From spaghetti forks, to basting forks, to chef’s forks, FoodServiceWarehouse.com has the commercial kitchen fork to suit your carving and serving needs. Consider purchasing a wide range of forks for your kitchen as you will likely need to use them for a myriad of tasks. If you will be using your kitchen fork to both lift and position a roast while carving, we recommend you select a bayonet style fork. A bayonet fork has round, straight prongs that are designed to support a more weight than a regular fork with curved prongs. These forks come with polycarbonate, metal or wooden handles. Some of the decision on handle type is purely aesthetics, but there are benefits and drawbacks to each material. A metal handle is the most durable of the three materials and give the knife a sleek look. It will conduct the heat, though, so a mitt should be used for protection against burning. Plastic handles are more economical and will not conduct the heat. They are much more dishwasher friendly as well, but they can crack and break easily. Wood handles are the classic choice of many chefs. The handles are sturdy and durable, but they are difficult to maintain as any dishwashing will warp the wood and they must be hand washed.
Common Burn Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen
Cooks, servers and dishwashers are all subject to potential burns in the commercial kitchen. This article outlines some of the common areas where employees suffer burns and what managers and workers can do to minimize the risk.