Tips for Maintaining Restaurant Equipment

restaurant equipment service in MissouriAmerican Services restaurant equipment repair service in Cahokia knows that commercial restaurant equipment is expensive, and if not properly maintained can break down an affect your business. Developing a proper maintenance schedule, that is broken down to daily, weekly, and monthly preventative maintenance checks and services.

Proper restaurant maintenance will save you unwanted expenditures in utilities and replacement costs, not to mention expensive repair bills. Creating a maintenance calendar will help you track when services become due such as cleaning, changing filters, or lubrication requirements on mechanical equipment. Equipment that must be calibrated on a weekly or monthly basis should be included on your preventative maintenance checklist. Employees should be familiar with this maintenance matrix and it should be displayed prominently in your kitchen.

Ideally assigning each employee a maintenance task helps develop responsibility and ensures that all of the maintenance is getting done in a timely manner.

General restaurant equipment preventative maintenance tips include;

  • Refrigeration equipment-refrigerator coils generally get dirty because of trapped heat which makes your refrigerator work harder and uses more energy to operate. Be sure to schedule regularly weekly cleaning to prevent big problems down the line.
    Keep the exterior and interior of your refrigeration units wiped down free of grease and dirt.
  • Commercial broilers, stoves and ovens-schedule weekly or monthly the cleaning of grease pans and be sure to remove grids and traps cleaning them before replacement.
    Wipe down all stainless steel finish and remember to remove spilt food from burner parts.
  • Beverage dispenser maintenance-daily maintenance should be performed on levers, nozzles, outside casements and anything that the public can see.
  • Establishing Maintenance schedule-perform daily, weekly, and monthly preventative maintenance schedules that include cleaning as well as checking the functions of your dispenser to ensure proper operation of equipment, and also to reduce replacement/repair and utility costs.