I'll check the internet some more. I did find a couple of auctions but won't be able to attend. Perhaps in a week or two.
What I miss most is being able to sort through all the stuff and find hidden treasures for work and for home.
Ninth pans, spoons, spatulas, hobart attachments, sheet pans and much more. Finding it is great but I really enjoyed the search. It's a lot of fun for me just looking through it all.
I once found a fine mesh chinois the owner sold me for eight bucks. They went for almost ninety dollars at the time. Looked brand new after a good cleaning.
My most recent search is an attempt to help outfit the kitchen at the local community meals program. They have a variety of donated equipment but a fair amount is home quality. It never gets used and just takes up the limited storage area. So they need commercial size pots and pans, cambros, more commercial hand tools, etc.
After posting this I visited a local restaurant equipment store and found a small corner of the used equipment warehouse devoted to small wares. While I searched, the owner and I talked about what I was there for. After finding a used mandolin in perfect condition and several used cambros, he threw in brand new lids and donated all of it while telling me to make him a list and he'd keep an eye out for whatever we needed when it came in. This coming week my friend and I will be cleaning out the unnecessary equipment and getting the list together.
Then we'll both go back and do some more searching.
There's another place still in business but it's about an hour away. So I guess it's time for a road trip.