Even in the most well-maintained kitchens, equipment failure can occur. The important thing to remember is if any of your equipment needs repairs, take care of them as soon as possible. Putting off kitchen equipment repairs could result in more expensive repairs over time—or worse.
Commercial equipment failure is a real possibility with older or improperly-maintained kitchen appliances. Avoid this by learning about the most common reasons for kitchen equipment failure.
Bad cleaning routines
For kitchen equipment to work properly, they require routine cleaning. This applies to ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and all other appliances. It’s especially important to have a professional clean the vent hood and duct once every six months or so. Proper cleaning will also prevent grease buildup and prevent the possibility of contaminants sneaking into customers’ food. Avoid health code violations and expensive repairs by setting up a good cleaning routine.
Neglecting routine maintenance
One of the most common reasons for commercial kitchen equipment failure is the lack of regular maintenance. While cleaning is important, there are forms of maintenance employees should perform on all kitchen equipment, including regular inspections.
Be sure to also contact a kitchen equipment repair service as soon as you notice an issue. As mentioned above, even the smallest kitchen equipment problems can turn into large ones over time. Taking care of small repairs can help prevent the need for expensive future repairs or replacements.
One of the other main reasons for kitchen equipment failure is older equipment. While it might be hard to part with kitchen equipment that’s been with you for years, it’s best to replace appliances on their last legs. Older equipment can end up costing a lot of money over time, especially if it’s in constant need of repairs. Modern kitchen equipment can help increase the efficiency of your kitchen, thus saving money over time.
Just be sure to do research on any kitchen equipment you’re considering. It’s also good to have a professional help you choose the right kitchen equipment.
Bad ventilation and airflow
Proper ventilation and airflow are both extremely important in a kitchen setting. As we briefly touched on above, bad ventilation and airflow are often the results of grease buildup in vent hoods, which is why it’s important to routinely clean them. That said, extreme grease buildup often requires the work of a professional cleaning service.
Avoiding parts replacements
It’s easy to put off replacing a part in your kitchen equipment, especially if the equipment’s still working; however, you should replace broken parts as soon as possible. Broken parts can easily render some kitchen equipment useless over time. Replacing broken or damaged parts could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Work with a good kitchen equipment service provider
There are some forms of kitchen maintenance your employees can perform, but it’s important to work with a professional when it comes to repairs.
If you’re in need of kitchen equipment repairs or maintenance, contact the experts at Commercial Equipment Service Inc. We also offer plenty of top-quality kitchen equipment at fair prices, including heating and cooling equipment, refrigeration equipment, cooking appliances and more.