Last Updated on: 6th February 2020, 01:41 pm
Buying kitchen equipment for your restaurant can be a nerve-racking task. The supplies will very likely be expensive and your restaurant’s success will depend upon your final selection. Talk about a monumental decision! The secret in making a smart decision in buying restaurant equipment is to know exactly what your needs are before you start shopping around. Once you know what would meet the needs of your restaurant, it’s much easier to determine if a piece of equipment is a fit or not.
Doing business with a seller that offers individualized assistance, supported by a group of experienced professionals, is your best option. However, there are a few points you can evaluate by yourself to ensure you purchase the right items for your business. Here are several key aspects to keep in mind throughout the process of purchasing restaurant equipment.
Consider if your budget allows for new restaurant equipment
You must know exactly how much money you have available before buying restaurant equipment. When it comes to this type of machinery, there are many choices and factors that can raise the cost. It is a good idea to start off with a base figure for your budget. You might have to evaluate more than one model of restaurant equipment to come up with a realistic figure before beginning the buying process.
Consider how much food will you will be producing
Just about all purchasing decisions made in restaurants are dependent upon the menu. As an example, you might require a specialized type of fryer for breaded chicken or frozen cheddar poppers. Be sure to do your research before you begin shopping. You should also think about your seating capacity in order to have a general idea of the restaurant equipment you need.
Verify you have utilities that the new restaurant equipment can use
For important kitchen equipment purchases, utilities must be considered. It is crucial to know the full range of utilities already available prior to your purchase. If you do not mind paying for rewiring or having gas supplied to new areas, utility costs might not matter much. However, if you are buying a tri-phase piece and only have single-phase wiring, for example, you may have regrets for not considering utilities before your purchase.
Consider how you will move the new equipment into your restaurant
This might appear to be an easy question at first glance, but moving restaurant equipment is not always easy. The answer lies in ensuring the entry points you have in the building are sufficiently wide enough for the measurements of what you are buying. In addition, you should calculate the dimensions of all hallways and other cramped areas you may have to pass through with the equipment.
Are there any safety or health laws that pertain to this kind of restaurant equipment?
In a lot of jurisdictions, rules that seek to prevent fires or microbial development may be applied to certain kitchen equipment. Be aware of these things prior to shopping in order to avoid buying kitchen supplies that are not compatible with regulations in your area. Purchasing incompatible supplies is an oversight that could cost you a lot of money in lost shipping fees.
Ensure you have enough space for your new equipment
Dimensions are often measured from the wall to the side of any nearby restaurant equipment. Sometimes there is a baseboard about three feet beneath where the measurements are made. This board makes the area a little smaller than where the measurements are taken further up on the wall. Because of this, you might be stuck with kitchen equipment that does not fit in its allotted space. A certain amount of space between the wall and equipment may be necessary in order to have everything connected properly and ensure adequate airflow. Be sure to measure in the proper areas before you purchase restaurant equipment.
Golden Light Equipment has the kitchen equipment you need
When it comes to selecting restaurant equipment, there is not a single unit that is best for all kitchens. You have to pick the best supplies to satisfy your restaurant’s particular requirements. Golden Light Equipment in Amarillo, Texas can help you select the ideal restaurant equipment for your business. Call us today at (806) 373-4277 or Contact Us for more information about how we can help you. You can also visit our office at 1010 SW 6th Ave. in Amarillo, Texas for more information about our services and products.
Updated February 6, 2020