Restaurant equipment parts are the backbone of any functioning kitchen and are crucial for maintaining a seamless operation–without functioning parts, your essential cooking and food prep equipment (such as ovens and refrigerators) could break down and stop working.
Consistent maintenance and timely replacement of any faulty parts help keep your equipment up and running and ensure that your operations continue to run smoothly. Parts such as thermostats, light bulbs, and even screws ensure that ovens, stoves, refrigeration units, and all other equipment work efficiently by maintaining consistent temperatures, adequate lighting, and keeping doors and other pieces together.
Is it always necessary to replace parts, or can they sometimes be repaired?
The typical rule of thumb is if the cost of maintenance is 60% or higher of the cost of a replacement part, you should replace the part.
For example, on a refrigerator, some parts that should be replaced rather than repaired would be:
- Ice Maker Components
- Condensor Coils
- Door Handles
- Door Gaskets
How difficult is it to replace or repair restaurant equipment parts?
The difficulty of repairing equipment parts depends entirely on the complexity of the part and the expertise of the technician. Some more complex parts include:
- Gear Systems
- Hydraulic Pumps
Replacing parts is pretty straightforward, with little to no difficulty involved.
How do I identify the right restaurant equipment parts I need to replace?
There are a few simple steps to identifying the restaurant equipment parts that need replacing:
- First, you need to identify the specific malfunction or wear that your equipment is experiencing.
- Then, always reference your equipment manuals.
- Lastly, consult with a technician or supplier for further guidance.
Where can I buy restaurant equipment replacement parts?
What are the common signs of wear or malfunction in restaurant equipment parts?
There are multiple signs of wear and tear on equipment parts that may lead to a future repair or replacement being needed, including:
- Unusual noises
- Leaks and drips
- Visible cracks and/or damage
- Inconsistent operation of the equipment
- Loose and/or damaged seals and gaskets
- Reduced (equipment) performance