Owning a catering business requires having the correct tools for the job. This means getting the right professional kitchen equipment to ensure the quality and consistency of output. It should also withstand the pressures of busy commercial operation but also minimize downtime and deliver savings by increasing efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
That's why it's important to know the equipment that costs you more and how to correct it.
Although today’s commercial dishwashers deliver effortlessly clean plates, glasses, and cutlery as needed, this can consume a large amount of energy. This can be a red flag most especially with the rising cost of electricity today. Lean more on energy-saving features that do not only keep you operational but also save you money.
In a catering business, cooling is the single largest consumer of energy in the commercial kitchen and has been identified as having a “high potential” for energy savings. That is why the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) has been introduced to rank all refrigeration products on a scale of A-G, with G being the lowest efficiency rating. This is for you to ensure that your commercial refrigerator isn’t costing you more than it needs to.
Hobs and Ranges
Induction hobs have been said to be 50% more efficient than traditional electric hobs, which gives you tremendous energy savings. This is because it switches on only when the pan is in contact with the electromagnetic field and switches off as soon as it is removed. The induction technology heat inside the pan, rather than under it, saves you energy every time you cook. Most importantly, the changes in temperature are instantaneous and precise, giving the chefs complete control of the cooking process.
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The latest industrial grills now use direct heat, which provides a quick heat-up and cooking times. This gives a range of energy saving features such as cast-iron interior linings for heat retention, and high-performance burner/elements for flash finishing.
By making sure you have the right kit in place, you can make sure your business will last. Additionally, you also need to do maintenance checks, which is essential to long-term success. You can call out an engineer every time you encounter a problem that is far from exceeding the costs of a regular care.
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