Meal Delivery Carts

When beginning your search for a meal delivery cart, there are several key factors to consider. Depending on your needs, a simple insulated cart may be sufficient. In larger facilities where it can take a good deal of time to deliver meals to every room, heated or refrigerated units may be necessary to assure safe temperatures. It is important to know the widths of your corridors and doorways, as well as the sizes of your rooms to ensure you get a cart that can travel throughout the building. More

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FWE BT-200 120
FWE BT-200 120 200 Plate Heated Meal Delivery Cart, 120v

KaTom #: 219-BT200120

$6,659.65 / Each
FWE ITT-72-104
FWE ITT-72-104 72 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 219-ITT72104

$2,739.30 / Each
FWE ITT-96-132
FWE ITT-96-132 96 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 219-ITT96132

$3,004.95 / Each
Cambro MDC1411T60191
Cambro MDC1411T60191 60 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1411T60191

$3,300.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1411T60194
Cambro MDC1411T60194 60 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1411T60194

$3,300.00 / Each
Carter-Hoffmann PH1410
Carter-Hoffmann PH1410 3/4 Height Insulated Mobile Heated Cabinet w/ (...

KaTom #: 503-PH1410

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Cambro MDC1411T60401
Cambro MDC1411T60401 60 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1411T60401

$3,300.00 / Each
Carter-Hoffmann PH1420
Carter-Hoffmann PH1420 3/4 Height Insulated Mobile Heated Cabinet w/ (...

KaTom #: 503-PH1420

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Carter-Hoffmann PH1430
Carter-Hoffmann PH1430 3/4 Height Insulated Mobile Heated Cabinet w/ (...

KaTom #: 503-PH1430

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Cambro MDC1418S20191
Cambro MDC1418S20191 20 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418S20191

$2,038.00 / Each
Carter-Hoffmann PH1470
Carter-Hoffmann PH1470 Full Height Insulated Mobile Heated Cabinet w/...

KaTom #: 503-PH1470

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Cambro MDC1418S20192
Cambro MDC1418S20192 20 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418S20192

$2,038.00 / Each
Carter-Hoffmann PH1490
Carter-Hoffmann PH1490 Full Height Insulated Mobile Heated Cabinet w/...

KaTom #: 503-PH1490

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Cambro MDC1418S20194
Cambro MDC1418S20194 20 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418S20194

$2,038.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418S20401
Cambro MDC1418S20401 20 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418S20401

$2,038.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T16191
Cambro MDC1418T16191 16 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T16191

$1,865.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T16192
Cambro MDC1418T16192 16 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T16192

$1,865.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T16194
Cambro MDC1418T16194 16 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T16194

$1,865.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T16401
Cambro MDC1418T16401 16 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T16401

$1,865.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T30191
Cambro MDC1418T30191 30 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T30191

$3,295.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T30192
Cambro MDC1418T30192 30 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T30192

$3,295.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T30194
Cambro MDC1418T30194 30 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T30194

$3,295.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1418T30401
Cambro MDC1418T30401 30 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1418T30401

$3,295.00 / Each
Cambro MDC1520S10191
Cambro MDC1520S10191 10 Tray Ambient Meal Delivery Cart

KaTom #: 144-MDC1520S10191

$1,380.00 / Each
Carter-Hoffmann PHB450HE
Carter-Hoffmann PHB450HE 30 Tray Refrigerated Meal Delivery Cart, 120v

KaTom #: 503-PHB450

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Perhaps the first consideration as you choose a meal delivery cart should be the specified meal capacity. Determined using plate or tray count, the capacity of the unit you choose should correlate with the number of meals that will need to be distributed in one trip. The smallest models accommodate about a dozen meals, while the largest can hold more than a hundred.

Material and Construction

The material that your cart is made of will have an effect on the unit's durability, usability, and aesthetic appeal.

  • Stainless steel units are easy to clean and sanitize. They also stand up well to the demands of constant use.
  • Aluminum is lighter weight, which can make it easier to navigate across long distances and in the limited space of corridors and rooms.
  • Polymer is a durable alternative that is safe for walls and surfaces. Meal delivery carts made with it come in a variety of colors, which can be helpful in color-coding dietary restrictions, floors, wings, or halls.

Not only is it important to consider the material the food serving cart is made of, you may want to consider whether the unit has a drain, which makes cleaning and sanitizing easier.

Number of Sections and Load Type

The number of sections in a cart can vary widely, with each section suiting a different purpose. Some compartments may be open, while others are closed to provide heated or refrigerated areas. Similarly, some units have compartments with shelves or pan/tray slides, while others have a combination of both. Some of these compartments can be subdivided to accommodate both.

Meal delivery carts with pan/tray slides are designed to fit fairly specific dimensions of various pans and trays in order to maximize the capacity of the unit. If you're more interested in the flexibility to transport more than just trays or pans, you may want to choose a unit that has shelves instead. The number of doors will vary depending on the configuration that best suits your needs.

Type

  • Heated units can keep meals hot as long as 30 minutes after the unit is unplugged. Some circulate air and others use heated shelving to keep food hot and fresh. They typically use humidity to keep foods from drying out.
  • Refrigerated units can keep foods chilled for a brief period of time, even if the unit is unplugged for transport. They are usually insulated and have bottom-mounted condensers.
  • Ambient units are not climate controlled.
  • Combination models have multiple compartments, each with the ability to hold foods at different temperatures.

Specialty Options

  • Insulated food serving carts are less expensive than heated or refrigerated units, but they will not keep food as hot or as cold. They may be better suited for smaller establishments, or where the travel distance between the kitchen and the recipients isn't as great.
  • Programmable controls on your meal delivery cart can make continuous operation less burdensome. Settings include manual or automatic start, day and night refrigeration, and time variations. These will also typically provide diagnostics like the temperature of the unit at certain times throughout the day. The diagnostics can also tell you how long certain food has been held at what temperature, helping you to comply with HACCP guidelines.
  • Pass-thru carts feature doors on both sides, making loading, unloading, and cleaning a bit easier. This may make the unit more expensive, but it can prove to be more effective over the long-term.
  • Correctional packages are available to help ensure the safety of staff and inmates in prisons. These models typically have security screws in the handles, lock blocks on door hinge pins, and heavy-duty casters. Many will also have security latches and tamper-resistant controls.
  • Record keeping capability is available in some units. This keeps track of temperatures within the unit and the amount of time the food has been inside, which helps to ensure food safety. This sort of log may be required by local health codes.
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