What is a Dumb Waiter Lift? | Dumbwaiter FAQs
If you want a convenient way to transport small items between floors – such as food, laundry or rubbish – a dumb waiter or service lift is probably ideal.
Read on below to find out more about what dumb waiters are, what dumb waiters are called, and the benefits of dumb waiters in restaurants, hotels and hospitality >>
What are Dumb Waiter Lifts?
Dumb waiter lifts are small lifts which usually open at “serving height” (approximately hip-height) for easy hand loading between 2-6 floors.
You’ve probably seen one in a restaurant or hotel, the most common places for them.
Dumb waiter lifts are usually seen around commercial kitchens as it allows the kitchen staff and chefs, and the restaurant serving staff, to pass items between floors without dangerous or time consuming journeys up and down stairs with breakable plates and the like.
Hotels also use dumb waiter lifts for transporting items like laundry or cleaning products between floors.
Larger private homes sometimes install a dumb waiter lift too, providing convenience and a method for transporting items. House staff can also use the lift in the same way a hotel or restaurant would as well.
What are Dumb Waiters Called?
There are quite a few alternative names for dumb waiter lifts – the main alternatives for ‘dumb waiter’ include:
Regardless of the name, these small lifts offer great potential in hospitality, commercial businesses and even private homes.
Benefits of Dumb Waiter Lifts
Apart from the obvious benefit of not having to carry items on the stairs, there are lots of benefits to dumb waiter lifts. These include:
01. Reducing Costs
02. Safety at Work
03. Saving Time
04. Saving Space
Common Uses for Dumb Waiter Lifts
The most common places, and most useful places, that dumb waiter lifts are installed are:
Though you can install a dumb waiter lift anywhere it would be useful!
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