Any food service establishment that prepares pizza can benefit from having a pizza prep table. These tables have refrigerated cabinet bases, raised ingredient rails and pizza-wide cutting boards. When selecting a unit, take into account the overall width, compressor location and number of third-pans it will hold. The standard size pan used in ingredient rails is 12 ¾” long and 6 7/8” wide; depths can range from two to six inches. This allows for several different toppings to be placed in the ingredient rail, and each pizza prep table usually comes with a full compliment of third pans. Adapters are also available if you need to use smaller size pans.
Be sure to check the overall width of the unit and make sure it fits into the space you have available. Also, the compressor unit is either located on one of the sides or in the back of the table. Be sure that on where ever the compressor is located, that the air vents are given sufficient clearance to allow for proper air flow. If the vents become blocked, the compressor motor can burn out, and it is expensive to replace.