Commonly Asked Questions About Bakery Tables
What is a baker's table?
A baker's table is a heavy-duty worktable made to withstand the weight of regular kneading, mixing, and other food prep. These tables generally have a 4-inch backsplash on the back and sides to help prevent ingredients from falling over the edge.
Why do bakers tables have wooden tops?
Because stainless steel conducts temperature easily, some doughs become stiff when they are chilled. For this reason, many bakers prefer the insulation and warmth provided by a wooden tabletop. Because the dough doesn't come into contact with cool steel, it remains easy to work with; in some cases, dough can be proofed directly on the wooden table surface.
What type of storage is available on bakers tables?
Bakery tables can be freestanding, with room for bulk storage bins underneath or with additional storage built in. Drawers and overhead shelves are available on some models as standard or add-on features.