Common Questions About Dish Dispensers
What is the benefit of a heated dish cart?
A heated dish cart has the capability to keep plates warm, meaning that when hot food is put on the plate, it will stay hot longer instead of cooling quickly. These carts do require a power source, and generally need to have lids placed over the openings when not in use to help conserve power.
What size dish dispenser do I need?
The size of the dish dispenser you need will be determined by the size of your dishes, as well as the number of dishes you need it to hold. Each dispenser provides a size range of dish diameters it can accommodate. Most dispensers have a range of about an inch, though some adjustable models have a much larger range. The number of slots as well as the height of those slots will determine how many plates each model can hold. Most manufacturers can give a capacity estimate, but keep in mind that the thickness of your plates will have a big effect on how many plates can be held in each tube.
Do I need a dish caddy cover?
Most likely, yes. A vinyl dish caddy cover that protects the whole unit or a metal cover that fits over the tube opening like a lid can help keep dust and debris off clean plates when the unit is being transported or stored. If your unit is heated, covers will also help keep heat in the unit, helping you conserve energy.