No catering business is complete without the appropriate commercial refrigeration equipment. Commercial refrigeration is a requirement in order for a catering company to be complete. This article will give you some advice on how to maintain your commercial refrigeration appliances in order to maximize life span, and avoid costly maintenance call outs.
Once youíve parted with a few thousand Euros on commercial refrigeration equipment, you want to ensure you do not fall into sluggish habits and not keep on top of it. This won't only diminish the longevity of your commercial refrigeration, it will also reduce the caliber of the food you store inside them.
You should frequently do a a once over on your commercial refrigeration units to be certain there are no problems or potential dilemmas, e.g. problems with the doors or frost starting to form. If you notice it soon enough, it can mean you prevent a really stressful period of time in your kitchen! Imagine if your commercial refrigeration breaks down properly when you have 100 people wanting to be served in your establishment, you are going to have one hell of a nightmare on your hands. So remember to maintain it by checking over things, and repairing any problems as necessary. A small component being worn down can, like anything, trigger bigger issues.
So donít forget to do the above frequently, and your commercial refrigeration equipment will stay in top shape. You know whatís coming next in order to take care of your commercial refrigeration? Cleaning! It is basic, but you probably can't stand it. However it is a good feeling when you finish and your commercial refrigeration appliances look shiny and new. You really have to be sure to clean the interior of the unit very well. Some soapy water will do the job. I would recommend you do this every other month to ensure that you stay on top of things. Also clean the exterior of each unit, get it glistening. All of the components also needs cleaning, such as the fan. I know this is something you would expect me to tell a infant, but you have to take the time to make sure you disable the commercial refrigeration units before you do this! This might sound simple, which it definitely is, but people always overlook it, and regret it! Keeping the fan clean will ensure it remains in full working order and will eliminate frost-formation. Keeping on top of cleaning is a definite way to avoid bigger complications with your equipment.
With any luck these few tips have given you an idea of what needs to be done to correctly maintain your commercial refrigeration appliances. Just as you wouldnít decide to buy a car and not clean it or have it serviced, donít buy commercial refrigeration and not clean and service it.