Tips from the Experts:"It isn't necessarily a bad idea to purchase an equipment stand that extends just beyond the edge of the equipment resting on it. This additional clearance can prove useful when the stand is holding equipment with dangerously hot sides (like a charbroiler, for intstance)." - Mike
Resting, on average, anywhere from 20-25" high, equipment stands are a vital component on many kitchen lines. Heavy pieces of equipment (such as charbroliers, convection ovens, or griddles) need to rest soundly in a commercial, and need to be at an appropriate level for cooks to operate. Equipment stands are built significantly shorter that traditional work tables to accommodate for this. They come in either stainless steel, aluminum, or galvanized steel models, and most models will have an under shelf and an upturned outer edge to help stabilize whatever equipment is being placed on them.