Glass racks keep glasses safe during the cleaning process, storage, and transport. They help ensure efficient movement of glassware from one location to the next, and they come in sizes and styles to fit every need. This guide will go over how to choose a glass rack based on the type and size so you can make a more informed purchase for your business.
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A glass rack is a rack that stores glassware, stemware, pitchers, or decanters during washing, transport, and storage. It can feature individual compartments for glasses, or it can be one big open rack. These racks are designed to minimize breakage when the proper size is used. Both compartment size and height are crucial to protecting your glassware.
Glass racks come in two sizes - half size or full size. Full size glass racks measure 20" x 20" and fit most commercial dish machines. As the name suggests, half size racks measure half that, or 20" x 10".
To reduce unnecessary breakage, and ensure effective cleaning, glass racks are divided into compartments designed to hold your glasses into place during washing, storage, and even transport. Keep in mind though that the sizes of these compartments, and hence the number of compartments per glass rack, vary by brand.
We carry economical Noble glass racks along with Vollrath, Carlisle, and Cambro brand glass racks. Though some racks, like our Noble glass racks, stack with other manufacturers' racks, it is best to stick with only one brand to ensure proper fit for your glassware, as well as safe, secure stacking of multiple glass racks.
Designed for washing and storing cups and mugs
Perfect for washing large items, like decanters and pitchers
Hold glassware and stemware during warewash and transport
Determining the proper height is crucial in ensuring safe glass washing, storage, and transport. Commercial glass racks that are too short raise the risk of glass chippage and breakage during handling. If the glasses are taller than the rack itself, they are more susceptible to breakage. Adding extenders to the rack enables you to easily extend the height of the rack. If either width or height falls between two sizes, always choose the larger size. Use our glass rack chooser to find the correct glass rack for your glasses.
Great for smaller glassware like juice and rocks glasses
Designed to support taller highball glasses.
Hold pint glasses and stemmed water glasses
Support taller items like wine and martini glasses
Provide support and protection to taller glassware
Great for washing larger items like pitchers and carafes
Glass racks come in open or closed varieties. Each has its benefits and limitations.
Using your glass racks to your advantage is key in keeping up with demand in your busy restaurant, bar, cafe, or catering operation. These options and accessories will help you do just that.
Now that you know all about glass racks, it's time to decide which one is right for you! Check out these printable glass rack sizing guides to do just that.
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