Preventative Maintenance Tips For Your Commercial Kitchen

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
commercial kitchen equipment

Preventative maintenance can help you prolong the life of commercial cooking equipment as well as prevent breakdowns. All manufacturers suggest regular maintenance to prevent issues and catch problems early. Here are some tips to help you maintain your kitchen equipment.

What pieces of equipment need maintenance most often?

There are some pieces of commercial kitchen equipment that you will use more often than others. This means they will need more maintenance. They include ovens, ranges, fryers, dishwashers, ice machines, refrigerators, and freezers.

What areas of maintenance are most important?

You will need to pay close attention to a few areas of regular maintenance to prevent disasters. These are the electric burners, all wiring, gaskets, thermostats, filters, fans, water lines, and drain lines. It is best to work with a professional maintenance company. They will know exactly what to look for and be able to catch small issues before they turn into large problems.

What happens if maintenance isn’t done?

You may be wondering what happens when commercial cooking equipment is not maintained. First, the safety of your staff and customers will be compromised. Next, your finances will be negatively affected by having to spend more on emergency equipment repair. Finally, your professional reputation will be harmed if someone gets sick because you did not maintain your commercial kitchen equipment.

Tips for maintaining your commercial kitchen equipment

Now that you know the importance of maintenance, here are some tips that can help you keep with this task.

  1. Managing a restaurant or other commercial kitchen keeps you busy. But, you will need to make time to take care of maintenance. Setting up a schedule with your maintenance technician can help.
  2. Clean everything in your kitchen. Commercial kitchen equipment should be cleaned according to manufacturer specifications and local regulations. This can help keep your equipment in good shape and keep your customers safe.
  3. Follow all manufacturer instructions. This is important to do when cleaning and maintaining your equipment.
  4. Train all staff. Each employee should know how to clean the equipment they work with. They should also be familiar with any maintenance they must do.

Work with a trusted maintenance company

One of the best ways to make sure your cooking equipment is in good shape is to hire a company that specializes in repair, maintenance, and installation. Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical in Amarillo, Texas has over 65 years of experience and the tools needed to maintain your commercial kitchen equipment.

Give us a call at (806) 376-8345 or Send Us an Email to learn more about our Services. We provide services throughout the Texas Panhandle and Tri-State area.