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.
Ice machines are part of most foodservice operations, helping staff keep food at safe temperatures, and cooling drinks. And recently ice has renewed its appeal as operators are using it as an ingredient to expand their beverage programs to include smoothies, iced coffee drinks and more.
Because of their versatile nature, food processors are often considered a cornerstone of any commercial kitchen's preparation activities. Not only does this equipment allow operators to efficiently and consistently prepare vegetables, fruit and a wide range of menu items, but food processors are key to saving prep time and labor.
Dual technology ovens use multiple energies that include impingement heating, high-speed vectored air or a combination of impingement, microwave and radiant heating. This process provides added speed, flexibility and consistency.
When properly maintained, dual technology ovens typically have a service life of between five and seven years. Although there is no steadfast rule for replacement, there are a few signs that may signify an oven has reached the end of its service life.
Dual technology ovens are generally pre-programmed, which makes it easier to achieve desired food temperatures when cooking consistent items. Here are some of the most common uses for this equipment.
Dual technology oven maintenance is not complicated. Still, regular cleaning and planned maintenance can increase the service life of these units.
On the surface, extended warranties for new pieces of foodservice equipment may seem like a low-cost way to help drive sales. But it is important to understand the hidden costs and how it impacts all members of the supply chain, including foodservice operators and service agents.