Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Why You Should Repair Your Restaurant Equipment

Holman Toaster |
Are you debating whether you should repair or replace a piece of your restaurant equipment? Here are a few reasons why you ought to repair it:

  • Cost – As someone working in the industry, you know that you just can’t drop a couple grand on a new refrigerator every time it breaks down. It’s just not cost efficient! Fortunately for you, there are many parts available for both hot and cool appliances that are ideal for any breakdowns or just general maintenance.
  • Take Care of Other Issues – When you do maintenance and repair on an appliance, you get a chance to look at the system as a whole. During this inspection, you can see exactly what the problems might be, as well as discover other issues that may or may not have been part of the initial issue. Finding these problems now allow you to save money in the future.
  • Good for the Environment – If you are concerned with the environment, than you should consider repairing your equipment. Buying new equipment creates more waste and old equipment frequently ends up in landfills. Make the right choice for your future and your children’s future.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Taking Care of Your Commercial Refrigeration Units

Commercial Refrigeration Parts |
Owning a large commercial refrigerator or freezer means that you will need to do a fair amount of maintenance. Here are some tips to help you keep everything in working order:

  • Condenser Coils – Making sure that your condenser coil is in good shape is relatively simple with most commercial refrigerators and freezers. Typically, you only have to remove a cover at the bottom of the unit. If this part is not cleaned regularly, you will be spending more money on electricity and your system may start to shut down.
  • Gaskets – We often don’t think about it, but the door gaskets on refrigeration and freezer units are very important. These pieces of plastic stop your unit from working overtime. You should be cleaning the gaskets regularly – it’s as simple as wiping them down with a wet and soapy rag. Without working gaskets, you are making your refrigerator or freezer work overtime!
  • Fan and Motor – When doing a deep cleaning of your refrigerator, you should be checking out the fan and motor to make sure they are clean and in working order. Cleaning these parts makes sure that your refrigerator doesn’t frost over or lose power.

When it comes to new commercial refrigeration parts, you can rest assured that the O-Reps has the selections you need. We offer a huge variety of parts for your commercial cooling devices, including walk-in cooler, refrigerator, and freezer parts. Take a look at the selections we have available and place an order online today!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Simple Issues – Walk-In Cooler Problems

Cooler Door Gaskets |
Have you been experiencing issues with your walk-in cooler? If the answer is yes, there may be a simple answer to your problems. Take a look at the following:

  • Latches – One of the simplest explanations is to check the latches. When the door latch is not working properly, your door may be open – even the smallest bit. If this is the case, then the cooler will start working overtime to make sure that it’s cooling properly. This will increase your energy bill and may cause your motor to overheat and dies.
  • Gaskets – Another simple issue that may be causing your cooler or any refrigerator to not work properly is gasket issues. Take a look at the gaskets around the door – if they are damaged or not there, then that may be the source of your problem. To prevent issues from happening, make sure you regularly clean your gaskets and replace them when they are damaged.
  • Hinges – If a hinge is loose or no longer attached to your cooler, you have a problem. These hinges are a vital part of your cooler, making sure that the door closes properly and stays closed. It’s vital that you keep an eye on the hinges, making sure that no one on your staff is too rough.

From cooler door gaskets, latches, and hinges to lights and handles, O-Reps has everything you need to repair and upgrade your walk-in cooler.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Taking Care of Wire Refrigerator Shelving

Commerical Refrigeration Parts |
Whether you have a spill in the walk-in cooler or are just trying to tidy up your refrigerator, it’s important to keep up with the wire shelving. To clean your shelving, you can do the following:

1.       Remove all shelving from the refrigerator, freezer, or cooler.
2.       Put the shelves into a bathtub or large wash basin and clean them with standard dishwashing soap and steel wool. It’s vital that you do this to get rid of all of the food and grease off.
3.       Let your shelves sit outside and dry.
4.       Replace the shelves and enjoy your nice clean cooler, freezer, or refrigerator.

It’s really that simple. Before you get started, you should take a look at the shelves and make sure that you have the proper tools to remove them. Having all of the tools together ahead of time makes the job easier.

If even cleaning won’t help your shelves, you can get new ones when you shop online with O-Reps. Our business is proud to provide you with a huge array of commercial refrigeration parts for your coolers, refrigerators, and more, as well as door gaskets, PVC curtains, and more. Read about the items we have for sale and place an order today.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Infrared Grills – How Do They Work?

Infrared Burners |
Whether you are considering investing in an infrared burner or have been using one for years and are just not sure how they work, infrared grills fascinating technology that can change the way you cook. Originally created in 1961, these grills had been very expensive and only used in commercial restaurants. Once the patents expired, it allowed the average chef to gain access to this fascinating technology. Even though they are more common, many restaurants rely on these cooking surfaces.

These grills work by using infrared technology as the heat source. Unlike other grills and burners, which use flame or electric sources for heat, these grills feature an infrared element that allows you to cook meat and other food in a uniform manner. These grills are also very versatile, allowing you to fluidly move between high and low temperatures. Any chef who has worked with standard gas and electric grills knows that this can simply and easily speed up the cooking process.

Come to O-Reps when you are looking for new infrared burners. Our business is proud to provide you with a huge variety of both hot and cold side equipment parts, hardware, and accessories. Helping you keep your equipment in working order is our top priority.