2 – Get the Fundamentals

This means purchasing the products that must meet state & local codes such as compartment & hand sinks. Safety equipment also falls into this category.

Multi-use equipment such as hand sink/worktable or cabinet/countertop combos also fit here. The aim should be to gather equipment that is capable of performing numerous tasks while saving space in the process.

Tip #3 – Choose Your Layout

Choosing & finalizing a commercial kitchen layout is one of the most crucial steps in the set up process. Establishing how you want your commercial kitchen to flow will be essential in what equipment you will want to acquire.

A smart move would be to clear as much floor space as possible by investing in wall shelving & cabinets. These products will allow you to walk more freely & give you space for other essentials items as well.

The IMC/Teddy Advantage

Now that you have some tips to get your commercial kitchen off the ground, let’s explore some cost effective IMC items that will help jump start your operation. These items are 100% made in the USA using only the best Type 304 stainless steel. Also, please keep in mind this is only a very small taste of products:




  • Model #SCS – Compartment Sinks
    1. 1-4 compartment available, 1-2 drainboards available
    2. Adhere to local regulations as compartment sinks are mandatory for most food service establishments


  • Model #WT – Worktables
    1. The quintessential prep table for performing all tasks
    2. Flat top w/ square edge, optional casters available


  • Model #WMS – Wall Shelves
    1. Perfect for optimizing vertical storage space
    2. Solid or louvered shelving available, custom shapes can be manufactured

Having a budget-friendly approach in establishing your commercial kitchen will only help you. Planning ahead & acquiring equipment that makes sense for your business are the ultimate keys to success. To learn more about how IMC can cater to your stainless steel needs, click here.

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