Whether you use heat lamps installed near a plating or prep area in your back-of-house workflow or offer guests the convenience of a hot food bar for breakfast and lunch, keeping plenty of food warmer parts on hand can help prevent food safety issues or product loss by ensuring your equipment continues to work as needed during any daypart.
Food warmer accessories like heat lamp bulbs, knobs, dials, and other essential heat lamp parts that might need to be replaced can be found here. Although these parts can be purchased as the need arises, having a spare heat lamp bulb on hand will prevent your establishment from serving customers lukewarm and potentially unsafe meals if your heat lamp bulb unexpectedly goes out during service. Knobs and dials should also be maintained to ensure your heat lamps can be properly operated by any employee.
Other food warming equipment parts include inset and water pans, end shelves, sneeze guards, and additional food bar accessories to help you customize your buffet setup to optimize the configuration of menu items and improve the flow of traffic. Some items are essential for the operation of a food bar. For example, a food bar sneeze guard is the best way to protect food from being contaminated by germs while it is being served, and insets with or without hinged or notched lids are required for many units. Parts and accessories like adaptor plates and end shelves are optional additions to most food bar setups, but are important for operators seeking to make their units more functional.