The Market for Dumbwaiters is Growing

These handy contraptions have been moving objects up and down floors for centuries. The simple design has been improved on with new technologies and has evolved with the times into a fully integrated system, present in domestic and commercial settings.

Market Segregation

The global market for dumbwaiters is fragmented into; product type (which covers window and floor types), door type and application.

The material type used in dumbwaiter construction is split into stainless steel, powder coated steel, baked enamel coatings, and others. With ...

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Why Your Restaurant Could Benefit from a Dumbwaiter

Step inside a commercial restaurant today and you’ll find the hardest working members of staff in the same place as always. The dumbwaiter has become an integral part of the food service industry for a range of reasons. For restaurants, hotels and bars, dumbwaiters work tirelessly, transporting food, drinks and other items up and down floors, all day, every day.

For most modern restaurant chains, service takes place between numerous floors to accommodate a larger kitchen and more seating area for ...

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Why You Should Install A Residential Dumbwaiter

You may think that in 2018 a dumbwaiter is a dated device with no real applications in the modern world. How wrong you are. These age-old systems are still making peoples lives easier in homes across the world today.

Their simplicity simply adds to their usefulness, as there is little that can go wrong with a dumbwaiter. Why are more homeowners having them installed? What are the benefits and what are the potential possibilities a dumbwaiter would afford me and my ...

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The secret uses of Dumbwaiters

Dumbwaiters have their origins in the lavish dessert banquets of the upper classes of the 18th Century. By the turn of the 19th Century, you could find dumbwaiters in the majority of homes across the upper and middle classes.

As well as serving wines and delicious sweets at banquets hosted by the highest rungs of society, they also protected secrets. In the drawing rooms of elegant houses, social climbers and families of incredible industrial wealth would use this time after feasting ...

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Would you want a deathtrap lift installed in your building? – Lift Company

Yes that’s a serious question! The paternoster lift is a special kind of lift that has no doors and moves up and down the building shaft on a continuous loop. Named after the Lord’s Prayer, you can only fit one or two passengers inside each cabin and they’re thought to be highly efficient; if not dangerous. Paternoster lifts are kind of dumbwaiters for people when you think about it! Passengers must pay close attention when stepping on and off as ...

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Dumbwaiters living up to their name

So we all know that dumbwaiters are small lifts that are used to transport food items in places such as restaurants and hotels, but it was a case of a “dumb waiter” one Christmas Day when a member of staff in a pub, here in the UK, thought, after a few too many eggnogs no doubt, that it would be wise to crawl into the dumbwaiter shaft!

No matter how small you are to be able to fit in one of ...

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Dumbwaiters and Dumb Waiters


Faulty Towers was an iconic sitcom revolving around the day-to-day running of a hotel starring 2 characters: Basil Faulty, the owner, and his sidekick Manuel, the Brazilian waiter. The pair were often seen running up and down stairs or running through from the kitchen to the dining room with meals in the hands in a hilarious fashion.

The food they served was either wrong, too cold, too hot or fell on the floor, which often resulted in classic moments of ...

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