Tweet Question I have a vintage Detroit Star range from the 30′s or 40′s. It has a Robertshaw thermostat control for the oven, but I think that the therm or tube is defective. Any ideas on someone that can check it out? I live in Duluth, MN. Thanks, Richard Answer Hey Richard, The BJWA type [...]
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Tweet Question When I put in a small batch of food in the fryer, the fire is perfectly normal; however, when I fry a large batch, the fire becomes so small that the fryer can’t even heat the food. Do you think the problem is that the thermostat is bad? How much would you say [...]
Tweet Keeping your commercial kitchen humming along is not always an easy proposition. You use this equipment every day, and sooner or later something is going to give out on you. If the next step you’re used to taking is picking up the phone to call your service tech, this post is for you. That’s [...]
Tweet The rubber door gasket on the inside edge of the doors of all your refrigeration equipment is very important. It prevents cold air from escaping, which means the unit will stay colder longer and use less energy. Old refrigeration door gaskets wear out and lose their seal. Even worse, older gaskets can pose a food safety risk [...]
Tweet When your fryer goes down you probably want to get it up and running again fast. Fortunately, commercial fryers are generally easy to fix, and parts are also pretty easy to come by. There are four fryer parts that most commonly cause a fryer to fail: 1. Hi-Limit 2. Thermopile 3. Combination Safety Gas [...]
Tweet Converting any piece of gas equipment from natural gas to propane or from propane to natural gas is fairly simple and can be accomplished in 5 easy steps. Parts needed to convert the equipment: ALWAYS REMEMBER TO TURN OFF ALL GAS TO THE UNIT!! 1. Replacing burner orifices. First, the most important thing you [...]
Tweet There are many different brands of faucets on the market. Some of the most common faucet brands are: Some faucets are easily identified and sometimes it is more difficult. The best way to identify the faucet you have is by the manufacturer’s name found on the front of the base. The base is the [...]
Tweet There are many different styles of hinges and latches. Both the hinges and latches have a number on the back. In addition, they may say “flush” or have the offset size, e.g. 1 1/8, 1 ½, etc. It is important to have that number on the back to ensure you get the proper replacement. [...]
Tweet Refrigerators are the backbone of your kitchen. They are usually durable and long-lasting, but when they go down, you have to have them fixed right away. Some tips on replacing the fan motor in your commercial refrigeration unit: There are two types of motors for refrigeration. 1. Condenser fan motor. 2. Evaporator fan motor. First, [...]
Tweet If your gas range or oven is down, chances are you’re looking for a way to fix it fast. Luckily, troubleshooting most problems with commercial gas equipment is fairly easy as long as you know how to replace a few key parts. To learn more, simply click the link below that corresponds to the [...]
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