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.

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.

For a Good Installation, Set Expectations

Purchasing and installing a new piece of kitchen equipment and is an expensive and time-consuming process. To help this process go as smoothly as possible, operators and service agencies should work together to set out exactly what an install covers.

Partners Make the Best Service Agents

Depending on the situation, a service agency could be the difference between success and failure for a professional kitchen. It only makes sense, then, for operators to do what they can to get the most out of their service team.

Paul Pumputis, Western Regional Manager, Duffy’s-AIS, Rochester, N.Y.

Paul Pumputis was not wired for a career as an electrician in upstate New York. He began wiring houses during the construction season but like so many others would often get laid off when winter rolled around and building ground to a halt. Looking for something more stable, he answered an ad looking for a service technician placed by Duffy’s Equipment Service, then an upstate N.Y. service agent. He joined the company, began training under Patrick Duffy and never looked back.