Thursday, September 1, 2016

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Food Storage Units

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In many respects your refrigerator and freezer are your restaurant’s most important assets. Without fully-functional food storage units, keeping your various meats and produce fresh is all but impossible. That being the case, it’s every restaurateur’s responsibility to keep these devices in prime condition. Doing so ensures fresh ingredients, high-quality meals, and happy diners. When working to preserve your restaurant’s food storage units, heed the following tips. 

1. Empty and Clean Once a Week
In the interest of keeping your fridge and freezer sanitary, your staff will need to empty them out and thoroughly scrub them at least once a week. While this may sound like an arduous task, it shouldn’t prove terribly difficult, provided multiple people are working on it. In fact, once your staff becomes accustomed to carrying out this chore, they should be able to pull it off in under an hour.

2. Promptly Replace Defective Components
Any time one of your food storage units finds itself saddled with a faulty component, take care to replace it posthaste. The longer you allow a fridge or freezer to operate with a defective part, the more problems you’ll ultimately have to deal with. Fortunately, affordable refrigerator freezer parts can always be found at O-Reps’ online store. 

3. Have Them Regularly Inspected
Having your refrigerator and freezer regularly inspected can help nip prospective problems in the bud. For best results, adhere to the inspection schedule recommended by the devices’ respective manufacturers. This varies by brand and model, but most large-scale food storage need to be inspected once or twice a year. A licensed inspector will give each device a thorough once-over and make you aware of any potential problems she encounters.

No restaurant can function without working food storage units. As such, it behooves you to properly maintain your refrigerators and freezers. Weekly cleanings, expedient component swap-outs, and regular inspections can go a long way in keeping your storage devices up and running.


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