Keep Chips Fresh, Toasty, And Hot In Nacho Chip Warmers
Nacho chip warmers are countertop concession equipment designed to keep cheesy chips warm and fresh at serving temperatures. These food display and merchandising units use natural convection heat. They have a cabinet of various sizes to hold the nacho chips. A fan circulates air across the cabinet to keep the tortilla or nacho chips warm, toasty, and crispy. Serving is done through a dispensing door, usually on the front of the cabinet.
How To Choose The Best Nacho Chip Warmer
Mexican restaurants serve tons of chips, almost always hot, fresh, and crunchy. That’s because they prepare large batches of chips in advance and keep them ready to serve in nacho chip warmers. These quick treats always reach customers fresh and hot through a first-in-first-out delivery system. Therefore, large restaurants or chip-serving facilities can save time with nacho warmers. You just load the chips through an opening at the rear or on top and serve them at the bottom. Here are a few other considerations during your purchase.
- Nacho Chip Warmer Types: Nacho chip warmers help you serve tortilla or nacho chips as if they were freshly baked and just came out of the oven. There are two nacho chip machines carrying out this function. Nacho warmers heat chips and hold them hot inside a closed cabinet, while nacho displays additionally create a merchandising effect with a see-thru glass container and colorful signage on it. They are also illuminated to provide more heat and enhance visibility. You might need a nacho stand for your nacho warmer or merchandiser.
- Nacho Chip Warmer’s Dispensing Styles: Nacho chip warmers generally have two openings: one wide opening on top for product loading and one on the bottom front for dispensing. There are different opening styles to facilitate serving. In some units, the front door fully opens and acts as a drop shelf for easier scooping. You may also prefer a nacho display with wire racks to hold chips in portioned packages.
- Nacho Chip Warmer’s Capacity: Their capacities range from 10 pounds to over 40 gallons. A light-duty concession stand or snack bar that serves chips for 4-5 hours per day can do well with a 10-pound nacho display case. 20 to 22-gallon capacities will meet the low to medium-volume demands in back bars, taquerias, or small-sized businesses. Stadiums, taco restaurants, or similar venues can meet their high-volume needs with 40 to 44-gallon capacities.
Serving warm nacho or tortilla chips as appetizers can give your customers a warm welcome. Therefore, a high-quality nacho chip warmer can help increase customer satisfaction. Browse Chef’s Deal’s selection from elite brands, Carter-Hoffman, Hatco, Texican, and more. You may also want to see other concession equipment for your business.