Thanks for the input.
So what you are saying is that my $50 freezer idea will suffer the same issues as a very expensive prep table??
The freezer thing is just an experiment. And I still haven't made it that far to test it yet.
I could "possibly" line the outer edges of the pans with some solid pink insulation.
That might help with the freezer burn.
A small circulation fan on the inside would be helpful as well.
Because I was not really using it so much as a freezer.
Someone mentioned putting either ice packs or water filled bottles to take up some mass and help regulate the temps.
Up here in the great white north, used equipment is hard to come by for a good price.
Small market, high shipping costs....
10 year old 4 ft prep table STILL fetch $1000 - $1500. NO joke.
New ones are 4000.
This is why I shop across the boarder when ever I can.
Auctions are even worse.
I keep going to them, but people are SO STUPID.
They all think they are celebrates.
Half of them are walking around a noisy busy auction yakking on the phone like this...
You don't get to test anything before you buy it.
And they usually pay about the same - and often more - than you can buy it for in the local used market.
Plus you pay, sales tax, AND auctioneers fees.
The last auction I was at they had a food warmer.
I wanted one.
New ones here start at $400, at the local wholesaler.
Or $600 if you go to the restaurant supply store.
The one at the auction was clearly old, dented beat up, dirty as f---.
Not tested or plugged in.
And it still sold for $160, plus 14% taxes, plus 5% auctioneers fee. WTF?
These people are so stupid.
I found them on amazon. for under $100. Ordered 2.
Delivered to my depot and picked up on a USA trip.
If and when, I get a prep table, it will probably be out of the USA.
Unless I get super lucky.
I am always looking.