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What is tray?

What is tray?

fast food tray

What is tray?

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.

Aluminium Tray

Aluminium Baking Tray 654x451x25mm-ABBS2418L

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.

Stainless Steel Tray

Stainless Steel Serving Tray 35.5cm14inch, Round-52139

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 Tray

Polypropylene Fast Food Tray with Side Handles 43.5cmx30.5cm17inchx12inch (Burgundy)-M1712WR

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.

Wooden Tray

wooden 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.

Usage and occasion are the key factors in determining which material type of tray to be used.  For enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our Sunnex catering experts


For more detailed information, please email us at sales@sunnexproducts.com


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