Few things are worse than having a broken appliance in your restaurant’s kitchen. It doesn’t matter which piece of equipment it is—a hiccup in a single part of your kitchen’s “ecosystem” will disrupt food delivery service. Slow service infuriates customers and will likely cause them to think twice before returning to your establishment. You want all of your equipment and appliances to operate at 100 percent efficiency at all times. Here are a few of the most common reasons why we get calls for commercial appliance repair in Delaware, and a few things you can do to help make sure they aren’t a regular occurrence:
- Improper cleaning: The cleanup routine that goes hand in hand with cooking is without a doubt the most frustrating part of preparing a home-cooked meal. That frustration is increased tenfold if the cooking is being done in a commercial kitchen for crowds of people each night. The pots and pans are easy to give to the dishwasher, but everyone in the kitchen has to be responsible for keeping appliances clean. Dirt and grease accumulate really quickly and can seriously damage an appliance if it’s not cleaned properly on a regular basis. Check the user’s manual on all of your appliances to learn what the manufacturer recommends regarding cleaning techniques and how often the appliance should be cleaned.
- Poor maintenance habits: Kitchen appliances take a beating day in and day out. Even though you and your staff treat all of the appliances with respect, high heat in the kitchen seems to make everything break down faster. In addition to cleaning, each appliance has general maintenance needs. Consult the user’s manual to find out what needs to be done to care for the appliance on a regular basis. In addition, make sure you call a specialist to perform preventative maintenance on your appliances a few times a year. A simple phone call to a maintenance man can add years to your appliances’ lifespan.
- Improper use: Commercial kitchen appliances aren’t toys, and they’re certainly not safe for just anyone to be around. It’s important that everyone in your kitchen knows how to properly use an expensive appliance. Improper use can severely damage an appliance, as well as cause serious injury to anyone in the immediate area.
- Simple old age: Regardless of how well you clean your appliances each night, or how many times you call someone for maintenance, they aren’t going to last forever. After a while, they can start to fall apart and no number of repairs can bring them back to their original glory. Sometimes it’s best to throw in the towel and just buy a new machine. Luckily, Commercial Equipment Service sells a wide variety of appliances to meet any budget!
If a key piece of equipment in your kitchen breaks down, be sure to give Commercial Equipment Service a call for commercial appliance repair in Delaware. Our technicians are standing by to assist in any situation, any time of day!