American Services restaurant equipment repair and maintenance in St. Louis knows that some of the smaller pieces of restaurant equipment can prove to increase your productivity the most. In many restaurants that serve breakfast, a commercial toaster is essential for ensuring your customers have a good start to their day by getting the food served just the way they like it. Commercial toasters come in all shapes, sizes, and applications.
The most common commercial toaster seen in a restaurant is the conveyor type. This type feeds bread through a heating element in a continuous loop. Manufacturers rate these toasters by slices per hour. When selecting a conveyor type toaster, think about your operation and how many slices you serve at any given time. It is not uncommon for operations to utilize machines that will handle 800 slices per hour. The other idea to consider is that you may not require 800 slices per hour but your order turn-around time may be essential. A toaster that will handle 800 slices per hour, in general, will toast twice as fast as a unit that only handles 400 slices per hour. The unit cost savings between the two could be $400, however you must consider the time it takes to toast the bread compared to the efficiency of your servers, and the patience of your customers.
Most commercial toasters will run on 240 volts but they have also been known to run on standard 120 volts. A good quality machine will easily weigh 50 to 100 pounds and require a footprint of 16 inches by 20 inches. Ensure your location can handle both the electrical and space requirements before buying.
To schedule an estimate on your restaurant equipment repair or maintenance, contact us today at American Services.