When to Replace offers care and maintenance tips for foodservice equipment as well as guidelines for disposing and replacing units.
Like all equipment, ranges need to be regularly maintained and serviced. When taken care of properly, these units provide a long, safe service life.
A range is a piece of equipment that's common to most operations. And, at its most basic level, each foodservice operator uses their range for the same purpose: they need the heat it generates to cook food. As a result, specifying a range boils down to three distinct areas: features, efficiencies and labor. The importance of each area tends to differ dramatically on a case by case basis.
Hot food holding equipment can support a variety of foodservice operations. Some key market segments for this product include catering, school foodservice, supermarkets, prisons and healthcare. Basically, any foodservice operator that needs to keep warm a specific menu item for a period of time can use 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.
Unlike other pieces of foodservice equipment, which can be more involved, maintaining a piece of hot food holding equipment is rather straightforward.
In addition to keeping menu items at desired temperatures, hot food holding equipment can provide countless other benefits to many foodservice operations.
Because they use water, gas and electricity, warewashers tend to be among the largest consumers of resources in any commercial kitchen. For foodservice operators wanting to get a better handle on their operating costs, specifying an energy-efficient warewasher is a good place to start.