Relocation Service Guide to Packing and Moving a Commercial Kitchen

Commercial kitchens can be cumbersome when it comes to relocating to a new kitchen. The equipment is usually heavy and bulky, and a lot can go wrong during the packing and moving process. Therefore, it is important that you focus on care, safety, and efficiency if you find yourself in a position where you need to relocate your restaurant’s kitchen. This will ensure any danger is eliminated and any chances of anything going wrong are significantly reduced. Following the steps below will ensure your relocation happens smoothly.

 1. Proper Disconnection

The first thing you should do before even thinking about what to pack first is to disconnect all your appliances properly. This will guarantee protection against electrocution, burns, and any other risks associated with kitchen appliances.

Upon disconnection, let the appliances be for some time. This allows those that were in use to cool down and prevent injuries and coolers to thaw. Even if they were not in use, you should not take any chances. Let them be for some time. Also, ensure that no food is left in them to prevent the mess that would arise upon spoilage. Finally, correctly fold the cords to avoid damaging them.


2. Cleaning and Packaging

Make sure you thoroughly clean everything including plates, cutlery, and any other utensils. It would not make any sense to move with dirt into new place. Remove all the utensil racks and oven racks. Failing to do this will negatively impact on the equipment’s functionality.

Purchase quality-packaging supplies and pay close attention to small equipment and utensils. Ensure sharp and cutting objects, such as knives and grinders, are safely packaged and labeled. Packaging supplies should ideally be procured a few days before moving rather than on the day of moving. For appliances that can be disassembled, do so, and package each of the dismantled parts carefully.

 3. Use a Shrink Film

Before loading up your equipment for transport, it is essential that you have them shrink-wrapped. The shrink film will prevent doors and drawers from opening during movement. It will also prevent debris and dust from finding their way through any gaps in the equipment. Aesthetically, the film will protect exterior surfaces against scratching.

 4. Care When Loading for Transport

A lot of care should be taken when lifting heavy equipment. Ideally, local mover Cheap Movers Philadelphia (also in Trenton and Wilmington) recommends using specialized tools that will reduce the effort required to move the load such as lifting straps. Also, consider these safety measures:

  • Ensure no one is subjected to injuries by incorrect lifting methods.
  • Pay special attention to breakable items and set them in the safest possible position among other items.
  • Use shock absorbers if necessary.


5. Organize Your Items

Relocating comes with an opportunity to set up perfectly your new kitchen. Get rid of any hazardous materials, surplus and worn out items.

Following all the above steps will ensure that the process is less stressful and little time is taken to move over and get up and running in your new location.



I Tried Sun Basket – Here’s What I Thought

In my ideal world, I would eat out at my favorite Philadelphia restaurants every night. But sadly, budget and my waistband don’t allow for that luxury, which means most weeks I spend hours cooking at home.

Preparing meals each week can be a huge chore. You need to run to the grocery store, find ingredients, lug them to the cashier, load up your car and then unload them again. It’s no surprise retailers have rushed to find ways to make this process a lot easier. Today’s busy people can choose from quite some meal delivery services. Meal delivery services have become big business. Multiple meal delivery services have arisen in the past few years. One of the newest is a company called Sun Basket.

Healthy Cooking

Many meal delivery services specialize in a particular kind of market. Some offer meals designed for those who love to cook and want to try some out of the ordinary ingredients while others are for vegans. Sun Basket, as the name implies, is all about healthy cooking and healthy eating. This service offers organic ingredients with no GMOs. All Sun Basket boxes are completely USDA-certified organic. You can further customize your order if you want to eat Paleo or you need gluten-free choices that won’t clog your digestive system. Head chef, Justine Kelly, selects each dish.

Ordering Sun Basket

I live in one of the thirty-four states Sun Basket delivers to so it was easy for my order. Ordering was very straightforward. You must opt for the subscription service; however, the site said I could cancel Sun Basket at any time. This cancellation policy made it easy for me to get a single box and try it out. While a typical box is $68 for three meals for two, plus $5.99 shipping, I found a Sun Basket promo code on BoxedMealz. With this discount, I got half off my first box and free shipping!

To select my shipment, I looked through the menu carefully. There are several choices. One of the things I liked is just how many choices there are for this one. I opted for the Chef’s Choice. This one is centered around dishes designed by the company’s chef. I don’t have health problems, and there’s just the two of us. You can pick out a family menu, but you have to decide between the classic menu and the family menu before you order each week. I’m also watching my weight, so it was nice to have the chance to opt for meals that are line with my weight goals.

The Cooking Experience

After careful consideration, I went with three menu items: Thai steak Panang curry with jasmine rice, Soba noodle salad with avocado and edamame and Gingered Turkey meatballs in Japanese mushroom broth. The box arrived at my house promptly. Each ingredient was easy to find. I do some cooking, so I’m familiar with basic techniques. They give you some detailed instructions. The first thing I did was check that all the ingredients were present. After that, it was on to meal prep. They do everything for you like peeling the garlic. The net result? Simple, easy and great meals. We had a fabulous meal with enough for the next two days.

While I can’t financially commit to ordering Sun Basket every week, I think this meal delivery service will be one we order on occasion. The delivery was prompt, the recipes easy-to-follow (and healthy), and the food delicious.

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