Whether you operate a bakery that specializes in delicious brownies and fresh bread, an ice cream parlor that boasts the largest selection of toppings in your area, or a candy store filled with an assortment of bulk unwrapped candies, you know how important it is to have plenty of food grade acrylic containers at your disposal.
Yet, food grade acrylic bins aren’t the only tools you need to properly store and display your baked goods and bulk unwrapped candies; you also need tools that will both allow your customers to easily access the food and keep the food clean at all times.
Plastic or Aluminum Tongs
You can find food grade acrylic containers designed to hold unwrapped food items such as donuts and bagels with plastic or aluminum tongs already attached. Some of these kinds of containers even include a special side “pocket” for placing the tongs when they’re not in use.
If you manage a business that sells food items that are accessed easiest using tongs, but the acrylic containers you currently use for storing these food items don’t include any tongs, you don’t have to order to containers. You can just as easily order just the tongs! You can even find tongs that come in kits that also include a chain and hook as well as tape so you can secure the tongs to your container.
Plastic or Aluminum Scoops
Plastic or aluminum scoops are best for smaller food items like cereal, coffee beans, and pieces of unwrapped candies – the kinds of food items customers need to access themselves without handling any of the rest of the food.
Like with tongs, you can find acrylic bins that come with plastic or aluminum scoops already attached, or you can order these scoops separately. If you opt to purchase scoops separately, make sure you use them with a container that has a side “pocket” for storing the scoop when it’s not in use, or devise some way to keep the scoop from being exposed to the elements while it’s not in use.
Most often, you’ll order containers that come with lids. However, sometimes those lids become damaged and sometimes you find yourself using regular plastic containers for a new purpose that requires lids, like storing bulk unwrapped candies.
When these situations arise, you can find lids for your containers in a variety of sizes and styles. For example, you might want a lid with a handle that makes it easy for you to transport the container and easy for your customers to remove the lid, or you might want a lid with a knob to add an attractive flair to your display. You might even want to keep things simple and use flat lids with no handles or knobs for a streamlined look.
Containers with Hand Grips
Hand grips aren't exactly “accessories,” because they’re already part of the containers, but they are useful additions to what would otherwise be typical acrylic bins. Containers with hand grips are great for dry food items customers need to pour, such as small bulk unwrapped candies, trail mix, peanuts, coffee beans, or dry cereals.
Hand grip containers are also idea storage tools you can use under your store’s counter or in the stock room.