It is a container to hold or carry objects like tableware: glasses, bowls, plates, forks, spoons, knives, or serving food or even cooking food. Therefore, a tray is sometimes called a serving tray and is usually classified as table and servingware. It comes in different designs and shapes. Tray with handles is great for tea tray, dinner tray, bar tray, breakfast tray. A tray with legs is usually used as a bed tray.
Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Polypropylene, and Wood are four of the most common materials in producing trays.
Out of the common metals, aluminium conducts heat the best. Therefore, aluminium tray is ideal for baking or roasting in commercial or home ovens. Cleaning is also easy. Simply hand wash with detergent under normal conditions.
It is also called stainless steel serving tray. It is made of stainless steel and is commonly used to serve food. It is perfect for food service applications. Ideal for buffets or restaurants.
Polypropylene is a durable material. Most of the polypropylene tray comes with a textured surface to reduce slipping and resist scratches. It is perfect for fast food service of canteen/cafeteria like school lunch tray.
It is mostly made of hardwoods like walnut, cherry, and bamboo. It is usually more stylish and multi-purpose. Tray with folding legs can be used as a breakfast-in-bed table and the one with an edge that is curved upward is a good choice for food presentation or serving items in a buffet.