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    Commercial Kitchen Gear at Home

    I'm just a home cook, but for the pro cooks out there, what kitchen equipment at work do you also find indispensable in your home?

    I'm not talking about the basic things like a spatula, spoon etc but something not normally found in a home kitchen.

    I once went to a restaurant supply store and bought some cambro storage containers and love them for brining and couldn't imagine my kitchen without them now.

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    stainless mixing bowls of every size.

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    Eklund tongs, vitamix ,+1 stainless mixing bowls

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    Do commercial kitchens use pressure cookers?
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    +1 to the stainless mixing bowls and vitamix. also, heavy duty baking sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Do commercial kitchens use pressure cookers?
    Sort of. Pressurized steamers.

    I like my Dynamic immersion blender. Can't kill it.
    Commercial grade chinoise. Vollrath tongs & 1/2 sheet pans.
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    I have one of those big stainless steel buffet pans that comes in really handy for prepping meat for the bbq and storring the meat once pulled off the grill.

    Looks like this:

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    I'm about to buy a commercial slicer. All the home ones are a POS.
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    Got me thinking and here are some commercial equipment items I have:
    sheet pans
    cake pans
    tongs (although I have a lot of oxo's as well)
    espresso machine
    espresso grinder(s)
    baking scale
    hand blender
    various utensils
    bowls
    wire storage racks
    Jason

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    Things I regularly borrow from work:
    Half sheet pans
    9th pans
    A stock pot big enough to cover your whole stove
    Big cutting boards(though that's a bit more common in these parts, lol).
    The habit of labeling and dating stuff in storage

    And I'd love to have tiny equivalents of the 2/4/6/8/20/24-qt plastic tubs with snap lids. It's basically tupperware, but heavy duty and long-lasting.
    Quality tongs, no locks, no gimmicks, just long-lived spring tongs. I wish they were easier to clean than the ones we have at work though
    Gray Kunz Spoon

    Oh yeah, if I had a Vitamix, it'd be part of my daily routine to blenderize fruits and veggies.

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