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.

Service Tips: Countertop Flattop Griddles

Countertop griddles can be small enough to work in a food truck or large enough to be the workhorses of major brick-and-mortar operations. Here are a few tips for maintaining these pieces of equipment.

Don't forget the Add-Ons

From water filtration to ground faults, foodservice operators should plan for systems and components that impact equipment performance.

Service Tips: Glass Door Merchandisers

With a greater emphasis on off-premise dining, more operators offer grab-and-go items like sandwiches, salads, desserts and bottled drinks. Many use glass door merchandisers to display and store these menu items. Here are a few tips to maintain these units and keep ringing up those quick sales.

Why Not a Handyman?

You hear it all the time from service agencies: Don’t just hire a guy off the street, or even a plumber or HVAC company, to handle equipment installation and service. This may sound a little self-serving when a service agency makes this argument but there’s plenty of reason to believe the agencies are looking out for operators, not just themselves.

Ordering Custom: Consider the Whole Kitchen

Purchasing custom equipment can be a great way for operators to get exactly what they need. If the design of a custom piece isn’t well thought-out, though, an operator could end up with an expensive, underperforming unit that’s difficult to repair and/or replace.

Service Tips: Convection Ovens

Convection ovens are great for baking cookies, crusty breads and other baked goods, along with potatoes, casseroles and more. As relatively simple units, many of the tips for keeping convection ovens working well should be common sense to experienced operators.

How to Weather the Storm

While there’s no way to completely protect an operation from a hurricane, foodservice operators can take some steps to limit the damage to their business and equipment.