Common Commercial Kitchen Equipment That Needs Repair

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
commercial kitchen equipment

Commercial kitchens require the best equipment to stay up and running, especially during busy hours. Food must be prepared safely and efficiently, and it must also taste amazing. In order to meet these goals, your kitchen equipment should be in the best shape possible. Here are some of the most common pieces of equipment that will need repairs.

The convection oven

Baking, roasting, broiling, warming; convection ovens can do it all! Chances are, your commercial kitchen relies on this equipment at all hours of the day. This is why it is one of the most repaired pieces in the industry. To help make sure your oven lasts as long as possible, make sure your staff cleans it every day. They should also perform regular check-ups, seal the door correctly, and be sure to let you know when it starts acting up. Taking these steps can help you save money as well as time.

The icemaker

Ice machines in commercial kitchens are almost always running. This means that they will need repairs sooner than other pieces of equipment. The importance of maintaining the icemaker cannot be overstated. If it doesn’t do its job properly, it could be a health hazard. Make sure that your staff knows how to keep it clean and hire a professional for regular maintenance.

The dishwasher

This powerful machine handles a lot every day, including constant, harsh use and grease. It isn’t uncommon to have to repair or replace parts after a short period of time. Here are some tips that can help your staff take care of this vital piece of commercial kitchen equipment.

  • Scrape food off before washing the dishes
  • Inspect components regularly
  • Follow all manual handling instructions
  • Clean the filter often, about every 20 uses
  • Replace the tank water at least twice a day
  • Clean the inside of the machine daily

The freezer and refrigerator

Both walk-in and reach-in refrigerators and freezers are vital for running a commercial kitchen of any size. These are two machines you MUST keep in perfect shape, for the health of your guests and the condition of your food products. Because they are constantly running, they are likely to face issues faster than some of your other equipment. Make sure your staff is cleaning the freezer and refrigerator regularly, as well as monitoring their temperatures often.

The griddle

These are typically used in fast food or short-order restaurants. They are also commonly used in establishments that make breakfast foods and hamburgers. Because griddles can be used throughout the day, they will need repairs often. Maintenance includes regular surface cleaning (while the griddle is hot) and weekly cleanings once the equipment is cool.

Looking for local kitchen equipment maintenance and repair?

These are just a few of the most common machines in commercial kitchens. The experts at Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical can repair, maintain, and install whatever equipment you need including fryers, grills, steamers, and microwave ovens. If you would like to learn more about our Services or schedule a technician visit, give us a call at (806) 376-8345.