The UK’s best-selling range of service lifts

Often referred to as kitchen lifts, these little service lifts are ideal for a range of uses. From food lifts in catering, pubs and restaurants to dumbwaiters in offices and private homes, they're an invaluable necessity right across the UK. These dumb waiter lifts even feature in many a grand home.

The Stannah Microlift wide range includes four 50kg & 100kg structure supported models, offering a choice of car sizes ‘off the shelf’. If you’re not sure of the best option for your building, we can arrange a free site survey to discuss your requirements.

Our experience, combined with our comprehensive dumbwaiter product range, ensures that you receive the best advice and the perfect product, within your budget and with that special Stannah ingredient – personal service. A lifetime of product support is available to you locally via our national network of lift service engineers. Simply put, we aim to make your life easier with a seamless service from order to installation and beyond.

Contained within a load bearing lift shaft, the product is fitted with rise and fall shutters car entrance protection and come in grey baked enamel ral 7038 (or stainless) finish. The high-quality reduction gearbox and balance drive system ensures low electrical consumption and a high-quality smooth operation even after years of use. Plus, all our dumb waiters meet the essential safety requirements (ESRs) and machinery safety regulations.

From the smallest document or bottle of wine to a heavy trolley or beer barrel, a Microlift makes life easier in homes and workplaces alike.


Our Microlift range at a glance



The popular choice for waist-height loading



Two lift cars in one structure, eliminating cross-contamination


Floor-level loading

Floor level service for small trolleys


Bottom drive

For low headroom applications

Model (50 & 100kg) Door types Speed (m/s) Travel Headroom (mm) Pit requirement (mm) Power supply Car entrances
Standard Shutter / Hinged 0.35 12 stops / 30m 2700-3000 N/A 415V three-phase* Single / Through /Adjacent
Double-decker Shutter / Hinged 3000 350
Floor level service Hinged 1800-2200
Bottom drive Shutter / Hinged 2250 N/A

* Single-phase power supply is possible, but lifts using this cannot be upgraded in terms their capacity.


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Features and benefits

Reliable performance

We’ve installed over 20,000 Microlifts with some of the first still going 40 years on – so we can guarantee our customers a reliable product, supported by regular service visits from expert local engineers.

Reducing manual handling hazards

Installing a Stannah Microlift will reduce the risk of injury that comes with manual handling. Whether you are a restaurateur or homeowner, injuries caused by unnecessary manual handling will ultimately cost you money and/or staff.

Quick and easy install

Our Microlifts are structure-supported, quick and easy to install, whilst causing minimal disruption. Installation takes just one to two days on a two-floor lift and our engineers will return for a second visit, which will include the testing, commissioning of the lift and training in its safe operation.

Support every step of the way

From start to finish our dedicated team will be beside you. Once in service your Microlift can be maintained in tip-top condition day in, day out, by our dedicated engineers.

Design & Planning

  • Technical data and NBS specifications are available through easy download
  • Speak to our design team to ensure the perfect product specification and typical costs
  • Free site survey to ensure your Microlift is the right fit for your building
  • Whatever your enquiry type, our expert technical support team will be on hand to guide you through the process


  • Our dedicated team will manage the installation of your dumbwaiter, from delivery to handover
  • Our engineers will install your Microlift with minimal disruption to your premises, working in hours that suit you
  • Installation takes just 1-2 days for a two-floor lift, using proven, efficient and safe installation methods
  • Returning after completion of builders work to hand over the lift ready for use


  • Twelve-month warranty & servicing included as standard
  • Our preventive maintenance solutions ensure safe, continuous operation, with options for 24/7, 365 days a year cover when the lift is in constant use
  • Local maintenance service right across the UK, so an engineer is never far away
  • Excellent spare parts availability to keep your workhorse running

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