Storage & Handling Equipment

How to Know When to Replace a Piece of Hot Food Holding Equipment

If treated well, it is not uncommon for a piece of hot food holding equipment to last for a very long time. More often than not, foodservice operators tend to replace their hot food holding equipment based on aesthetics rather than the item's wearing out. Also, some operators may identify the need to add a few more pieces of hot food holding equipment to help smooth production and provide better customer service.

How to Maintain a Piece of Hot Food Holding Equipment

Unlike other pieces of foodservice equipment, which can be more involved, maintaining a piece of hot food holding equipment is rather straightforward.

Energy Efficiency and Hot Food Holding Equipment

The good news is that hot food holding equipment carries an Energy Star rating. The bad news is that this category is up for review by Energy Star and the products will need to go through a more stringent series of testing and verification steps in order to earn this much sought after rating. So the future for this product category is uncertain at the moment as foodservice equipment manufacturers continue to come to grips with the new Energy Star regulations.

Spec Check: Hot Food Holding Equipment

In addition to keeping menu items at desired temperatures, hot food holding equipment can provide countless other benefits to many foodservice operations.

Maintaining an Ice Machine

Foodservice operators need to take into consideration mainteance needs when selecting an ice machine.

Ice Machine Applications

Ice machines can play an essential role in most any foodservice operation. Here is a closer look at some of the common applications of ice machines in today's foodservice industry.

How to Know When to Replace an Ice Machine

Well-maintained ice machines can last ten years or more. Still, foodservice operators may need to replace their ice makers for a variety of reasons.

Foodservice Ice Machines: An Overview

Ice machines play a critical role in the success of countless foodservice operations. Here's a brief introduction to these pieces of foodservice equipment.

Under Counter and Back Bar Refrigeration

Shelving

Ice Cream Machines

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