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Tips and Updates for Your Commercial Kitchen

Take care of your kitchen equipment, and it will take care of you!

In the bar and restaurant business, Murphy’s Law is always in full effect. There’s never a convenient time for equipment downtime to happen, but it’s frighteningly common how often that it happens with a full dining room. The good news is that most service issues are predictable, if not preventable. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive at all times, and to be a creative problem solver at the times when disaster strikes.

Don’s Supply has been providing premium restaurant food service equipment and supplies since 1969, and we take a lot of pride in partnering with our customers and growing together. We invite you to come visit our 13,000 square foot showroom, conveniently located at 9912 Interstate 30 in Little Rock, and browse our selection. We service most of the equipment that we sell, and are always happy to provide quality advice at no additional charge. Here are a few tips to help you keep your kitchen equipment in working order at all times:

Purchase quality equipment-The old saying that “you get what you pay for” is particularly true in the kitchen. You might get a little sticker shock when you’re outfitting a new kitchen, but it’s worth it. Trying to get by with subpar equipment is often false economy, and you’re much better off investing in equipment that’s built to last.

Keep your equipment clean-You should have a cleaning schedule for every shift, every day, and every week. You also need to have a deep cleaning cycle for all of your equipment. Disassemble everything that you can, and don’t stop cleaning until it looks factory new!

Use all equipment for its intended purpose-Always be sure to use the right tool for the job in the kitchen. A lot of service issues are caused by equipment that’s not used according to the factory recommendations. In addition to leading to the inconvenience of downtime, it can also void your warranty!

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, contact us online, or at (501) 568-1872.

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