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.

Smokers: An Overview

Although the popularity of smoked foods varies by region, its appeal has become more universal. 

Slicers: An Overview

Slicing fresh and on demand has become more prevalent in today's foodservice operations.

How to Know When to Replace Slicers

Although slicers have an average service life of about 10 years, this equipment can last decades, depending on use and care. Here are a few ways to tell when it is time to replace a slicer.

Slicer Applications

Foodservice operators can employ slicers in numerous ways to support a variety of menu applications. Here are a few examples.

Maintaining Slicers

Properly cleaning and maintaining slicers is important to reduce the risk of bacteria growth and cross contamination. Here are five maintenance steps operators can take to ensure a long and safe service life from their slicers.

Spec Check: Slicers

Operators must determine both their current and future needs in how the slicer will be utilized prior to purchasing this equipment. Here are several factors foodservice operators should weigh when purchasing slicers. 

Energy Efficiency and Slicers

Slicers are among the most energy-efficient production tools used in commercial kitchens.

Roll-in Refrigerators: An Overview

Roll-in refrigerators keep food temperatures between 36 and 38 degrees F. 

How to Know When to Replace Roll-in Refrigerators

Roll-in refrigerators can be an afterthought, since these units are not as interactive as other types of equipment. 

Roll-in Refrigerators Applications

Roll-in refrigerators are typically utilized for prep line storage. 

Maintaining Roll-in Refrigerators

Keeping up with regular maintenance can help extend the service life of roll-in refrigerators.