3 Simple Solutions for Commercial Oven Issues

Posted September 22, 2014 by CPS

Commercial ovens are some of the most heavily used kitchen appliances in the hospitality industry, so parts replacement is more common than not. Whether your restaurant bakes the best hand-tossed pies in a stone pizza oven, or your cafe produces the tastiest cupcakes using a state-of-the-art convection oven, problems can arise without proper kitchen appliance care and maintenance.

Commercial ovens come in a slew of shapes and sizes, but three common issues can emerge in almost every kitchen. The good news is CPS can help keep your business’s kitchen in tip top shape and food quality consistent with the following easy fixes.

Oven Issue #1: It Won’t Heat Up, It Won’t Cool Down

If you notice that your commercial oven thermostat no longer reaches the temperature you need or it sets much warmer than you’d prefer, it can be quite difficult to know how that big batch of baked ziti or important birthday cake will bake up.

Solution: In cases like this, replacing your commercial oven thermostat may be the only cure. However, a CPS technician can check the calibration to see if fixing your current thermostat is possible.

Oven Issue #2: Pilot Light Won’t Ignite

This commercial oven problem can be the worst nightmare of a kitchen manager or restaurant owner — and the most common of kitchen woes. If an oven pilot light won’t stay lit, baking food for your customers just won’t be in the cards, resulting in disgruntled diners.

Solution: A defective thermocouple is likely the culprit. The safety valve could also be to blame if a replacement thermocouple gives you the same issue. Only a trained technician can be the judge, so if this is your oven problem, get in touch with us today.

Oven Issue #3: Food Comes Out Fried or Frigid

You don’t want to be that business. You know, the one that just poisoned a handful of patrons due to the consumption of under-baked chicken. If entrees are coming out of the kitchen frozen in the middle and burnt on the edges, this can cost you a number of returning customers and a pretty penny.

Solution: Have a CPS technician install your current thermostat properly. An improperly installed thermostat is the likely cause of this commercial oven pitfall since sensor arrays can only read a reliable temperature if placed in the correct location. In some cases, a new thermostat may need installed, as well.

Even though there are simple solutions and parts offered for these common commercial oven problems, it’s always a good idea to schedule a maintenance program with our trained professionals to reduce kitchen downtime and save you some big bucks in the long run.