Keeping your commercial kitchen organized & tidy can be a big challenge for today’s eateries. More specifically, space issues are the most common problem found in the commercial kitchen. Here’s where stainless steel wall mounted shelves come into play.
Ideal for creating vertical storage space over stainless steel prep tables & other work areas, wall mounted shelving will allow you to keep your items neat & organized. Furthermore, these shelves come in a variety of lengths & widths to fit your space.
IMC Solid & Louvered Wall Shelving
The two most familiar types of wall shelving are solid & louvered. Solid & louvered have their differences & uses, but both are essential for operating a commercial kitchen. To run down each type briefly:
- Best for dry storage
- Store items of any size
- Easier to clean
- Best for wet storage
- Ideal for air circulation
- No standing liquids
The type of shelf you need will solely depend on what kind of items you are storing. The key is to use the right mix of solid & louvered shelves to keep your shelf contents fully protected.
IMC Tubular Wall Shelving
As a third option, tubular wall shelves are great for storing & drying applications due to its open, rack-like design. Because of the tubular shape, this allows for sufficient air circulation around stored items.
Furthermore, they’re easy to clean & won’t collect water or other contaminants. Consider equipping your commercial kitchen with a tubular wall shelf to expedite your drying process.
IMC Specialized Wall Shelving
Wall shelving for specific purposes exist too. Utility shelves equipped with mop holders are usually placed on a wall above a mop sink creating a mop & cleaning area.
A corner utility shelf is also available. This type of shelf fits snug in the corner utilizing dead space to store cleaning products.
Wall shelves equipped with pot racks can be used to hang your pots, pans & other small wares.
Microwave shelves keep your commercial microwave within easy reach without taking up your valuable counter space. It’s also more space efficient than a microwave cart or stand, which can be bulky & block walking areas in your kitchen.
Custom Sizes & Shapes
Sometimes standard wall mounted shelving will not be ideal to fit your kitchen layout. This is where fully customized IMC units really shine.
The length can be adjusted based on the application. Units can be less than the standard 24″ (2 ft) length. Units can be more than the standard 144″ (12 ft) length.
When we think of a wall mounted shelf, we usually think of a straight horizontal piece. But, custom shapes do exist. Some modified shapes include: “L”, “U” & “T”. Knowing your kitchen layout & size limitations is important in choosing a completely customized wall shelf solution.
How Do These Wall Mounted Shelves Help You?
So, you now know the main types of IMC wall shelving, but what are the real advantages? The truth is, whether your kitchen is large or small, you need space efficient shelving.
Wall mounted shelving keeps all of your supplies at your fingertips. Nothing quite matches the ease & convenience of having your favorite appliances & ingredients on the wall in front of you, right where you need them.
Wall mounted shelving can be a huge benefit to employees too. When these shelves are mounted at the right height, staff will not have to crouch uncomfortably or stand on their toes to reach things constantly.
At IMC/Teddy, we manufacture a full lineup of heavy duty wall mounted shelving. Available in a range of lengths & widths, IMC wall shelving is constructed from solid, louvered, or tubular designs. Custom shapes & sizes are also available & modifications such as gauge change or rolled edges are offered. For our wall shelving lineup, click here.