The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) offers the following technical tips to allow foodservice operators and their supply chain partners to troubleshoot and repair simple problems involving steamers.

  • Check filtration system is clear
  • Check door gaskets and latches for tight fit
  • Check that water is running out of drain at all times if applicable
  • Check that timer turns on and off properly
  • Drain broiler, or reservoir after each day's use to prevent scale buildup
  • Clean with soapy water only
  • Delime as directed by manufacturer's directions and water conditions and change anodes with each delime
  • Check for leaks on a quarterly basis

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These tips are not intended for major repairs, please contact a CFESA trained technician if the problem cannot be corrected.