When you are new to owning a restaurant, you might not see much of a difference between blenders you can buy at the big-box store down the street and commercial kitchen equipment you can order from professional restaurant shops. However, over time, it’s easy to see why most food service pros opt for appliances and tools designed to handle heavy use.
Here are three reasons to invest in commercial kitchen equipment and professional maintenance.
Control Food Quality
One of the biggest reasons restaurateurs invest in commercial equipment is that it is designed to offer high-end results. For example, professional-grade meat slicers allow your employees to cut meat finely, blast chillers cool parfaits to the perfect temperature, and food processors whip up fresh, delicious salsa in no time. Professional equipment maintenance is also imperative—especially when it comes to protecting your patrons. If you decide to repair your refrigerator on your own and don’t calibrate it correctly, fluctuating temperatures could allow foodborne illness to thrive in your kitchen and compromise your financial future.
Save Time & Money
Commercial kitchen equipment is also designed to last longer and save your employees time. Mixing bowls, hoppers, and processor chambers are made to handle more food at a time, allowing employees to speed through meal preparation. In addition to making the job easier, equipment that gives employees the chance to get things done faster will help you save on labor costs.
When equipment doesn’t operate properly, it can increase your employees’ risk of injury. Another important reason to invest in commercial kitchen equipment is to keep your workforce intact and on-task, protecting you from liability lawsuits, workers’ compensation lawsuits, and a non-functional kitchen.
Do you need to upgrade your kitchen with better equipment? AMSCO in Honolulu, HI, offers everything from top-quality food service equipment to custom workspace design and refrigeration solutions for businesses large and small. For more information about their products and services, send them a message online or call (808) 423-9631.