The Dangers of DIY

Posted April 8, 2013 by CPS

First of all, we are definitely not here to scare anyone. While, yes, there are some really legitimate dangers that come with trying to fix your commercial kitchen equipment on your own, it’s not necessarily a life or death situation. Certainly, dumb things can be done in a kitchen but we know you’re smarter than that. Basically, danger starts with a d, so does DIY. We couldn’t avoid the title.
That being said…


We need you cooking everyday so we have something to eat when we get off work. Really, we NEED you to be safe in your kitchen because we really love food. Really, really love it. Really.

Ok, so how does one go about being safe in the kitchen?

Dull all your knives so they can’t cut?

Replace your stoves with warm light bulbs?

Make the floor rubber so everything bounces off it?

No! Well, maybe that last one would be cool but for the most part, no! What you actually need to keep your kitchen safe is service from a professional. The thing is, everyone would like to think that you would save time and money by fixing something yourself but that’s not always the case. DIY can quickly eat through any budgeted time and money like it’s nothing. Beyond that, there are some implied dangers when you try to fix a stove that’s connected to ridiculous amounts of propane. That’s like, I don’t know, trying to fix a bomb. Maybe just don’t.

Here’s the bottom line, if you want a job done right and you want it done the first time, you go to the experts. In this case, the experts just happen to be technicians here at CPS!

CPS: Don’t Do It Yourself Because Propane Is Super Dangerous.

Think that’ll fit on a bumper sticker?