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.

Grill Applications

Grills represent an integral piece of cooking equipment in many operations, as these units handle the preparation of high-priced meats, protein and fish.

Maintaining Grills

The higher the volume and the more sauces and marinades used, the more often grills need to be cleaned.

Spec Check: Grills

Grills come in a variety of sizes and types that are geared for a wide range of menu items. Operators need to carefully weigh their options when specifying these units.

Energy Efficiency and Grills

There is no Energy Star rating for grills, since this equipment is not designed for energy efficiency.

Tips for Specifying Foodservice Equipment for Healthcare Operations

Looking to distinguish their operations from the competition, many healthcare facilities continue to create foodservice environments that can serve as a difference maker in the eyes of the public. As such, many healthcare operators continue to incorporate sophisticated serveries, patient-focused room-service programs and, in some cases, high-end restaurants that can compete with local eateries.

Beverage Dispensers: An Overview

Beverage dispensers come in a variety of categories and can handle such liquids as soft drinks, juice, milk and even coffee. Here is an overview of this foodservice equipment segment.

How to Know When to Replace a Beverage Dispenser

Beverage dispensers are a capital piece of equipment that offer a service life of between seven and 10 years on average.

Beverage Dispenser Applications

Beverage dispensers serve double duty, providing various types of drinks, dispensing ice and serving as a merchandising tool.

Maintaining a Beverage Dispenser

It's important to follow cleaning procedures on a regular basis or the quality and taste of beverages may be compromised.

Spec Check: Beverage Dispensers

Underestimating the beverage dispenser size needed and not allocating enough space for the unit are common specifying mistakes.

Energy Efficiency and Beverage Dispensers

Beverage dispensers do not have high energy quotients, yet there has been an increased focus on developing units with lower energy consumption.