Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Liz

Setting up a commercial kitchen is a significant investment, and choosing the right equipment from the start can ensure efficient operations, higher productivity, and ultimately the success of your business.

So, what should you consider when it comes to purchasing the equipment for your commercial kitchen? Let us take a look at several key factors.

Kitchen Layout

The size and layout of your commercial kitchen space should be taken into account when you plan the equipment purchase. You might find that while you’d love to have the largest fridge or the biggest dishwasher, they might not fit within the floorplans. If your kitchen space is small, make use of above or below bench equipment to maximise the space. It is a good idea to have the correct measurements before you make the purchase.

Functionalities

What do you need to prepare and produce your menu? While you might be tempted to get every piece of the latest equipment available, the reality is that most businesses over-purchase equipment that they don’t end up using, wasting precious funds that could be better used elsewhere. Consider multi-functionality options that can save space, time, and labour. Depending on the volume and anticipated busy periods, you’ll also need to decide whether the equipment can handle the capacity and load.

Budget and Costs

Apart from the initial purchase price, you’ll also need to consider the costs of running the equipment. Nowadays there are more and more energy-efficient appliances that may cost more initially to buy but will save you on the utility bills over the long run. Some units may also require more water or inputs such as oil fryers, so consider the overall costs and whether that fits within your budget.

Warranties and Maintenance

New commercial kitchen equipment should come with a warranty. Check the period of warranty from the manufacturer and what the coverage and exclusions are. You might also consider purchasing an extended warranty or maintenance package that includes repair calls in case something goes wrong. Unexpected equipment failure can cause large inconveniences and even closing your restaurant for one night can be costly.

Discover the Right Commercial Equipment with ACE

With a large amount of commercial catering equipment for sale these days, it can be overwhelming and daunting when it comes to deciding what to purchase. Knowing what you truly require can save you money, time, and stress.

ACE are specialists in supplying all commercial kitchen equipment. With 40 years of experience in the industry, we can help you save thousands in your kitchen with the best service, advice, and prices possible.

Contact us today to get your commercial kitchen decision right from the start.