Simple Guidelines to Choose the Best Beverage Dispenser for Your Event
With hundreds of options available, it can be hard to find the perfect beverage dispenser for your facility. Variations in weight, material, capacity, and intended use, can all have an impact on choosing the best solution. By following a few simple guidelines, you will be able to find the best fit for your goals
- CAPACITY: Determining the proper capacity for your needs can feel like a guessing game. After all, how do you estimate how much each person will consume? The fact is that guessing is exactly what you have to do. But you can approach this with an educated guess based upon a few variables.Based on my research, most party planners state that one beverage, per person; per hour is a great starting point. From there you can calculate one additional drink for other environmental variables, such as high heat, or heavy activity.
- WEIGHT: Weight is subjective and completely relative to the environment. Does your staff have to move the dispenser? Is there a chance that the dispenser could be knocked over? Beverages can be very heavy so be sure to plan for the environment. Sometimes it is best to opt for a smaller or lighter dispenser and refill it as the event progresses.
- TEMPERATURE:Are you serving hot or cold beverages or will they be consumed in hot or cold environments? When considering temperature it is essential to think about if the dispenser should be insulated. Insulated beverage dispensers can help to keep beverages at the proper temperature regardless of the environment.If you have to add additional ice to keep your beverage cool, will doing so affect the taste enough to alter user behavior? You want your guests to enjoy their drinks and maintaining temperature goes a long way toward ensuring the proper experience.
- ACCESS & STYLE: I put these two topics together as they both have a direct relationship with the size and shape of the beverage dispenser you select. If your guests have limited reach or diminished ability you may want to choose a short and wide dispenser so that it can be positioned closer to the edge of your table without worrying about tipping it over.However, if you are looking to make a visual impact and drive interaction a beverage dispenser with a unique style may be the best way to go.
Whether your goal is to provide beverages for a waiting room, a special event, or just to keep people hydrated, beverage dispensers can be a creative way to engage and serve. To shop for the best beverage dispenser for you, please visit us to see our extensive collection of beautiful and functional options.