Friday, March 4, 2016

Meticulously Maintaining Your Walk-in Cooler

A well-maintained walk-in cooler is the only thing that stands between your restaurant and copious amounts of spoiled food. That being the case, it’s in you and your patrons’ best interest that your eatery’s cooler remain in tip-top condition. Luckily, as long as you’re consistent in performing basic upkeep, you should have no problem keeping your cooler in working order. In your efforts to keep your cooler operational, take care to tend to the following tasks.

Keep the Door Closed
While keeping the doors firmly closed may seem like a no-brainer, a surprising number of walk-in coolers break down as a result of doors continuously being propped open. Unless someone is inside the cooler, the door(s) should remain shut. As is the case with refrigerators, leaving doors open for extended periods wears out compressor motors, effectively preventing coolers from functioning properly.

Perform Regular Gasket Checks
Every few months, make a point of checking the gaskets located between the cooler panels. This will enable you to monitor for cracks and other signs of wear. If you come across any gaskets that look particularly weathered, it’s strongly advised that you promptly replace them. Fortunately, O-Reps, the Web’s foremost purveyor of walk-in cooler accessories offers amazing deals on high-end gaskets from a wide range of well-known manufacturers.

Keep the Lights Off
Just as you need to keep the door(s) shut, make sure to turn off the lights when no one is inside the cooler. Lights produce heat, which makes the compressor motor work harder to account for the increase in temperature. Like opened doors, lights that are left on can lead to prematurely kaput compressors. 

A faulty walk-in cooler can mean big problems for your restaurant. In many respects, functional coolers are the most important tools an eatery has, so it behooves responsible restaurateurs to keep them in good condition.   

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Great Deals on Commercial Refrigeration Parts at O-Reps

Without fully functional refrigeration units, no restaurant would be able to stay open. Good food is the cornerstone of any successful eatery, and without commercial refrigeration, there’s no efficient way to prevent large amounts of ingredients from going bad. For this reason, it’s imperative that restaurant owners and managers take steps to keep their refrigeration units in prime condition. Swapping out defective parts when needed can go a long way in maintaining these units. Fortunately, great deals on commercial refrigeration parts can always be found at O-Reps’ online store.  

An intact compressor is the heart of any heavy-duty freezer or refrigeration unit. This means that if your fridge finds itself stricken with a faulty compressor, you have little time to replace it. Luckily, O-Reps stocks an extensive array of heavily-discounted compressors from such renowned manufacturers as Tecumseh and Copeland. Additionally, the store’s expedient shipping options ensure that you’ll have your new compressor or any other commercial refrigeration parts within two to three days.

A functional thermostat enables you to control the temperature in your restaurant’s refrigeration units. Unfortunately, broken thermostats often lead to extreme increases or decreases in temperature, effectively ruining large amounts of food. To combat this problem, O-Reps sells a wide selection of replacement thermostats, many of which cost well under $100. 

Depending on how expansive your menu is, your refrigeration units may be home to abundant amounts of ingredients. In the interest of staying organized, make sure to equip your walk-in fridges and freezers with resilient shelving. In addition to selling discounted name-brand wire shelves, O-Reps also offers abundant custom-made shelving options to more discerning customers.

In light of all the work you’ve put into your restaurant, you’re not about to let its success be hampered by a faulty refrigeration unit. By replacing broken parts in an expedient manner, you can ensure that your on-site fridges and freezers remain operational for the foreseeable future.