If you have purchased new kitchen equipment, you have likely gone through many steps. From researching your options to finding the right supply store, buying commercial kitchen equipment can be daunting. There are some steps you should take during installation as well. Here are some tips that can help make the process easier.
Time the installation
You must choose a convenient time for delivery and installation of your restaurant equipment. Also, you should not be open for business because the installation will make parking and cooking difficult. Schedule the delivery and installation on the same day if possible. If the equipment must be delivered separately, make sure it gets there before the installation crew. By purchasing your items from a local restaurant supply, you will be able to get them delivered and installed on the same day.
Make sure your installation techs can get into your building
This tip is meant to make things easier for the supply store where you purchased your new kitchen equipment. Make sure that there is an entrance large enough for every piece. If the delivery staff and technicians will be using a loading dock, clean the area where they will be working. Also, be sure to have the delivery area cleared of vehicles before they arrive.
Clear out your old kitchen equipment
Make sure that your commercial kitchen is cleared of all old equipment before the new pieces arrive. If you are concerned that the new equipment may be damaged or not be correct, place the old pieces where they can be easily moved back.
See if the supply techs will give you a demonstration
It is important to know how your commercial kitchen equipment works. Even if you are familiar with your old appliances, new models may have more features that you will need to learn about. Be sure to ask the installation technicians for help while they are at your restaurant if you need more information.
Complete the warranty paperwork
Some of your kitchen equipment may come with a warranty. If you have not completed the paperwork, make sure you do this before the installers leave. You should also find out if you can set up a maintenance schedule with the restaurant supply to help catch any future issues.
Restaurant equipment and supplies in Amarillo, Texas
For more information about installing new commercial kitchen equipment, contact the experts at Golden Light Equipment Co. in Amarillo, Texas. We offer a variety of equipment and various supplies to those in the foodservice industry throughout the Panhandle. Give us a call at (806) 373-4277 or Contact Us by email to learn more about our Products and Services.