How Maintained Commercial Kitchens Make Better FoodPosted September 22, 2014 by CPS
One of the easiest ways to ensure that tasty, sanitary food leaves your kitchen is to adopt a simple equipment maintenance plan. In fact, just one slight maintenance oversight could send a once-regular customer running to another restaurant. Consistency and quality are key when it comes to attracting repeat diners, so if their favorite dishes aren’t turning out favorably, this could cost you some serious cash.
Consider trying the following commercial kitchen maintenance tips to keep every belly — and your bottom line — healthy and happy.
Filter Your Oil
One of the most popular commercial kitchen appliances can also be the most overlooked when it comes to preventative maintenance. Not only is maintaining your commercial deep fryer oil important to producing perfectly fried food, but it can also add longevity to your fryer’s lifespan. How often you filter fryer oil depends on a wide variety of factors, such as the type of foods you fry and the volume in which they’re fried. Because of this, every cook has different ideas when it comes to knowing when to change their oil, so be sure to consult your equipment manual before developing your own unique filtering schedule. If you need assistance, simply contact us and a trained CPS technician will create a program to keep your fryer oil burning at the right temperature.
Take a Look at Your Thermostat
If anything will send a diner dashing for the hills, it’s an under-cooked entree. Of course, an improperly cooked meal can taste bad, but if your customer consumes raw fish or chicken, they could wind up poisoned and in the hospital. And yes, they’ll tell their friends who also won’t be returning for more of that! If you notice that your oven temperature isn’t holding, the likely culprit is a faulty thermostat. Luckily, this is an easy fix for a CPS technician, so if this is your issue, schedule a service call today.
Store Small Appliances Out of Sight
One of the easiest ways to disgust a customer is to serve them a dish that contains visible dust, dirt or hair. Of course, this happens from time to time in almost every kitchen, but there is a simple way to prevent it. Be sure your perfect pea puree or spicy pico de gallo stay free from grit by storing your food processor, industrial blender and other small kitchen appliances out of sight and away from the floor. This will help ward off illness and allow you to make the best tasting food possible. A professional, deep clean of your commercial kitchen equipment is also advised to keep your cooking spaces sanitary and functional.
As you can see, preventative commercial kitchen maintenance can make or break your business. In addition to the tips above, contact CPS to schedule a preventative maintenance program which will allow your kitchen staff to consistently produce better tasting, quality food for every customer.