Putting OEM Parts to the Test

October 25, 2022 by Hobart


Hobart rigorously tests and guarantees our parts to fit and function in equipment. Generic or non-OEM parts distributors often claim that generic parts are the equivalent to OEM parts in most ways except price. With varying industry opinions about the best option, we put the parts to the test.

Hobart Service and Parts Town commissioned a project with Frontier Energy to conduct a head-to-head bench test performance evaluation of genuine OEM parts against non-OEM or generic look-alikes.

The Test

  • The Purpose: Test real OEM parts vs. generic parts
  • The Engineers: Frontier Energy
  • The Equipment: Vulcan 36” Salamander Gas Infrared Broiler
  • The Parts: 3 OEM Infrared Burners and 3 non-OEM burners

The Results

The study showed a significant difference between genuine OEM and generic parts. The genuine burners functioned more consistently producing more even cooking temperatures and burning hotter than generic parts.

Download the full case study and learn more about why OEM parts are better.

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