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 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.

Service for Chain Restaurants

Proper servicing of foodservice equipment can be a very demanding and rewarding proposition for both the service agent and the operator.

How to Check for Potential Service Issues with Foodservice Equipment

CFESA's 11-point checklist shows foodservice operators what to look for when identifying possible service needs.

Spec Check: Disposers

Almost any kind of foodservice operation can use a commercial disposer to process food waste. By specifying disposers, operators can reduce garbage odors, which can attract insects and vermin to dumpsters, and these systems also can decrease the amount of overall waste, which will help lower hauling costs.