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Commercial Heat Lamps & Strip Warmers

Keep prepared meals warm and ready to serve with commercial food heat lamps. Food warmer lights are a valuable addition to any commercial foodservice establishment because they keep cooked food hot and fresh before it is served. These units feature excellent heat emission and will effectively keep food at the right serving temperatures even during non-peak hours. Food service heat lamps are perfect for delis, cafeterias, buffet lines, self service restaurants, and other food outlets. Your staff will love to keep pre-made foods such as hot dogs, knishes, pretzels, French fries and more warm while customers wait in line. If you are wondering where to buy the best heat lamps for food warming, then you have come to the right place. We have countertop, hanging, freestanding and strip food heat lamps commercial appliances available at the lowest possible prices.

Restaurant food heat lamps are available in a wide variety of product styles and configurations. Styles with a fixed arm maintain a consistent space between the source of heat and food to prevent it from drying out. Models with a flexible arm allow you to maneuver the distance between your food items and the heat source. This means you can keep a particular food warm depending on how much heat it requires. Some heat lamps for food service are equipped with carving stations, making them ideal for meat carving applications at catered events. You can choose between a countertop food warming heat lamps, a strip food warmer, or freestanding units to meet the needs of your business. Keep in mind that the right unit should reliably keep your food warm to streamline operations in your establishment.

Kitchenall delivers an expansive variety of heavy duty stainless steel display warmers so you can find the perfect unit to meet your needs. We carry models from Cecilware, Global, Marchia, Nemco, and other top warming equipment brands. Wholesale pricing is available on our infrared heat lamps, strip warmers and countertop models. All orders ship out within 24 hours from our New York warehouses. Need help finding the perfect heat lamp for your kitchen? Contact a commercial foodservice expert at 917-525-2066 for personalized service to get started. At Kitchenall, we're always here to help you!

Heat lamps for food by configuration

  • ☐  Countertop - these food heating lamps are an ideal choice for any restaurant kitchen or buffet-style serving area. Countertop heat lamps will keep your cooked entrees, sides, and desserts warm for a couple of minutes. Many models allow you to add the number of light bulbs so you can customize how much heating you get from the unit.
  • ☐  Hanging - these units come in a wide variety of styles and finishes. Hanging heat lamps have a ceiling mount design and are a great way to display prepared food from pizza to delectable desserts. Some models have retractable cords with sleek finishes to compliment the feel of your foodservice outlet.

  • ☐  Strip - strip heat lamps are a highly effective method for keeping plated food warm in pass-through windows. These warmers will keep your meals hot until a server delivers it to the customer. Many of these units deliver intense infrared heat, and are available in a wide range of sizes, control types, materials, and other options.

Heat lamps by mounting location

For many of our customers, the mounting location is a major consideration when selecting food heat lamps.

  • ☐  Track mounting - this is a great way to mount many single-bulb warmers over a broad area and still make them mobile so they can be placed where you need them.
  • ☐  Countertop - warmers can be positioned on countertops anywhere an electrical connection is available.
  • ☐  Floor model - these are portable lamps that can be positioned over mobile tables and are often a popular choice for caterers.
  • ☐  Buffet-mounted - buffet mounted lamps are ideal for showcasing food on a serving line while also keeping it warm.

Heat lamps by element type

The type of heating element in use is also an important factor when shopping for the best food heating lamps.

  • ☐  Ceramic elements - these heating elements are very popular because of their ability to cast a very wide heat pattern. They are particularly ideal for dry heating in pass-through windows.
  • ☐  Quartz elements - these are also known for their efficiency and tend to be easily replaceable.

  • ☐  Infrared - infrared heaters give off very intense heat and should be positioned at a greater distance to avoid burning food.

  • ☐  Calrod elements - these are metal sheathed elements that use reflective panels to direct heat at your food.

Bulb-style vs strip-style heating lamps

Bulb-styles are an ideal pick for plates or dishes of food whereas strip-style heat lamps keep large volumes of food warm. It’ll take a lot of bulb-style lamps to cover the same areas as a single strip-style lamp. Strip heat lamps require hard wiring and installation must be done by a skilled technician. Bulb style lamps are easier to install and often best suited for front-of-house applications because they tend to be more attractive.

Your Exclusive Supplier of Commercial Cooking Equipment

Kitchenall is an exclusive supplier of commercial restaurant supplies. We stock a wide range of professional steam tables, bread proofing cabinets, countertop food warmers, drawer warmers, heat lamps, soup kettles, and other restaurant equipment. Our products are available at wholesale pricing for restaurant customers across the country. Equip your foodservice location with high quality commercial heat lamps from Kitchenall today. Have questions? Contact one of our commercial foodservice experts at 917-525-2066.


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