Not every establishment needs to toast thousands of slices of bread every hour, which is why many turn to simple pop up toasters like these. Commercial pop-up toasters are very similar to their residential counterparts, and they operate in the same basic way. Two or four slices of bread are placed in individual slots, a lever is pressed down that lowers the bread into the slots and activates the heating elements. The only real difference is, commercial models are more durable, powerful and can toast more slices in an hour. The heating elements found in the commercial versions of pop up toasters are always at least more robust versions of the simple calrod heating elements found in residential models, but many are even equipped with metal plate heating elements or infrared ceramic elements that provide incredibly long life and precise toasting results. When choosing a pop up toaster, it is important to note that there are models that are designed to toast on both sides, as well as some others that only toast on one side. Those that toast on both sides are used to toast bread, while those that only toast one side are used for bagels or buns. For added versatility, there are also many models that come with a switch that turns off the heating elements on one side of each slot, so you can toast bread and bagels with one unit.
Lastly it is important to consider how many slices an hour each toaster can handle and match the capacity with your specific needs. If you find that even the most powerful pop up toasters can’t produce enough slices every hour to keep up with your demand, you may want to consider a conveyor toaster to ensure that you have enough production capability to meet your busy, peak demand and keep your customers rolling in and happy.