Monday, October 23, 2017

Building the Perfect Kitchen

Cooler Door Gaskets
Building a kitchen is both exciting and stressful. Before you start building, check out the following tips:

  • Purchase the Items You Need – There are certain things you will need in your kitchen, such as a range, oven, refrigerator, and freezer. While you are building your kitchen, it’s vital that you do not purchase any extraneous gadgets. They will take up too much space and cause productivity issues.
  • Maximize Your Storage Space – You need a lot of room in your kitchen, so you should do what it takes to maximize your space. Instead of storing out, you should consider storing up. Having plenty of shelving that reaches high allows you to put the essential items at hands length and items that are not used as often up high.
  • Purchase Equipment That Lasts – While you are picking out items for your kitchen, such as a freezer or refrigerators, you should always buy the best items for your needs and budget. It can be expensive to purchase higher-end equipment, but you won’t have to worry about it breaking down in a year or two.

Your coolers, refrigerators, and freezers are vital to your business! Don’t let these expensive pieces of equipment fall into a state of disrepair. When you shop with O-Reps, you can find a variety of parts from the top manufacturers, including cooler door gaskets, PVC strip curtains, thermostats, and more.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Staying Safe in Your Commercial Kitchen

Holman Toaster
Kitchen safety is important for a variety of reasons. Whether you are starting a new kitchen or have been working in the industry for years, these tips are sure to help you:

  • Keep Your Feet on the Ground – One of the most common injuries in the kitchen is related to slipping and falling. It’s important that you have as many non-slip surfaces as possible, as well as make sure that your staff is wearing footwear that is made to be used in a kitchen environment.
  • Stop Before You Chop – You’ll also find that people tend to hurt themselves around knives. Proper knife storage, quality hand protection, and standard knife training are crucial in a commercial restaurant environment.
  • Don’t Let Things Heat Up – Last but not least in the triumvirate of common kitchen injuries, burns are one of the realities of kitchen safety. Small injuries will happen, but you can prevent larger burns with plenty of oven mitts, making sure that handles are not sticking out, and encouraging communication when it comes to working on the range.

Staying safe in your kitchen means having working equipment. From Holman toaster selections to Frymaster selections, you can rest assured that O-Reps will have no problem providing you with kitchen cooking equipment and food preparation parts. We have years of experience providing only the best options for restaurants, caterers, bakeries, fast food establishments, and more.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Doing a Deep Clean in Your Kitchen

Cooler Door Gaskets
You always keep up with the cleanliness of your kitchen, but when was the last time you have done a deep cleaning? We have put together a short list of tips for restaurant owners who want to get a little deeper on their next clean:

  • Exhaust Hoods – While doing a deep clean, you should take a look at your exhaust hoods. Most chefs are using the kitchen all day long, so these hoods can get dirty. You should remove the filters, scrub down the hoods, and spray everything down. If your hood is too dirty, you may need to hire a professional to help clean it properly.
  • Refrigerator Shelving – It is important to clean your refrigerator shelving regularly. Whether you have a large refrigerator or a walk-in, you should take the time to pull every shelf off the wall, wipe it down, soak it, and dry it before putting the shelf back in. This process will also encourage you to empty out the refrigerator and throw away old items.
  • Pilot Lights – Pilot lights can get stopped up and food may drip on them, so you should take the time to clean them anytime you are doing a deep cleaning.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Keeping Things Clean in Your Kitchen

Commercial Refrigeration Parts
Having a clean kitchen is essential for every business. Here are some tips to help you keep everything clean at all times:

  • Sanitize Every Surface After Each Use – Stop the spread of germs in your kitchen when you wipe everything down. It is vital that you and your staff do this, as cleaning these spots down will improve the cleanliness of your workspace.
  • Disinfect Trash Areas – You should be moping around any trash areas and cleaning any spots off the wall or other surrounding parts of your trash area. This task should be performed at closing time each day.
  • Clean Your Storage Equipment Once a Week – It doesn’t matter if you are working in a high-end kitchen or a fast food restaurant, you should be cleaning your kitchen storage at least once a week. Making sure that your refrigerators, freezers, and pantries are wiped down lets you know if there are any issues that you’ll have to face ahead of time.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Go Green in Your Kitchen

Kason Door Closers | O-Reps.netRunning a green kitchen is simple – it’s just a matter of being dedicated to the cause. Here are some uncomplicated ways to go green:

  • Buy Efficient Equipment – When setting up a new kitchen or making replacements, you should make sure that you are only purchasing the most efficient equipment available. From refrigerators to stoves, there are many new items out there that will run efficiently, work well, and last a long time.
  • Follow Simple Rules – There are many simple rules out there that we just don’t follow because we are so focused on our work. While working, you should follow easy rules, such as turning off the water when you are not using it, shutting the freezer door when it’s not being used, and turning off the lights at the end of the day.
  • Make Repairs – One of the easiest ways to go green is to make kitchen repairs when they are necessary. This means replacing door closers, fixing leaks, and taking care of your stoves. Not only does this waste electricity – replacing a refrigerator or a similar item means having to throw large pieces of once valuable kitchen equipment into landfills and more.

From Kason door closers to char-broiler grates, you can rest assured that O-Reps will provide you with only the best restaurant equipment parts. Shop online today and find the items you need with incredible ease.