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Where do you get for Food Tech school equipment from?

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by Foodie_girl, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    <font size="2">The resources in our Food Tech department are very dated and limited (hardly any equipment for KS4 classes to use, and poor quality very old equipment for KS3). We have therefore decided that the purchase of new equipment will be our principal focus when we get our 2011 budget through. However we have no idea where to source quality equipment at a reasonable price.</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">I'm hoping to get some recommendations and details about suppliers that your school may use. Perhaps you find them to be competitive with both quality and price. Any suggestions or advice regarding this would be very much appreciated. </font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">Thank you in advance.</font>
     
  2. Hi,

    <font size="2">The resources in our Food Tech department are very dated and limited (hardly any equipment for KS4 classes to use, and poor quality very old equipment for KS3). We have therefore decided that the purchase of new equipment will be our principal focus when we get our 2011 budget through. However we have no idea where to source quality equipment at a reasonable price.</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">I'm hoping to get some recommendations and details about suppliers that your school may use. Perhaps you find them to be competitive with both quality and price. Any suggestions or advice regarding this would be very much appreciated. </font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">Thank you in advance.</font>
     
  3. janharper

    janharper Occasional commenter

    We generally use the County suppliers or Argos when they have a sale on.
    You can get a lot of equipment free if you encourage your pupils to collect the Sainsbury's vouchers when they start up again. They are not only for sport equipment! We have managed to equip 2 rooms with many items "free".
    Baking trays, pot stands, can openers, scissors, quick release deep cake tins, 12 hole cake tins, silicone muffin trays, wooden spoons, whisks, sieves, knives, square cake tins, pastry brushes, pizza cutters, garlic press, frying pans, spatulas plus many more items! These are just some of the items we have ordered with the vouchers over the last 3 years. Larger items are also available.
    As part of the Creative Schools Partnership we did an after school club designing soups and smoothies culminating in all the pupils going to Covent Garden Opera House and taking part in a Dragons Den to present their new product. We received some funding to help equip the department with liquidizers and food processors.
    We also work with the Food for Life Partnership, and the Cook-it Bus came to school. We received a trunk full of equipment for demonstrations.
    Put appeals in your letter/magazine to parents.
    Hope some of these ideas are useful.
     
  4. We got some great saucepans recently from TXMaxx!
    Super quick delivery too.
     
  5. Hi,
    We get some of our specialist equipment from Lakeland, Russums Catering Supplies or W.V Howe; all have websites.
    ESPO or YPO also have some reasonable prices equipment for Food Technology, I usually order equipment and consumables such as washing up liquid etc from these suppliers.

    I sometimes go to ASDA to get baking tins, scales, knives, wooden sppons etc; sometimes they are much cheaper than suppliers.
    Hope this helps
     
  6. We are now all using the anodised saucepan sets from Asda and they are going down really well. Easy to clean and apart from a few scratches are looking really good after two years of 4 practicals a day. Recently I bought lots on the 3 for 2 offer at Tesco on kitchen equipment so managed to get some new sieves, measuring jugs (plastic), pastry brushes, palette knives, spatulas and turners. Pyrex bowls I generally end up with either sainsbury or asda, whoever is doing the best deal. Electric scales all came from Aldi when they were doing a deal week and they have been excellent.

    Hope that helps.
    IAx
     

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