Signs It May Be Time To Service Your Commercial Kitchen Equipment


If you own a restaurant, it's apparent that the kitchen is the workhorse of your entire business. Making sure that your kitchen appliances and other pieces of equipment can properly keep up with customer demand is extremely important. Having commercial kitchen equipment serviced frequently can help prevent a breakdown during peak busy times. But in between those times, here are some things to be on the lookout for.

Fluctuating Utility Bills

Before you notice a problem with any individual appliances or equipment, you may see a red flag on your utility bills. If your electric bill has gone up more than 25 percent for no known reason, take a closer look at the kitchen appliances in your restaurant. One appliance that draws a large amount of current is the freezer. Depending on the size, the freezer requires a lot of energy in order to work sufficiently. If there is a problem with the compressor relay or evaporator fan, it can cause the unit to work overtime, leading to increased electrical bills. Calling in an appliance professional to examine the components of your appliances will help get to the root of the problem.

Refrigeration Issues

The refrigerator in your kitchen demands a lot of power in order to keep a variety of foods at precise temperatures. There are many complex components to a commercial refrigerator, so routine inspections, at least every 3 to 6 months, can help keep it in tip-top shape. Not only is it important to have the food refrigerated properly to prevent illness, most state health inspectors target refrigerators for testing and evaluation. A warm refrigerator is a breeding ground for bacteria and the state can shut your restaurant down if you are penalized during a health inspection. If you notice that it is not working properly despite the fact the thermostat has been adjusted properly, you may want to have it looked at immediately.

Deep Fry Catastrophe

Crisp french fries and tender deep fried seafood is perfected with a deep fryer machine. You may take for granted how this appliance heats up and safely cooks raw food to crispy perfection. If it happens to go down during the lunch time rush hour, you'll have to turn away customers to avoid serving soggy, undercooked meals. A commercial kitchen appliance repair specialist can help determine if the issue is electrical or mechanical and make the correct repairs to your Frymaster machine. If you fix your own appliances, having a Frymaster parts supplier on speed dial to deliver parts to you overnight, is the best way to keep your business running and your customers happy.

Oven Is Not Operating Properly

In many cases, your ovens are working almost around the clock to prepare meat, bread and other foods in advance of your restaurant opening. If your oven is not heating properly, or not at all, it could be an indication of a faulty burner or ignition system.  Whether it's a broiler, induction stove, range top or grill, making sure that you have access to quality Baker's Pride or Garland Stove parts and supplies will help get your ovens up and running as quickly as possible.

When getting ready to replace outdated parts, always use high quality parts suppliers like K & D Factory Service Inc when you place your order. This will reduce the chances of complete appliance failure during some of your busiest business hours. 


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Quick and Easy Sweet Treats

My favorite part of every meal is dessert. Whenever I have time, I enjoy baking chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, brownies, and an assortment of 3 layer cakes. Unfortunately, family and job responsibilities prevent me from baking sweet treats as much as I would like to do so. Thankfully, I now have a piece of kitchen equipment that makes the task of preparing tasty desserts much easier. My sister-in-law gave me a mini cake maker for Christmas last year. This ingenious item allows me to bake several small cakes in less than 10 minutes. Now, my family can enjoy a different homemade dessert every night of the week. On this blog, you will discover the benefits of investing in a mini cake maker.