Tweet Any restaurateur who has dealt with equipment parts has heard of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and generic parts. If you haven’t, here’s a quick rundown: OEM parts are produced by the manufacturer of the piece of equipment or a subcontractor commissioned to make parts for the original manufacturer. OEM parts are distributed by the [...]
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Tweet This article will deal with common maintenance issues regarding commercial gas kitchen equipment. I will address issues with electric equipment in a future article. It has been my experience that most commercial restaurant equipment is operated with natural gas. In general I believe gas equipment to be better than electric with regard to maintenance [...]
Tweet More than likely, your restaurant has several sinks that serve many purposes in the back of the house, in server stations, and behind the bar. Having the right kind of sinks in the right places is important not only to accomplish many various tasks, from glass and hand washing to stock pot and flatware [...]
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 [...]
Tweet Replacing the commercial faucet on sinks in your restaurant doesn’t have to be a difficult job. Following a couple simple steps will help you replace old or worn faucets in your kitchen very easily. For starters, there are two types of faucets: 1. Deck Mount – These faucets attach directly to the top (or deck) [...]
Tweet The most used and abused piece of kitchen equipment is the range. Luckily it’s probably also the easiest to repair. There are five range components that need to be replaced the most frequently: If you are having problems with the oven portion of your range, check out these tips on repairing the oven. There [...]
Tweet Oven problems are fairly simple to diagnose. The most common complaints are: Problem number one is probably the most common. Usually it’s the thermocouple that causes this problem. When lighting the pilot, if the thermocouple is not directly in the flame it can not get hot enough to allow it to open the safety [...]
Tweet There are five types of elements in electric food service equipment: 1. Calrod (metal) type 2. Glass tube (quartz) type 3. Ceramic type 4. Wire type 5. Solid type These five elements are either submersible, dry, or both. No matter what type of element you’re trying to replace, the most important piece of information you need is the element’s [...]
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 There are many different types of safety valves. The most common safety valve types are: 1. The FMDA safety valve is the only type with the thermocouple permanently attached to it. This means the thermocouple cannot be replaced; the entire safety valve must be replaced if the thermocouple fails. The easiest way to identify an [...]
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