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.

Broiler Applications

Broilers are a key piece of equipment, as these units are responsible for preparing the priciest menu items.

Maintaining Broilers

Keeping the amount of grease and food debris build-up to a minimum will help extend a broiler's service life.

Spec Check: Broilers

There are a wide range of broilers offering different sizes and heating capabilities for specific production needs.

Energy Efficiency and Broilers

Broilers typically operate with gas valves wide open, which compromises energy efficiency.

Blast Chillers: An Overview

While refrigeration equipment holds food at cold temperatures, blast chillers take hot temperatures out of food.

How to Know When to Replace Blast Chillers

With blast chillers, the proper temperatures can mean the difference between maintaining food quality during cooling and potentially creating an unsafe environment that breeds bacteria.

Blast Chiller Applications

Blast chillers can prepare food for extended storage periods, helping to cut down on waste.

Maintaining Blast Chillers

The maintenance requirements of blast chillers are similar to other refrigeration equipment.

Spec Check: Blast Chillers

Blast chillers are well-suited for operations with limited production space, since product can be made ahead of time and reheated as needed.

Energy Efficiency and Blast Chillers

There is no Energy Star rating for blast chillers, which are designed to run hard for a short period of time. But that does not mean operators can't make a few energy-efficient choices.

No Warranty...Now What?

Following manufacturer checklists and carrying out preventative maintenance can add years to the life of foodservice equipment.