Enjoy form and function with ice buckets
Ice buckets are an essential piece of kitchen equipment that diners will frequently use. It is important to address form and function when investing in ice buckets. After all, they are vessels that diners will not only see, but also work with.
Selecting ice buckets requires a balance of visual appeal and functional features. An ice bucket should work with and add to other food service equipment. However, it should also be able to hold its own in terms of aesthetics. Choose ice buckets based on the size of your displays, but consider purchasing ones in a variety of sizes, ensuring that these vessels can be used for every event.
Find the right material
Hubert offers ice buckets in a variety of materials, including plastic and stainless steel. Plastic ones come in neutral hues of black and white, which ensures that these vessels will not draw too much attention from your other food service equipment. The smooth and shiny surface of plastic will give your display a clean and crisp effect.
Stainless steel models offer a classy look that will complement any display. These come in polished and matte finishes. If the buckets are going to be featured with other pieces of metal equipment, opt for a vessel of the same finish. However, if different metallic finishes will be included, there are ice buckets that come in a two-tone finish. These offer a contemporary look that will boost your display into modern times. Additionally, there are models that boast texture with a hammered steel exterior, boasting an appealing touch to your display.
Consider the size
Chances are, your food service will be hosting a number of events ranging in size. Rather than purchase a single ice bucket for every occasion, consider investing in a few vessels of varying sizes. Assess the overall look of the display before finalizing the design. An ice bucket that is too small may escape diners' attention, and one that is too large may draw too much attention.
Figure out the best shape
Hubert's ice buckets come in myriad shapes. You will not have trouble finding one that best suits the style of your displays, including cylinders, tapered cylinders, rectangles and tubs. Choose a shape that will fit the function. A vessel with a larger opening will allow multiple diners to use the bucket. A smaller one will be easier to transport, but may require more frequent refilling.
Look at the features
Hubert's ice buckets offer different features that will make the vessels easier to use. Choose from single handles, double fixed handles or two swinging handles. Additionally, there are models that have a holder for the ice tongs. These features can benefit both food service workers and diners, ensuring that everybody has a good experience with these products.
Give your display an extra touch of elegance with Hubert's bucket holders. These fixtures will elevate the ice buckets, which keeps the vessels from escaping diners' views.
Make cleaning easy
Since ice buckets are frequently used, cleaning them is an essential task. Though all of Hubert's ice buckets are easy to clean, there are models that allow more hands-off approaches to cleaning. There are dishwasher-safe vessels that you will love. Cleanup and setup will be more streamlined processes when you invest in Hubert's line of products.
Trust in Hubert
Here at Hubert, we have decades' worth of experience in the commercial kitchen equipment industry. We know the importance of having high-quality products that are easy for food service workers and diners to use. Additionally, we recognize and embrace the concepts of visual merchandising, so you can trust that our items are reliable and visually appealing.