Buying and installing food service equipment

Introduction: Different types of hotels and catering requirements

Food service equipment, such as dishwashers, stoves, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, and coffee machines are important for hotels. This equipment is essential to provide quality food for guests. For example, a dishwasher is necessary to keep dishes clean and fresh. A stove or oven can be used to cook up meats. A refrigerator helps to store meat and vegetables so they don’t go bad quickly.

Types of equipment: List of commonly used equipment in a hotel’s kitchen .
  • Mixers
  • Food Cutter
  • Slicer
  • Vertical Cutter/Mixer and Food Processor
  • Cold Food Storage kitchen Equipment
  • Metals and Conductivity
  • Pots and Pans and Their Uses
  • Dishwashers
  • Ovens
  • refrigerators
Types of materials: sink material, oven material, countertop material and flooring.

The type of kitchen you have will determine the kind of material that is used for your new kitchen cabinets. The most common types are granite, marble, ceramic tile, stainless steel, laminate wood, vinyl plank, cork board, concrete, etc. You may also choose from other options such as glass, metal, plastic, composite, fiber-glass, bamboo, recycled plastics, etc.

Installing: Points to note while installing food service equipments.

a) The equipment should be installed in such a way that it is easy for the operator to clean and maintain.

b) It must not interfere with any electrical or plumbing installation.

c) A good quality sealant can make all the difference between an effective and ineffective product.

d) All parts of the unit should be properly grounded.

e) Make sure there is adequate ventilation around the cooking area.

f) Ensure proper drainage if you are using water based products.

g) Check your local building codes before purchasing any new kitchen appliances.

h) If possible, install the appliance on concrete slab rather than wood flooring.

i) Always check manufacturer’s instructions carefully prior to use.

Maintenance: How to keep the equipment in good condition.

You’ve ordered it, set it up, and figured out how to use it. Now you must keep that piece of equipment in excellent working order, or your investment will not pay off in the long run. Because most restaurants have so much equipment from so many different manufacturers, it’s easy to overlook maintenance requirements.

Almost every seasoned food service operator can cite instances in which a well-paid technician was called out for nothing. The “big problem” was a circuit breaker that was tripped and not reset; a pilot light that had blown out; an appliance that didn’t work because it got too wet or too dirty; or an appliance that wasn’t plugged in. How frustrating—and how expensive.

The most important thing is that you should not use it for a long time, and if possible do not leave it unattended. If your room has air conditioning or heating system, then make sure that they are working properly. Check all electrical appliances before leaving them on charge overnight.

How to buy the right equipment for your kitchen

How often will I use this piece of equipment is an important question . If you don’t know how frequently you’ll need something, then maybe you shouldn’t purchase it at all. You might be better served with a less expensive option. However, there are some things which can only be used once in a lifetime. For example, when buying Convection Ovens, you want to get one that won’t break easily. The same goes for other equipment’s which are used in the kitchen.

Conclusion/summary: Hotels across the globe must be able to keep up with rising food and beverage standards by providing the best service, food, and beverage items. It’s important for hotel operators to purchase and install high-quality equipment that can produce a consistent product. The cost of installing food service equipment varies depending on the type of establishment, but it is clear that this investment has a high return.