Can Used Equipment Help To Improve Kitchen Productivity?
Feb 03, 2020
Chances are your kitchen equipment needs an upgrade, especially if this will improve the speed of output. With better equipment, can two cooks do the work previously done by three, or two kitchen hands handle the work of four?
Start by investigating three pieces of equipment: a combi oven, a conveyor pizza oven, and a speed oven.
Combi Ovens can increase the quality of roasts, function menus and all the food you serve on a busy shift. The combination of heat and moisture cooking reduces waste and gives exact control over time and temperature – pre-set controls mean almost anyone can use them. Overnight cooking means meat is ready when staff arrive. There’s a wide variety of sizes available, and the suppliers have expert chefs who can help to adapt your menu.
Conveyor Pizza Ovens work automatically - put raw food in one end and cooked food comes out the other. It’s hard to go wrong, and they can be used for a lot more than pizza. Consulting chef Paul Rifkin makes them his #1 recommendation for handling a busy kitchen with semi-skilled staff. Menu items will need to be designed around the equipment, but that’s an easy job for a consultant if you don’t have a chef.
Speed Ovens (like Merrychef, Turbochef or Menumaster) create hot meals from cold ingredients at the press of a button. You’ve seen speed ovens at work toasting your roll at Subway – they’re a combination of microwave and convection oven. The timer makes sure that nothing is burnt, and most food is ready in 30 seconds. You can even put one behind the counter so bar staff can serve snacks and light meals all day.
Upgrading your equipment doesn’t have to be expensive, if you look at used equipment options. But you need to check the supplier carefully. Used equipment from an auctioneer usually has no warranty, and it's the same when you purchase through online sites like Gumtree - where has it been, and why are they getting rid of it?
SilverChef Certified Used Equipment can be your secret weapon for finding quality, refurbished equipment at a genuinely reduced price. Their certified used warehouse has a wide choice of professional-grade hospitality equipment - often less than 18 months old, and you can browse the whole range online. Send an inquiry to a Certified Used specialist to start the ball rolling.
Each item has undergone a rigorous 6 stage refurbishment process and comes with a warranty. All Certified Used Equipment is eligible for SilverChef's flexible finance solution, Rent-Try-Buy.
The 6-stage refurbishment covers:
- Used hospitality equipment, often less than 18 months old is returned to the SilverChef warehouse.
- Professionally cleaned and polished by a dedicated trades team.
- Run tested, including electrical test and tag to ensure compliance.
- Any damaged or worn parts replaced with brand new components.
- Final check by a Quality Assurance Officer to ensure compliance with Certified Used standards.
- Delivered to the customer with warranty.
Hospitality equipment can be expensive, and ties up capital that could be used to grow your business. Browse SilverChef’s Certified Used website now, and shop with confidence for your equipment needs.