How to Know When to Replace a Range

When maintained properly, commercial ranges have a service life of 10 years or more. Here are five signs that it might be time to replace a range.

Excessive Wear and Tear: Proteins typically cooked on a range have an acidic effect on the surfaces, which eventually leads to oxidation. Excessive oxidation of the unit's parts may indicate a new range is needed.

Pricey Repairs: If the cost of operating a range becomes excessive due to major fixes or failures, it's time to replace it.

Performance Issues: Although minor parts will need replacing during the range's service life, when controls, burners, pilots or ignition systems are not working correctly and other aspects of the unit are not functioning up to manufacturer specifications then a replacement may be warranted.

A Compromised Structure: Warping, gas leaks and broken oven doors may mean the range's structure has become compromised and the unit should be retired.

Volume or Menu Changes: For operations that have had volume and/or menu changes over time, operators may want to consider a new or upgraded model that is more appropriate for the operation.
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