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.

Some Cook-Chill Questions Answered

Questions from FE&S Cook-Chill Webcast Answered by Panelist Paul Hysen, FACHE, FAAHC
President, The Hysen Group.

When to Replace: Tilting Skillets

Tilting skillets, also known as braising pans, are among the most versatile pieces of equipment in commercial kitchens. Here is a brief introduction to this flexible piece of cooking equipment.

Spec Check: Tilting Skillets

In terms of design, foodservice professionals often compare tilting skillets to griddles, but with 10-inch-high sides.

When to Replace: Hot Food Holding Cabinets

Today’s hot food holding cabinets continue to raise the bar in terms of maintaining food quality. Here is a look at some of the features and benefits of the various types of hot food holding equipment.

Service Tips: Tilt Skillets

Tilt skillets are great for cooking large quantities of liquid-based foods, from soups to sauces to pasta to scrambled eggs. For this reason, they're particularly popular with institutional foodservice operations such as schools and hospitals. Here are few tips to keep tilt skillets operating at their peak.

Service Tips: Mixers

Bakeries, pizza places, scratch kitchens and cupcake specialists are among the operations that rely on a good mixer. A mixer's belts, gears and even transmissions make it one of the most mechanical pieces of foodservice equipment. As a result, taking care of mixers is essential to their proper long-term operation.

When to Replace: Steam-Jacketed Kettles

Steam-jacketed kettles can produce greater volumes with increased consistency, while reducing labor for both preparation and cleaning. Here is a quick overview of this type of foodservice equipment. 

When to Replace: Pulpers

Some foodservice professionals consider pulpers a more eco-friendly alternative to garbage disposers. These units grind up waste and remove water to reduce a foodservice operation's waste stream. But deciding whether to purchase one of these units and which system is best can be tricky unless you have the right knowledge base. Read on to learn more about pulpers.