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Monday, October 5, 2015

How to Buy a Refrigerator for a Restaurant

There are many expenses that restaurant owners must deal with. One of the biggest of these expenses is purchasing the equipment for the kitchen. This is the equipment that will prepare the food and make sure that it is stored safely. As you might expect, much of this equipment is not cheap. However, there are some ways that you can save money on these items. Knowing these skills will allow you to outfit your kitchen with high quality equipment for a fraction of what many restaurant owners end up paying. Here are the best ways to go about buying a refrigerator for a restaurant.

1. Take a look at an operational fridge

Before you drop a load of cash on a fridge that you have only read about online or in a catalog, you should see it in person. Go to a restaurant that is currently using the model of refrigerator that you are thinking about buying. Give it a full inspection. How much noise does the motor make? Does it create any frost that will need to be removed periodically? Does it have enough space to satisfy your food storage needs? Would you be able to fit it in your restaurant? You should also ask the owner of the restaurant you are visiting if he or she has any complaints about it.

2. How much will it cost to maintain

Along with the obvious question of how much the refrigerator will cost, you must also consider the maintenance cost of every fridge that you consider buying. Some models have replacement parts that cost considerably more than other models. It is important to find this out before you have the fridge installed in your restaurant. Copeland compressors are among many restaurant equipment replacement parts that can be purchased from O-Reps. Look at all they have for sale at http://www.o-reps.net/.

3. How much power will it use

If you are opening your first restaurant, money is sure to be tight. This means that you must pay close attention to your energy costs. You do not want to find out that your new fridge consumes an enormous amount of power when your electric bill arrives. You need this info beforehand. Every refrigerator manufacturer will be able to provide you with detailed information regarding exactly how much power is used by each of the models they sell. This will allow you to make a more educated purchase.

1 comment:

jopb said...

You cover such a wide variety of subjects. I found this article to be Interesting and would follow the directions if I had a restaurant.