I work with a local charity in Surrey who operates a catering food truck, whereby all proceeds support the homeless in Surrey and Langley.
Our problem is that we need to serve 100+ hot dogs - while quickly and consistently toasting the buns - during a 1-2 hour session.
We have a propane powered generator which provides electrical power, but the high draw from an electric toaster make that option completely unfeasible. Also, a propane powered, commercial conveyor toaster is much too large and expensive to be viable - especially within such a limited space.
I think I may have an elegant solution which would require a motorized vertical wire conveyor, rotating the buns in a loop, from top to bottom within a vertical enclosure - which is positioned over one of the stove top burners for constant heating/toasting.
Please understand that while I ‘think’ that may be an idea that will solve the problem, I’m open to any and all alternatives. I’d even appreciate feedback to this post from VHS members.
So if this is something you may have experience with and/or have done something similar in the past and would like to help out a great local charity, please let me know ASAP by providing some links to previous related work.
Thank you in advance!
~ We currently don’t have a budget set aside (I don’t know how to put a number to a project such as this), but I’m sure we can cover costs, make a sizeable donation to VHS and give social media attention through our charity’s channels;
~ I can share a sketch for discussion via email to those who are interested in this type of project.