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.

When to Replace: Steam-Jacketed Kettles

Steam-jacketed kettles can produce greater volumes with increased consistency, while reducing labor for both preparation and cleaning. Here is a quick overview of this type of foodservice equipment. 

When to Replace: Pulpers

Some foodservice professionals consider pulpers a more eco-friendly alternative to garbage disposers. These units grind up waste and remove water to reduce a foodservice operation's waste stream. But deciding whether to purchase one of these units and which system is best can be tricky unless you have the right knowledge base. Read on to learn more about pulpers. 

Prepping for Service Calls Saves Time and Money

Whether it is for a scheduled maintenance visit or an emergency repair, service calls can be costly and time consuming. However, foodservice operators can take several steps to ensure that they get the most out of a service technician's visit while keeping the costs of these calls to a minimum. 

Service Tips: Combi Ovens

A combi oven represents one of the more expensive pieces of equipment foodservice operators can buy, with large high-end units easily running tens of thousands of dollars. Such an investment demands care from the operator. Here are five guidelines on what to do — and not do — to keep a combi oven running properly. 

Pot and Pan Washers: An Overview

Pot and pan washers can save significantly on staff labor used to hand-scrub tough baked-on food remains. 

How to Know When to Replace Pot and Pan Washers

Operators should consider replacing older pot and pan washers, which may be less efficient and, as a result, cost more to operate. Here are five other indications that it may be time to replace a pot and pan washer. 

Pot and Pan Washer Applications

Unlike traditional warewashers, pot and pan washers can thoroughly clean heavily soiled, larger items. 

Maintaining Pot and Pan Washers

Cleaning and maintenance procedures for pot and pan washers are similar to traditional warewashers. Here are six steps foodservice operators can take to extend the service life of their pot and pan washer.

Specifying Pot and Pan Washers

Pot and pan washers are a good option for cleaning various types of larger cooking containers and baking pans.

Energy Efficiency and Pot and Pan Washers

The Energy Star certification criterion for pot and pan washers has recently been updated.

 

Understanding the Value of Service

Investing in maintenance and service not only reduces costs in the long run, it allows operators to get the most out of their kitchen equipment.