Whether you are new to running a commercial kitchen or have owned a restaurant for years, you know how important your equipment is. All of your equipment should be maintained and replaced when needed. Here are four main pieces of restaurant equipment that you should pay attention to.
Ovens and associated equipment like griddles and stovetops are some of the most used pieces of restaurant equipment. Different issues can happen to your oven depending upon the type. Gas ovens can have leaks, which not only hurt the functionality of the equipment but can also cause physical harm to staff and customers. Electric ovens can suffer from damaged heating elements and other issues.
If your commercial oven needs work often, it can be costly and affect staff and food safety. With regular maintenance done by a professional kitchen supply company, you can keep your oven running properly for many years. But, you should replace it before it becomes a safety hazard.
Refrigerators can last for about ten years or longer with proper maintenance and cleaning. Here are some important things to remember about your commercial fridge.
- If your staff does not keep the entire fridge clean, it can attract mold and mildew. Components can also become clogged, which can cause the refrigerator to malfunction.
- Walk-in refrigerators also need care. The evaporator coil, condenser, and compressor should all be maintained by a professional.
- You should know when a replacement could be necessary. If your commercial refrigerator starts to make odd noises or doesn’t keep items at the correct temperatures, talk with a restaurant supply store. They should be able to offer advice on choosing a newer model.
Not all dishwashers will get every speck off of your dishes. But, dirty dishes are unacceptable in any commercial kitchen. When utensils and dishes have food left on them, even after being cleaned and disinfected, it is time for new equipment. If you see leaks or puddles on the floor near your dishwasher, your dishes are likely not being cleaned.
Taking care of your commercial ice machine does more than making ice. It is vital to keep your ice machine free of mold, mildew, and bacteria. This machine must be cleaned regularly to prevent customers from becoming sick. Check and clean the water filtration system and vents often to stop bacteria and mold from building up. Also, be prepared to replace this commercial kitchen equipment more often than other types. Ice machines run extremely hard to do their jobs.
Get help with your restaurant equipment
If you would like more information about repairing or replacing commercial kitchen equipment, Golden Light Equipment Co. in Amarillo can help. We offer a variety of high-quality Products and Services throughout the area to commercial kitchens of all sizes. Give us a call at (806) 373-4277 or Send Us an email to find out more.