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.
Commercial kitchens can easily run in the tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. With that sort of outlay, operators spend long hours working with design consultants and dealers to specify equipment that best fits their budget and their needs.
Planned maintenance. Preventative maintenance. To many foodservice operators, the two are one and the same. But to foodservice equipment repair agencies, the phrases have very different meanings that should matter to those who run a kitchen.
Garbage disposals make life easier in many commercial kitchens. They can make cleaning pots, pans and dishes easier and prevent drain clogs.
Culinary staff use griddles to prepare menu items that span all day parts. Griddles are one of the most utilized pieces of equipment in commercial kitchens.
From sandwiches to burritos to pizzas to salads, refrigerated prep tables play an important role in professional kitchens of every sort.
September is National Food Safety Month. While many of the month's conversations and tips will revolve around topics like personal hygiene or allergen management, operating a commercial kitchen that serves safe food also depends on proper maintenance, service and use of foodservice equipment.
It’s easy to take an ice machine for granted. The unit sits in the corner and turns water into ice. What really changes with these machines? Well, lots. Manufacturers continue to produce more sophisticated units that not only make more ice but also do it more efficiently than previous generations. To help give us a better idea of the frozen landscape that is ice machine efficiency, we caught up with Denis Livchak, energy research engineer at the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) in San Ramon, Calif. Here Livchak sheds light on the top news and technologies in the continued greening of ice machines.