Due to the high use of these units, proper maintenance is critical to prolonging the life of a refrigerated prep table. Here are five tasks that foodservice operators should regularly perform to keep these units operating at peak performance.
Maintaining refrigerated prep tables is not only important from a food safety standpoint, but also helps ensure optimum energy efficiency.
There are important steps operators should take to properly care for this equipment.
Occasionally, prep table doors may get out of level. This may compromise the door seal and cause air leakage into the cabinet. Sagging doors can be remedied on most units by adjusting the hinges.
Note that refrigerated prep tables are not made for storing food ingredients overnight. At the end of each day, food should be removed from the pans and properly stored. The empty pans are then replaced on top of the table's cabinet.