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.

Spec Check: Walk-In Refrigerators

Purchased infrequently but essential to foodservice, walk-in refrigeration units should be carefully considered prior to investment.

How to Know When It's Time to Replace Your Walk-in

Fifteen years is a good rule of thumb but there are numerous indicators that signal it's time to update your walk-in refrigeration unit.

Walk-in Refrigerators and Freezers: An Overview

 This versatile piece of equipment comes in every size and shape, and is fully customizable to an operation's needs.

Service Do's and Don'ts for Today's Foodservice Operator

In response to a challenging business environment, many foodservice operators may be tempted to compromise when it comes to repairing and maintaining their equipment. Here a veteran service agent offers a few precautionary examples of why it is important for operators to use their supply chain partners to make informed decisions before taking action.

CFESA's Preventative Maintenance Steps for Garbage Disposals

Here are eight steps foodservice operators and their service agents can take to help ensure a longer service life for their garbage disposal.

Energy Efficiency and Ice Cream Machines

Most ice cream machines are used on a range from 208 to 230 volts, either in single or three-phase power.

Spec Check: Ice Cream Machines

One common mistake operators make is purchasing a soft-serve machine that is an inappropriate size. Here are two other common mistakes foodservice operators should avoid when purchasing this type of foodservice equipment.

Maintaining an Ice Cream Machine

Regular cleaning and sanitization of ice cream machines helps ensure food safety. Foodservice operators can also take a number of other steps to ensure they properly maintain these units.

Ice Cream Machine Applications

Unlike most other equipment, ice cream machines are reserved for one use, which is dispensing frozen product.

How to Know When to Replace an Ice Cream Machine

When properly maintained, ice cream machines can last between 10 and 20 years. However, these pieces of foodservice equipment offer a few tell-tale signs they are reaching the end of their service lives.

Ice Cream Machines: An Overview

Soft-serve equipment holds product in a frozen state for long periods of time until portions are dispensed.