Kitchen showing the benefits of having a regular kitchen service contract

 

What are the benefits of having a regular kitchen service contract?

At Midlands Catering Equipment we understand how important is to have your kitchen up and running 24/7, 365, and the benefits of having a regular kitchen service contract. Our commercial kitchen servicing plans offer a comprehensive initial assessment followed by regular services to make sure your equipment is running efficiently and there aren’t any potential faults. We believe that catching this stuff early saves you both money and time in the long run. If you want to read more about what our service involves, we outline the equipment we service below.

 

Gas Equipment

Gas safety inspections are an integral to the smooth running of your commercial kitchen. Our regular service contract includes an assessment of all the various aspects of your equipment, including gas jets, pilot assemblies, and burner venturi’s. We’ll clean and service all aspects of these pieces of equipment to keep them in working order and to catch any possible issues early. We understand that the last thing you want on a busy evening is for a key component to go wrong, so at Midlands Catering Equipment we aim to do everything we can to prevent such an eventuality. And it’s not only the efficiency of your business that’s of concern. If you get a build-up of carbon or grease inside the burner venturi, this can cause high levels of carbon monoxide which is dangerous for people’s health.

A rundown of what our gas equipment service checks include can be seen below:

  • Clean out pilot assemblies
  • Clean out burner jets
  • Check and clean burner venturi
  • Calibrate burner and pilot assemblies
  • Calibrate gas governor and workings pressures.

 

Ware Washing Equipment

When your kitchen is running at full capacity, it’s really important to make sure that your washing equipment is working properly. A faulty dishwasher or glasswasher can cause huge disruption, and the best way to avoid such an eventuality is to make sure your equipment is serviced. In our years of experience, we’ve found that the main cause of mechanical fault in washing equipment is insufficient staff training. It’s important to train staff in how to regularly complete a softener regeneration program and to clean down the equipment at the end of each night. This will save a lot of money and time in the long run.

Although teaching staff to properly clean equipment is important, it’s also important to get washing equipment regularly serviced. Out extensive checks will cover everything from electrical load tests on elements to a thorough cleaning of the wash and rinse arm assemblies. This is all part of our regular service contract.

Below you can see a full list of what our service includes:

  • Electrical load test on elements
  • Chemical pipe inspection
  • Visual inspection of wiring loom
  • Clean out air pressure chamber
  • Clean out and remove debris from wash and rinse arm assemblies
  • Full system check and component test

 

Refrigeration Equipment

The last element in our regular service contract is commercial refrigeration. Storing food at correct temperatures is just as important for the smooth running of a kitchen as keeping the cookers and washing equipment running efficiently. It’s also necessary to ensure that food safety standards are met. At Midlands Catering Equipment, our aim is to prevent breakdowns before they happen by servicing equipment. This involves cleaning condenser and evaporator coils which reduces the load on the compressor and therefore minimises the chances of components failing.

Another issue we look out for is split door seals. Fault or split door seals will again make the compressor work harder, thus using more energy and making them prone to failure. It might also make it difficult for the fridge or freezer to get down to the correct temperature to store food in a safe way.
Our service checks for refrigeration equipment include many things besides.

The full list of our checks can be seen below:

  • Door Seals
  • Electrical components
  • Condenser clean
  • Evaporator clean
  • Clean fan blades
  • Clear drain lines of Debris
  • Calibrate Temperatures

 

At Midlands Catering Equipment we understand how important it is to have a reliable and efficient kitchen. Our aim is to make sure that everything in your kitchen runs smoothly and there’s minimal chance of breakdown. That’s where the benefits of having a regular kitchen service contract come into play, leaving no stone unturned. Regular checks mean issues won’t sneak up on you, and you can rest assured that, even on busy nights, your kitchen will be firing on all cylinders and, just as importantly, that it will be a safe and regulation compliant environment.

If you want any more information about our service contract, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your specific needs.