Food processors let operators prep huge amounts of food quickly and with great consistency. These units are relatively affordable compared to ovens and refrigerators, but if they fail, a kitchen can be thrown into chaos. Here are four tips to keep your food processor running smoothly.

  • Clean these units daily, and not just for basic sanitation. The juices from foods can seep into the electrical components, causing damage.
  • While these units can fit in a sink, train your staff to not wash them that way. The water exposure can destroy a unit.
  • Consider hand washing a machine’s plastic and rubber parts since the high temperature in ware washers can weaken them, causing premature failure.
  • Inspect the seal around the motor shaft to ensure it is maintaining its integrity. Have the seal replaced if needed.