It is only natural for business owners to want to save money as much as possible. The main consideration that must be addressed is whether short term savings will end up costing you more in the long term. Buying used restaurant equipment will save money initially, but restaurant owners should make sure that they are thinking ahead before deciding to do so.
The peace of mind that comes with buying new equipment is certainly an advantage over buying used. New products and machines are usually guaranteed to work. Minimizing risk, in this way, is often worth the added expense. New equipment typically means getting a warranty that lasts for several years, covering parts and labor expenses. Even though there is no guarantee that new equipment will continue to work properly after the warranty expires, usually you will be getting equipment with a longer product life span. Furthermore, buyers would be able to ensure that the equipment was properly maintained right from the start.
New equipment sometimes comes with energy saving technology that isn’t available on used components. Even if this isn’t the case, equipment tends to lose energy efficiency capability with usage. It is a pretty situation rare when you are fully confident that the mechanical devices in question were well taken care of by previous owners and operators
For those who decide to purchase used equipment, there are several tips to keep in mind. Sticking with top-of-the-line brands takes some of the risk out of the scenario. Also, go with gas. Gas cooking equipment has few working parts that could malfunction and operational defects are typically easier to detect. Lastly, buying used fryer equipment may be a mistake, since they have historically shorter usable lives. American Services can help locate, install and potentially maintain commercial restaurant equipment In Collinsville.