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.

Energy Efficiency and Broilers

Broilers typically operate with gas valves wide open, which compromises energy efficiency.

Blast Chillers: An Overview

While refrigeration equipment holds food at cold temperatures, blast chillers take hot temperatures out of food.

How to Know When to Replace Blast Chillers

With blast chillers, the proper temperatures can mean the difference between maintaining food quality during cooling and potentially creating an unsafe environment that breeds bacteria.

Blast Chiller Applications

Blast chillers can prepare food for extended storage periods, helping to cut down on waste.

Maintaining Blast Chillers

The maintenance requirements of blast chillers are similar to other refrigeration equipment.

Spec Check: Blast Chillers

Blast chillers are well-suited for operations with limited production space, since product can be made ahead of time and reheated as needed.

Energy Efficiency and Blast Chillers

There is no Energy Star rating for blast chillers, which are designed to run hard for a short period of time. But that does not mean operators can't make a few energy-efficient choices.

Spec Check: Shelving

Shelving is available in a wide range of sizes, types and materials for different applications. There are a number of factors to consider when specifying these units.

Maintaining Shelving

Proper cleaning of shelving that stores food is important in preventing food-borne illness.

Shelving Applications

Foodservice operators can use shelving units throughout the kitchen to store, display and transport food, supplies and cookware.

How to Know When to Replace Shelving

Improperly distributed weight can negatively impact the safety and service life of a shelving unit. Here are three indicators that a new storage system might be warranted.