Food Dumbwaiter Lift


Wondering Whether to Install a Food Dumbwaiter Lift?

The food dumbwaiter lift is used to transport plated food from a kitchen situated on one floor to a dining area situated on another. Many restaurants favour this arrangement as it allows for additional tables to be positioned in the dining area without requiring any extra staff.

Tower Lifts installs dumbwaiter lifts to aid the vertical transport of food in hotels, conference centres and restaurants. We also create bespoke dumbwaiters for the residential environment, where clients are looking for a way to move food/drinks, laundry and shopping between floors.


The Benefits of Installing a Dumbwaiter Lift

The dumbwaiter was initially invented to solve the problem of gossiping servants – hence the name. Mechanising food service proved such an improvement on having food carried up narrow staircases that it is now used in a whole range of applications across retail and industry.

We’ve come up with 3 benefits enjoyed by specifically by restaurants with a dumbwaiter installed:

  1. Swift Service. The dumbwaiter works tirelessly and efficiently to provide freshly prepared food to diners. The communication system is simple, and the mechanism is totally reliable.
  2. Dumbwaiters Don’t Get Sick. Your initial installation costs are buying you a loyal and hard-working member of the team. If well-maintained it will continue to work tirelessly for years.
  3. Improves Health & Safety. A food dumbwaiter lift negates the need for waiters running up and down stairs with glasses or hot food – so the risk of falls and accidents is minimised.

How Does the Food Dumbwaiter Operate?

The dumbwaiter requires a load-bearing lift shaft to operate. The height and size of the cabin can be customised to suit the requirements of the environment. Our food lifts have a capacity of 50-100 kg, travel at a speed of 45MPS and are fitted with rise and fall shutters. They are engineered to ensure low energy consumption, and to provide excellent service through years of use.

Cleaning and Maintaining Dumbwaiter Lifts

The majority of dumbwaiters are made from stainless steel. This means that they’re durable, low maintenance, and hygienic as a means of transporting food. It’s inevitable that spills and food debris will accumulate in your dumbwaiter, so regular cleaning is critical. We would recommend steam cleaning for best results.

Food lifts are likely to be used day in, day out which means that they require scheduled maintenance to ensure high standards of performance at all times. Tower Lifts provides tailored maintenance contracts which take into account the age and volume of usage your dumbwaiter undergoes. You’re also assured of emergency dumbwaiter repairs should the lift breakdown.


Why Choose Tower Lifts?

We’re an established lift design and installation business, with more than 15 years’ experience of installing dumbwaiter lifts throughout the UK. The skilled and experienced Tower Lifts team guarantees technical excellence, and compliance with safety requirements, including LOLER regulations. Our goal is always to deliver good-looking lifts that benefit your business.


Would you like to talk to a member of the Tower Lifts team about installing a food dumbwaiter lift? Call us today on 01525 601099


Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift