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While they’re best known for cooking pizzas, operators can also use conveyor ovens to produce breadsticks, baked goods and even proteins like chicken breasts and hamburger patties. Here are a few tips to keeping conveyor ovens in good working order.

Here are five considerations foodservice operators should take into account when purchasing a steam-jacketed kettle.

When preparing to purchase a tilting skillet, operators should begin by determining their needs and volume, according to Steve Waltz, senior associate project manager for Cini-Little International, based in Washington, D.C.

Although panini presses are pretty basic in construction and simple to use, cleaning and maintenance are important for a long service life.

Don’t use steel wool to clean a tilting skillet, says Dennis Black, a service tech at Baltimore-based EMR. “This impregnates stainless-steel and causes it to rust,” he says. Instead, it’s best to use non-scratch scrubbers.

Although this equipment is simple, durability can be an issue in high-volume operations.