Alto-Hartley: Commercial Kitchen Supplies at Home
Driving down Eisenhower Ave. last week to pick up my kids from camp, I passed the Alto-Hartley restaurant equipment showroom. At first I didn’t pay much attention, but when I saw the signs in the window saying “no membership required” and “open the public,” I had to stop. Commercial kitchen equipment? Hmmm…
I’m glad I went inside because what I found was not just for restaurants, there was a ton of commercial grade supplies for the home cook as well. Pots and pans, baking sheets, storage and serving equipment, shiny stainless spoons and ladles, brightly colored tongs and cutting boards, knives and graters galore.
They also sell appliances — commercial grade mixers, Vitamix blenders, microwaves and ranges.
I left with a few small things I’d been wanting for a while — a lemon juicer, tortilla press, pastry cutter and a saute pan. The showroom is located at 4601-A Eisenhower Ave. across from Restaurant Depot. If you’re looking for a place to buy commercial grade equipment for your home without a business membership, this is the place to go. It’s only open during the week, however, so make note if you’re planning a visit.