Here are Some Tips on Keeping Your Equipment in Tip Top Shape
We’re all familiar with Murphy’s Law, and know that kitchen equipment breakdowns tend to be perfectly timed for the busiest night of the week, when your dining room is full! But the truth is that there’s no convenient time for your kitchen appliances to malfunction.
The good news is that many problems are preventable (or at least predictable) if you develop systems and stick to them. If you ever have any questions about developing a maintenance schedule, give us a call at any time, and we’ll set you up for success! Here are a few easy things that you can do right away to maximize the uptime for all of your kitchen equipment:
There’s no such thing as too clean!
Accumulated food residue and grease can be particularly stubborn to remove, but you owe it to your customers to keep your equipment immaculately clean! Take apart anything that comes apart, and don’t stop cleaning until your appliances look like they were just delivered! Be sure also to clean behind and between equipment, and clean all drains, traps, and vents. Develop a cleaning schedule for every shift, as well as a regular deep cleaning schedule.
Use the right tools for the job
If you’re just getting started, It may be tempting to squeak by with bargain equipment because you can’t afford the top of the line appliances yet. This is false economy, particularly if you have to replace something frequently. There’s no escaping the fact that you typically get what you pay for, but the good news is that at Don’s Supply, quality equipment is more affordable than you think!
Develop a routine maintenance schedule
Most of your equipment has service recommendations listed in their user’s manual, or on the manufacturer’s website. Additionally a daily visual inspection and a weekly physical inspection can help you deal with anticipated problems proactively. A word of caution: unauthorized repairs can void your equipments’ warranties, so be sure to check before you attempt any major repairs on your own!
The equipment in your kitchen is almost as important as the people who use it, and if you take care of your equipment, it will take care of you! If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a service appointment, click here, or give us a call at (501) 568-1872.