Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Written by The Editors
Blast Chillers represent major investments for foodservice operations. To get the most out of your unit, be sure to follow some basic maintenance guidelines.
- At their core, blast chillers are high-horsepower refrigeration units. As such, the basics of refrigeration maintenance apply: Keep an eye on door gaskets and hinges for signs of wear and tearand have the condensers and evaporators cleaned regularly.
- The probes in blast chillers are used to tell when food has been lowered to its desired temperature. These should be cleaned regularly as well.
- Most of today’s blast chillers have automated alarms that will tell users when something isn’t right. Still, operators should call a service agent if the unit’s performance noticeably dips, e.g. it starts taking significantly longer for the unit to bring food down to temperature.
- If a blast chiller has a drain line, make sure that’s cleared regularly in order to avoid clogs.
- During regular service calls, ask your service agency to make sure the unit is properly calibrated.