Typically, commercial kitchen equipment is made to hold up against high-volume use. However, all equipment in the commercial world must be cared for and maintained in order for it to continue to function properly. At Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc., we understand that your commercial kitchen equipment is an investment that you want to protect, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of it while saving time and money in the long run.
1. Educate YourselfA good place to start learning about your equipment is with your owner’s manual. Most pieces of equipment will come with care and handling requirements specific to the unit, and can help you learn how to operate and maintain it.
2. Clean and SanitizeOne of the best forms of preventative care for your equipment is keeping it clean and sanitized. This will help prevent food particles, grime, rust, and debris from building up, which can cause equipment failure. The wear and tear from dirty kitchen equipment happens slowly over time. However, if you make sure to clean and sanitize equipment regularly, you can reduce the risk and prolong the life of the equipment. If you are unsure of how to clean and disinfect your appliances, it is best to review the owner’s manual or contact a professional.
3. Schedule Regular MaintenanceTo minimize unexpected interruptions for your business, schedule regular maintenance on all your cooking or refrigeration equipment. This will help ensure your kitchen is not only running safely, but at peak performance. Remember, in food service, lost time equals lost revenue.
At QPH, our certified technicians are expertly trained in all areas of commercial kitchen equipment and food preparation. We have installed, repaired, and maintained small to large commercial kitchens for a variety of industries. Contact our team today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online. We serve Indianapolis and all of central Indiana.