A restaurant or a hotel may have multiple floors through which they need to transfer food and other small items. While lifts can accommodate this goal quite nicely, it’s not always practical to have someone going up and down multiple floors for a few items or, in the case of areas that are not as well appointed as others, it may not be possible for the wait staff to go in and out of the kitchen at all. Fortunately, a commercial dumbwaiter by Lift Works is an easy solution to a space or convenience issue.
Electronic vs. Manual
There was once a time that dumbwaiters were used by the wealthy so that they could get the items that they wanted without ever having to interact with the kitchen staff. A ring of a bell could produce alcohol, food or even a book from a library on a different floor. The dumbwaiters were manual, operated by a pulley system by the staff.
A manual dumbwaiter is still an option today for those people that want to keep their dumbwaiter as authentic as possible. However, for busy kitchens and staff, an automatic, electronic version is better. Simply put, it’s like a mini-elevator …