Foodservice Equipment Repair & Maintenance

Foodservice Equipment Repair & Maintenance offers care and maintenance tips for foodservice equipment to help foodservice professionals extend the service life of equipment as well as guidelines for disposing and replacing units.

Spec Check: Tilting Skillets

In terms of design, foodservice professionals often compare tilting skillets to griddles, but with 10-inch-high sides.

When to Replace: Hot Food Holding Cabinets

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.

Spec Check: Disposers

Commercial disposers provide a convenient way to deal with food waste while improving sanitation in the kitchen and around outside trash containers. These units help reduce dumpster garbage odors, which can attract insects and vermin and compromise sanitation efforts. Disposers also help lower garbage hauling costs by decreasing the amount of overall waste a foodservice operator dumps.

When to Replace: Pizza Ovens

An overview of the maintence of pizza ovens. 

Spec Check: Pizza Ovens

Although operators most commonly use pizza ovens to prepare pies, they can also use this versatile piece of equipment to cook other foods, including seafood, meat and poultry. Pizza ovens are designed to withstand higher temperatures than standard ovens.

When to Replace: A Primer Walk-In Refrigerators and Freezers

A rundown on everything you need to know about walk-in refrigerators and freezers. 

Service Tips: Tilt Skillets

Tilt skillets are great for cooking large quantities of liquid-based foods, from soups to sauces to pasta to scrambled eggs. For this reason, they're particularly popular with institutional foodservice operations such as schools and hospitals. Here are few tips to keep tilt skillets operating at their peak.

Making Space for Servicing Equipment

From utilities to doorways, the physical space an operation occupies can impact service costs.

When to Replace: Air Curtains

A primer on the care and maintenance of Air Curtains in foodservice operations.

Planning for Food Prep

With operators rightly set on devoting as much of their space as possible to areas that actually generate revenue, food preparation stations can feel the squeeze. Prep, though, can't be shrunk too much without actually hurting a foodservice operation. Here a pair of respected design consultants share their experiences with building tight, efficient prep areas that work — without wasting space.

Spec Check: Air Curtains

Air curtains, also called air doors, tend to be part of a building's HVAC package. Building operators integrate these systems with the facility's existing HVAC equipment in addition to the structural, architectural and electrical designs.