When to Replace: Hot Food Holding Cabinets

When to Replace: A Publication of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

April 22, 2014

Hot Food Holding Cabinets: An Overview

Today’s hot food holding cabinets continue to raise the bar in terms of maintaining food quality. Here is a look at some of the features and benefits of the various types of hot food holding equipment.

How to Know When to Replace a Hot Food Holding Cabinet

Depending on the operation’s volume, the average service life of a hot holding cabinet is between 5 and 20 years. Here are four signs it might be time to replace a hot food holding cabinet.

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Hot Food Holding Cabinet Applications

Hot food holding cabinets supplement production, allowing foodservice operators to provide more efficient speed of service to customers. These units also prolong food holding, allowing other cooking equipment to be used. This is especially true with foods that require longer cook times, which will need to be prepared in advance. Here is a look at a variety of hot food holding applications.

Maintaining a Hot Food Holding Cabinet

For optimum food safety, regularly clean and sanitize hot food cabinets. Here are nine other maintenance tips that will extend the service life of a hot food holding cabinet.

Spec Check: Hot Food Holding Cabinets

Because there are so many considerations when choosing a hot food holding cabinet, understanding the operation and production process is paramount. Here are five considerations operators should weigh when purchasing hot food holding equipment.


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