Tweet Casters make life in your restaurant’s kitchen a whole lot easier. They allow you to roll heavy equipment around for cleaning. They make your mop buckets mobile and power hand carts and loaded shelving in your walk-in and storage areas. They even let you roll the trash out quickly. The lowly caster serves many [...]
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Tweet In my last post I talked about a few select parts that you could keep on hand to repair your gas restaurant equipment. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about a few tools that could make a big difference in keeping your restaurant equipment up and running. The costs of these [...]
Tweet If I had one wish to be granted to make my job easier, it would be that the people I work with could somehow know what I know about restaurant equipment. As much as 50% of equipment breakdowns (possibly more) are due to equipment being misused by staff. Commercial restaurant equipment is “HEAVY DUTY,” so it’s [...]
Tweet In Kevin Loving’s last post he talked about how keeping a basic tool kit handy in your restaurant will make your life as an operator or manager alot easier. It’s almost certain you will use at least one of these tools everyday on the job. I spent over 5 years on the phones selling [...]
Tweet There are two types of temperature controls used in commercial refrigeration: 1. Thermostatic: either an Air Sensing type or Evaporator Coil Sensing type 2. Low pressure control Let’s start with thermostatic type controls. An air-sensing thermostat does just that: it senses air temperature. The control sensor tube is usually mounted in the evaporator housing. The evaporator [...]
Tweet If you’re not getting gas to the burner on gas equipment, you can check several things in a process of elimination to determine what the problem is. First things first: check the gas regulator. Gas regulators are directional, which means gas will not flow if they are installed backwards. Check the arrow on the regulator [...]
Tweet All the thermostats have a capillary tube with a bulb attached to the end of it. This is the part that senses the temperature in the oven. The bulb is attached to clips inside the oven. If the bulb is not put back in the same place, i.e. it’s just stuck in the oven [...]
Tweet This is usually a thermostat problem. When you set the thermostat at a set temperature and it does not reach that point it may be one of two problems: 1. The thermostat may be defective. 2. The thermostat may be out of calibration. To check the calibration get a thermometer that you know is accurate. Put [...]
Tweet 80% of the time the thermocouple causes this problem. When lighting the pilot, if the thermocouple is not directly in the flame it doesn’t get hot enough to allow it to open the safety valve. If it is directly in the flame and it won’t stay lit then the thermocouple is probably defective and needs to [...]
Tweet Top burner gas valves are fairly easy to replace. With the top plate (bull nose) removed you can access them easily (part of the frame runs across the top of them). If you are replacing all or just one, the burners must be removed if they have a slip type orifice. If there is [...]
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