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.

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.

Service Tips: Refrigerated Display Cases

For operations like convenience stores and delis, refrigerated display cases are among the most essential pieces of equipment. They provide a way to offer prepared foods and single-serve drinks that is both safe and cost effective.

Spring Cleaning for Ice Makers

Here are five steps foodservice operators can take to help properly clean and sanitize their ice machines. 

Energy Efficiency and Smokers

With newer smoker models and specialty units, there have been advancements that enhance energy efficiency. 

Spec Check: When to Replace Smokers

One common mistake in specifying smokers is underestimating or overestimating how much capacity will be needed.