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.

Why Maintenance Matters

Foodservice operators often view maintenance as the necessary evil of every kitchen. It’s something that should be done regularly, but all too often it’s neglected — until a piece of equipment breaks down, usually right in the middle of peak service time. Service professionals know the value of regularly
scheduled maintenance. Do you?

Don’t Rush Disaster Recovery

Following a natural disaster most foodservice operators want to return to work as quickly as possible. By following a few simple steps and exercising some patience, though, operators can get their businesses up and running safely and efficiently in relatively short order.

Charbroiler Service Tips

Charbroilers call back to probably the first form of cooking: placing food over an open flame. Today’s units are more complicated than that, of course, and require regular care and maintenance to operate properly. Here are a few tips to keeping your charbroiler running smoothly.

  • Clean the unit daily. This includes wiping down the exterior and emptying the grease traps.
  • Charred food particles can easily get stuck to grates. Turn them over and burn them off on a regular basis, following the manufacturer's instructions. Deflector trays and crumb trays should be cleaned regularly as well.
  • Cooking food on char broilers produces a lot of grease-laden smoke. Make sure to have a charbroiler’s hood cleaned regularly.
  • It’s easy for a charbroiler’s vents and pilot to get blocked by food particles. Keep them clear of debris to ensure proper operation.

 

Cloud Tech Promises Quick Fixes

Connecting a piece of foodservice equipment to the cloud offers operators a variety of benefits that can enhance a piece of equipment’s service life and reduce expenses in a variety of other areas.