To repair or replace? It’s an important question. For independent restaurants, the decision to repair broken equipment or to invest in replacements has a direct impact on day-to-day operations, budget resources, and future plans. And while every situation is different, there are some simple guidelines you can use to help ensure you get the most service life for your investment, regardless of equipment type.
When your kitchen equipment stops working properly, a good place to start your repair-or-replace assessment is to evaluate the product at hand by asking the following questions.
Is my equipment safe? Nothing is more important than the safety of your team and the guests they serve.
Is it reliable? Knowing you can depend on your equipment gives you confidence and isn’t something you should compromise on.
Does my equipment deliver the performance I need? Your equipment has a job to do, and it should do it. Period.
Is it efficient? Higher efficiency should be considered standard, not optional. Don’t needlessly waste money on utility costs.
Does this product fit my business? Your kitchen equipment should fit the needs of your business with the capacity, capability, and quality to help you succeed. Ideally, your equipment will work well today and handle your needs three to five years from now as well.
Once you’ve answered these questions, your decision to repair or replace your equipment may be an obvious one. If not, consult with a trusted kitchen equipment service provider for advice on next steps. Whatever you choose, knowing that you took the time to carefully weigh your options will give you added peace of mind, secure in knowing that you’re doing everything you can to protect your business.
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