Even with the best cooks in the industry, a commercial kitchen is nothing without high-quality equipment. After all, cooks need proper equipment to whip up five-star dishes. But you can’t just install quality ranges, exhaust systems, ovens and fryers and then forget about them—you also need to schedule routine maintenance. Continue reading to learn a few of the reasons to maintain equipment.
Avoid equipment failure
The top reason to hire a technician for professional maintenance is to safeguard against equipment failure. Breakdowns don’t just lead to a kitchen shutdown—they also can cost a pretty penny to repair. Along with frequent cleaning, scheduling a yearly inspection and tune-up is the best way to protect your gear from breaking down.
Reduce utility costs
We don’t have to tell you that running a restaurant is expensive. The best way to reduce your gas, electric and water bills is to schedule professional maintenance. Clean and adequately maintained appliances use far less energy or water to function, so you can save hundreds of dollars throughout the year.
Ensure consistent food quality
Your guests expect high-quality and consistent dishes each time they dine at your restaurant. One of the best reasons to maintain equipment is to deliver on what your patrons expect. Clean and maintained appliances are more likely to produce quality dishes every time. While maintenance isn’t free, it helps guarantee guests come back time and time again.
Prolong equipment lifespan
Along with preventing failure, having your appliances professionally maintained can extend your equipment’s lifespan. Getting more years out of your equipment helps save your restaurant a ton of money on replacement and eliminates the headache of shopping for new gear.
But when your equipment eventually does need to be replaced, be sure to buy it from Commercial Equipment Service Inc. We offer some of the area’s most competitive prices for all of the top brands.
Create a safer work environment
Working in a kitchen is dangerous enough as it is. Burns, cuts and other injuries are commonplace in many commercial kitchens. Failing to schedule kitchen equipment maintenance can make that gear even more scary and hazardous to be around.
Because maintenance ensures everything is working properly and the fire suppression systems are functional, the chance of injuries drops significantly when you call a professional.
Eliminate staff stress
Hiring a professional can reduce your kitchen staff’s stress for a few reasons. Because your team members won’t have to worry about the equipment breaking down, they won’t have that stressful thought in the back of their minds. Your crew also won’t have to worry about tuning up the gear themselves when you hire a pro, which can be a stressful and time-consuming chore.
Is it time to maintain your kitchen equipment?
We recommend scheduling kitchen equipment maintenance at least once a year. If it’s been a while since you’ve had professional maintenance, call our pros at Commercial Equipment Service Inc. With over 35 years of experience, you can rest easy knowing your equipment is in good hands with our team.