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Proper Kitchen Equipment Care And Maintenance

The kitchen is the heart of every restaurant, and it is important to have high quality and well-functioning kitchen equipment to support its success. Regular maintenance is a simple but effective way to make the equipment last longer and perform better. Without this practice, it can reduce equipment utility, lead to waste, and eventually result in high costs and losses in the long run.

To keep your kitchen equipment in tip-top shape, here is a guide on proper kitchen equipment repair and maintenance.

Refrigerated Equipment Maintenance

- All commercial kitchens have a mix of chillers and freezers for the storage of raw ingredients, prepped food, or finished goods.

- In order to minimize downtime, it is critical for restaurants to perform condenser cleaning and service maintenance regularly.

- The recommended frequency is 3 to 6 months. - Without necessary maintenance, refrigerated equipment will definitely experience irregular temperature spikes and eventually breakdowns.

Oven Maintenance

- A common issue with combi ovens is the lack of proper daily cleaning. As grease accumulates within the oven chamber especially after heavy roasting of food containing oil, oven chambers can catch fire and pose a safety hazard to kitchen operators.

- Apart from daily cleaning with manufacturer’s approved chemicals, it is important to factor in extra downtime for ovens to be fully checked and chemically cleaned by professionals as grease can reach areas behind the chamber through the fan vents.

- Grease or leaks in solenoid valves can cause damage to the ovens’ electronic boards which are expensive to replace. Preventing them in advance can reduce overall repair costs in the long run.

Deep Fryer Inspection

The deep fryer is an essential part of any restaurant and is also the biggest fire hazard in any commercial kitchen. An entire mall had to be evacuated after a deep fryer caught fire last year, and the safety of the stall involved was called into question.

To avoid such incidents from happening, it is important for the fryer to be maintained and cleaned daily according to the manufacturer’s manual. Filter and change the oil regularly and wipe off any food particles from the exterior to prevent oil from drizzling onto the floor.

Take note that your deep fryer should be inspected by a professional commercial kitchen equipment supplier or contractor every year. You should also check daily that all fittings are tight, with no leaks in the fry pot.

Staff Training

It is important for the staff to be properly trained in equipment etiquette. Besides knowing how to operate the repair kitchen equipment, your staff also needs to know how to clean them at the end of each working day.

Create a piece of kitchen equipment cleaning procedure and schedule for your staff to follow. Before each deep cleaning session, you should plan a schedule in advance based on the maintenance needs of the kitchen equipment.

Conclusion

Though kitchen equipment maintenance may seem to be a daunting task, the effort spent in its regular maintenance is worth it in the long-term. With constant cleaning and regular preventive maintenance services, not only can you maintain a healthy and hygienic environment, but you also can improve kitchen operation speed and efficiency. Overall, this will be more cost-effective for your business in the long-term.

Begin maintaining your kitchen equipment today and you will be pleased with the positive effects it brings to you and your staff!

Commercial Kitchen Refrigerating Equipment

Chillers and freezers are one of the most basic food service kitchen equipment required for all F&B businesses. They are important simply because they store everything you need for your food preparation, from raw ingredients to work-in-progress to cooked food.

This is the reason why a significant number of businesses in the F&B as well as the hospitality industry make it a point to invest in the right kitchen equipment from a reputable commercial kitchen equipment supplier. This is where Bakers and Chefs come in.

Aside from offering world-class kitchen equipment, we also offer a leasing programme with zero percent upfront costs with a lifetime warranty that includes free kitchen equipment repairs and maintenance.

On top of the said advantages, we also practice quick approval (1 day). As soon as we receive your payment and complete documents, we arrange delivery and take care of your kitchen equipment installation afterwards. Plus, our knowledgeable personnel can help you obtain the right kitchen equipment that can complement your operational needs in the most effective and efficient way possible.

As with all restaurant equipment, there are factors you need to consider when purchasing your commercial refrigerating equipment. Here is a non-exhaustive list of features you should compare when making your selection:

  1. Capacity
  2. Blower system/piping system?
  3. Automatic/manual defrosting?
  4. Drainage outlet required/not required?
  5. Price (when comparing price, compare the $ per litre to find the best value)
  6. Sizing dimensions
  7. Efficiency (how fast can temperature decrease?)
  8. Ventilation (how even is the cooling within the cabinet?)
  9. Warranty
  10. After-sales service

Being an established kitchen equipment supplier, you can rest assured that we are going to get back to you in a timely manner. To ensure that you will get your money’s worth and obtain kitchen equipment that can tap the success potential of your business.

Introducing our premium, made-in-Italy SAGI commercial chillers and freezers at UNBELIEVABLE PRICES!

Call us at 67490010 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

Vacuum Packaging Machine

The much anticipated Vacuum Packaging Machine from SIRMAN, Italy, has arrived!

Featuring top-end German brand Bush pump, the vacuum packaging equipment is a must-have for commercial kitchens doing Sous vide cooking.

The compact yet efficient vacuum packaging machine is available in 3 sizes.

 

New Shipment of Refrigerating Equipment from Italy!

We are excited to share that our new shipment of refrigerating equipment from SAGI, Italy has arrived!

Featuring excellent anti-fingerprint steel, 55-75mm insulation and beautiful LED lightings (for upright refrigerating display only), these are great for your commercial kitchens.

Visit our showroom now for a peek of the beautiful LUXOR, SAGI upright cake/chocolate/ice cream displays!

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