Things to Consider Before Buying a Dumbwaiter









A dumbwaiter may be considered cost-effective but the upfront fee makes it an investment that will pay for itself over time and this means that you should cover every avenue to ensure that it is the right service lift for your needs. Here at Sheridan Lifts, we like to believe that there are several things to take into consideration when it comes to the purchase of a dumbwaiter and in this blog we are going to go over them briefly…


Since there are a variety of service lifts on the market, it is important that you understand the purpose of a dumbwaiter in order to infer whether it is the right investment for your requirements. After all, if you need to transport heavy items it may be wise to invest in a trolley lift instead as a dumbwaiter is more suited towards restaurants and hotels.

Available Space

Whilst a dumbwaiter isn’t a large type of elevator, it is important that you have enough space to accommodate one. After all, in listed buildings you may be restricted on where you can and cannot build and there is nothing worse than starting the process of a dumbwaiter installation only to be told that you don’t have enough room. If you are unsure, consult the help of a professional.


Since the dumbwaiter has advanced with the rest of technology, it is only right that they are equipped with a few gadgets. With this said, you should consider whether they will be beneficial to your needs since they may come at an extra cost. After all, a heated tray can help keep food warm in the restaurant industry however it will be futile in an apartment block.

There is nothing more effective than carrying out adequate research before you make an investment. After all, a dumbwaiter is more suited towards services industries like restaurants and hotels which means that they likely won’t be as effective in the home. To find out more information about our range of dumbwaiters, get in contact with a member of the Sheridan Lifts team today!