Commercial kitchens that need a unit that can handle anywhere from 400 to 1,000 slices of bread an hour will want a model that has a moving conveyor belt. Rather than having four slots for single slice toasting, the conveyor toaster can accept several slices end to end, and using a moving conveyor, can toast each slice in a fraction of the time. Conveyor toasters are favored by most delis, cafés and breakfast establishments for their ability to continuously toast product with relatively little labor needed during the rush.
In addition to traditional pop up toasters and the more powerful conveyor toasters, there are also toasters that are like miniature ovens and can be used to melt cheese or cook small food items in addition to toasting bread. Commercial toaster ovens are typically used to cook cold products including frozen and par baked products. Many smaller establishments that serve a few hot sandwiches also use toaster ovens to melt cheese and quickly toast specialty sandwiches.