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What is a food lift? [BLOG]

What is a food lift? [BLOG]

A blog written by Stannah Lifts…

These hard workers go under many names, including dumbwaiters, service lifts, catering lifts, kitchen lifts, back-of-house lifts and restaurant lifts. Speeding up service and keeping customers happy.

Much like an extra pair of hands, these lifts make life easier for businesses and people who need to move food, kitchenalia, documents, books, laundry, small barrels and boxes, and, yes, even rubbish, between different floor levels.

If you need to move food and/or small items between 2—12 stops, then you need a food lift.

A multitude of applications

If you’re in the catering industry—hotels, pubs, restaurants, cafes, bars, commercial kitchens, etc.— catering lifts speed up service and ensure that you keep your customers happy.

Installations are also on the rise in educational establishments, libraries, hospitals, stores, breweries, offices, dentist and doctor surgeries, rest homes and private homes—anywhere where smaller goods need to be moved between floors.

They are small lifts for goods, whatever these may be, on land or at sea.

Fit for purpose—in every way

Dumbwaiters come in different capacities, dimensions and finishes to suit every application. Better companies offer non-standard sizes to cater for unique needs/locations.

Installed quickly and easily in just a few days, food lifts are ideal for new buildings and existing premises, and can be discreetly installed to English Heritage standards in listed buildings. Like this discreet service in a listed 19th-century private home, click here to read the full story.

Safety first

Food lifts must meet all required safety standards. This offers double protection: of staff, by removing the risks involved in tramping goods up and down stairs, and of owners, from possible litigation.

Always on the go

Food lifts are engineered to give years of reliable service. Their streamlined finish makes them quick and easy to clean and, in food-moving applications, a heated shelf keeps food warm from kitchen to servery/table. For added reassurance, source your lift from a company that offers an inhouse maintenance service as part of your purchase contract.

Why choose Stannah?

When choosing your food lift supplier, it pays to opt for a company with a time-served, established industry presence, such as Stannah.

They’ve supplied and installed over 20,000 Microlifts, so they can guarantee their customers a reliable product, supported by regular service visits from expert local engineers.

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In 1867 Joseph Stannah began engineering lifts and cranes for London’s dock yards. Five generations on, this family owned, British business still uses its engineering expertise to keep people and goods moving. Today the business sells passenger lifts,...
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