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.

How to Know When to Replace Pot and Pan Washers

Operators should consider replacing older pot and pan washers, which may be less efficient and, as a result, cost more to operate. Here are five other indications that it may be time to replace a pot and pan washer. 

Pot and Pan Washer Applications

Unlike traditional warewashers, pot and pan washers can thoroughly clean heavily soiled, larger items. 

Maintaining Pot and Pan Washers

Cleaning and maintenance procedures for pot and pan washers are similar to traditional warewashers. Here are six steps foodservice operators can take to extend the service life of their pot and pan washer.

Specifying Pot and Pan Washers

Pot and pan washers are a good option for cleaning various types of larger cooking containers and baking pans.

Understanding the Value of Service

Investing in maintenance and service not only reduces costs in the long run, it allows operators to get the most out of their kitchen equipment.

Energy Efficiency and Smokers

With newer smoker models and specialty units, there have been advancements that enhance energy efficiency. 

Spec Check: When to Replace Smokers

One common mistake in specifying smokers is underestimating or overestimating how much capacity will be needed. 

Maintaining a Smoker

Proper smoker maintenance and cleaning is a necessity for safe use and fire prevention. 

Smoker Applications

Foodservice operators utilize smokers to impart flavors in food that would be difficult to create in any other way. 

How to Know When to Replace a Smoker

Smokers can last as long as 50 years, but the average service life of these units is about a decade. Here are a few signs that it is time to replace a smoker. 

Smokers: An Overview

Although the popularity of smoked foods varies by region, its appeal has become more universal.