3 Stainless Steel Food Service Equipment Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes are a part of life – no matter how consciously we try to avoid them. This is no different when dealing with food service equipment – in particular, stainless steel food service equipment. To get the most life out of your equipment, there are certain mishaps that should be avoided at all costs.

In this article, we’ll look at 3 specific mistakes to avoid when using & caring for your new stainless steel food service equipment. We’ll also offer up some preventative maintenance tips for your information. Let’s begin.

1. Abusing Equipment

We get it – the workplace can be a nonstop roller coaster ride from the beginning of the shift until the end. Through the hustle & bustle, sometimes equipment doesn’t get treated the right way. For example, hitting your equipment against walls or with other objects can lead to structural damage & potential equipment failure.

Another aspect of this is employee training. Inadequate training of the equipment can lead to misuse & damage. Having the right knowledge of your equipment yields better results & ultimately fewer mistakes in the long run.

2. Not Cleaning Your Equipment

In an era where health & safety are paramount, failing to clean your equipment can potentially lead to contamination & illness. It may be a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Failure to clean your stainless steel can lead to unsightly staining/discoloration & in extreme cases, structural instability.

Neglecting to clean your equipment can also cause work stoppages & less productivity. For example, a floor trough is responsible for draining liquids & small debris down a drain. Once in awhile, it would be wise to manually clean out these floor troughs & drains to avoid any clogs, leaks or hazardous accumulation.

3. Improper Cleaning

Believe it or not, stainless steel food service equipment has a natural protective layer that resists corrosion. However, this protective layer can only do so much. Improper cleaning can give your equipment less shine & make it look duller.

Luckily, routine cleaning stainless steel equipment is a simple & painless process. Maintenance can be performed with basic cleaners & a soft cloth. The key is to clean your equipment thoroughly & frequently to keep that beautiful shine for years to come.

IMC/Teddy understands that you need your equipment to function reliably at all times. Failure to maintain your equipment will certainly lead to major inconveniences. For more cleaning & maintenance tips, check out IMC’s guide here.

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