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Neutral  tables, sinks & cupboards are the simplest & most basic items in any commercial kitchen. These three items should be available in receiving area, all preparation areas, cooking area, self service area, washing area, etc.Fig.3.1, 3.2 & 3.3 are showing simple table, sink & cupboard. Cupboard can be classified as working table with under cabinet for storage of foods, cooking utensils, dishes, etc.

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Fig.3.1 Simple table – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.2 Double bowl stainless steel sink – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.3 Floor mounted cupboard with sliding doors – TOURNUS – FRANCE

 

Selection factors:

  • Material (stainless steel 18/10 AISI 304).
  • Dimensions.
  • Stainless steel thickness (top is commonly from 1.2 to 1.5 mm, more thickness is better but is more expensive).
  • Shape & function (wall or floor mounted, preparation, etc).
  • Top reinforcement.
  • Maximum load in kg/m2 (around 100-200 kg/m2 for tables & cupboards).
  • Top sound insulation.
  • Adjustable feet (adjustable feet is not a minor factor, they help to keep table horizontal as they compensate for un-leveled floor, or unequal expansion of legs. Horizontal, balanced work top means easy preparing of food with non-dissipated stresses (e.g. food cutting), without spillage of liquids).
  • Sink number of bowls (one, two or three bowls).
  • Sink bowl depth (normal or deep for pan wash).
  • Fabrication workmanship.

With or without:

  • Under shelf (for table & sinks).
  • Upper shelf (or shelves).
  • Intermediate shelf (for cupboards).
  • Drawer(s) (for tables).
  • Cabinet (for cupboards).
  • Cabinet with sliding or hinged doors or with drawers (cupboards).
  • Knife drawer (preparation tables)
  • Dump hole (Fig.3.10 – preparation & dishwashing tables).
  • Back splash.
  • Side aprons (Fig.3.14 – especially for sinks to prevent water splash outside).
  • Heavy duty mixer or shower group (for sinks, chef & fish preparation tables).
  • One or two or no drainers (for sinks).
  • Left or right hand drainer.
  • Stand pipe drain (for sinks).
  • Perforated false bottom (for sinks).    

Market examples:

The following are some market examples shows different types of neutral tables, sinks and cupboards, manufactured by “Tournus” – France, except dish washer tables manufactured by “Dihr – Italy” – Check manufacturer directory for more information about these companies

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Fig.3.4 Table with back splash – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.5 Table with PE top for food preparation – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.6 Table with two upper shelves – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.7 Wall mounted table – TOURNUS – FRANCE

 

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Fig.3.8 Wall mounted chef table with sink – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.9 Meat preparation table with Butcher block – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.10 Dump hole

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fig.3.11 Table attachments – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.12 Sink with single bowl – TOURNUS – FRANCE

 

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Fig.3.13 Sink with double large bowl – TOURNUS – FRANCE

 

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Fig.3.14 Side aprons

 

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Fig.3.15 Sink with under cabinet & sliding doors – TOURNUS – FRANCE

 

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Fig.3.16 Dishwasher exit table – DIHR – ITALY

 

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Fig.3.17 Dishwasher linear roller table – DIHR – ITALY

 

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Fig.3.18 Dishwasher roller table with tank & drain hole & micro switch for rack stop – DIHR – ITALY

 

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Fig.3.19 Dishwasher 90° roller table with tank & drain hole – DIHR – ITALY

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Fig.3.20 Dishwasher 90° exit motorized chain

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Conveyor table – DIHR – ITALY

Fig.3.21 Dishwasher 180° exit motorized chain

 

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Fig.3.22 Dishwasher inlet table with pre-wash sink &

dump hole – DIHR – ITALY

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Fig.3.24 Dishwasher inlet grading table with

Dump hole & rack shelf – DIHR – ITALY

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Fig.3.25 Floor mounted cupboards – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.26 Vertical cupboard – TOURNUS – FRANCE

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Fig.3.27 Wall mounted cupboard spice traysunderneath – TOURNUS – FRANCE

Sink accessories:

Sink accessories include: Overflow stand pipe, corner strainer, false bottom (Fig.3.28 to 32 – usually manufactured by sink manufacturer). Accessories include also bottle trap (Fig.3.33) & water mixer which are manufactured by another manufacturer but can be purchased from sink manufacturer

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Fig.3.28 Overflow stand pipe

 

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Fig.3.29 Corner strainer

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Fig.3.30 Perforated false bottom

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Fig.3.31 Chrome plated (or PP) sink drain bottle trap

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Fig.3.32 Sink accessories – TOURNUS – FRANCE