When you’re in the food business, it is crucial that you perform commercial kitchen maintenance to keep your appliances operating smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible. The last thing you want to have to do is dip into your profits to replace an appliance that expires long before its time.
When your appliances are experiencing issues however, we here at Ambient Edge can help. We’re available 24/7, so if you discover a problem upon arriving at the kitchen first thing in the morning, we can come to fix it before your customers even know what’s wrong. Call us at (888) 240-8283 for reasonable prices and dependable service.
Don’t Neglect Your Freezer
We all do it – even at home. We tend to neglect our freezers which can impact their efficiency and, at worst, cause them to break down entirely. Commercial freezers tend to be tucked away so as to not be in the middle of the hustle-and-bustle of the average workday, but their location tends to lead to neglect.
You should inspect your freezer(s) once a month, and this inspection should include cleaning it out and checking its temperature to ensure that it is cooling food as it should. You can also sign up for our preventative maintenance service so that you don’t have to worry about doing this yourself and only have to worry about focusing on your job.
Keep It Clean
Our experienced technicians can clean your vent hood and duct once every six months. This will prevent the build-up that forms from greasy steam, which can cause your equipment to break down. Some kitchens need this service more often, but once every six months is typically the norm. And, between appointments, instruct your staff to at least wipe down the outside of the hood to keep it looking clean for your clientele.
Clean Your Deep Fat Fryer
You don’t want to neglect your deep fat fryer. Doing so can lead to the equipment breaking down at best, and causing a fire at worst. Check the recommendations from the manufacturer on how you should keep your deep fat fryer clean. There are some parts of the deep fat fryer that neither you nor your staff should clean, however, as they may pose a potential hazard. For this kind of deep cleaning, you should call a professional.
Once you have used your deep fat fryer for five years, you should have a qualified contractor inspect it every twelve months to ensure it remains in good working order. At Ambient Edge, we understand how important it is to stay on top of your deep fat fryer. Our preventative maintenance contracts are typically for a service call once every six months, but we can also add you to our list of annual check-ups so that your deep fat fryer is not neglected.
If It’s Broken, Fix It!
Many businesses notice a broken or faulty part on one of their appliances, and they just live with it because they don’t want to bear the burden of the cost of a repair – or worse, a replacement. However, when you stay on top of your repairs, you can prevent that more costly replacement. Further, additional parts can break down over time from doing twice the work, thanks to that one part being out of commission.
Check Your Air Filters
Clean air filters are essential when it comes to cooling equipment like refrigerators and ice machines. As these filters become clogged with dust and grease, air cannot get through to the machine, which causes it to overheat and break. You should regularly clean your air filters with a Shop-Vac to remove any dust or dirt, as well as with an appropriate degreasing solution to prevent build-up. You may even notice a reduction in your electric bill, thanks to the more efficient usage of your energy.
Clean Your Cooking Area
When you run a kitchen, one of the most important things you can do is keep it clean. Not only is it disgusting to eat in a restaurant that is obviously dirty, but letting excess dirt and grime build-up is the quickest way to break an appliance.
Scrub or wipe down your burners, grates, and skillets every day. Give these items a more thorough cleaning about once a month or so, like soaking appropriate removable parts in warm, soapy water. You should also be sure to regularly clean the drip trays and areas located underneath your cooking area where grease may accumulate.
Having a Problem with Your Commercial Kitchen Equipment? Call Us!
Every minute your commercial kitchen is down it equates to more profits you’re losing. Why risk it, especially when we’re open and available to help you and your business whenever you need us?
Fill out our contact form, or call us at (888) 240-8283. We can inspect your equipment, diagnose what’s wrong and fix it right on the spot, often with no need for a follow-up. So what are you waiting for? Call now, and let us help!