Things to look for when purchasing commercial kitchen equipment

Supplier: Protech Commercial Kitchens
25 September, 2018

Commercial Kitchen Equipment is one of the most important elements in the successful operation of any hotel, restaurant, café or wine bar kitchen. Creating your menu is the initial starting point of your project.

The amount of dishes and the complexity of foods on your menu is determined by the available space you have in the kitchen and the equipment that you can fit. The size of your exhaust and cold storage space also plays an important role.
Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when you’re going shopping for commercial-grade kitchen equipment: 

Purchase equipment from a commercial supplier

Buy equipment from a supplier that specializes only in selling commercial kitchen equipment. 
Start off by locating and conducting a research for commercial kitchen distributors in Australia. 
Decide which equipment is needed for which item on your menu. 
Discuss the warranty and service offering for the machinery you are buying for your venue beforehand. Also, make sure that the equipment is new and in good working condition and can cover the amount of food that you will need to cook. 

Consider buying equipment that brings good value 

There is a lot to think about when buying your kitchen equipment from a supplier. The normal approach would be to go and ask for quotes from different distributors. There is always room to negotiate prices when you’re searching for kitchen equipment and you should do so before you agree on placing an order. Always keep in mind though, that you get what you pay for, so the cheapest price is not always the best option!
PCK Protech Commercial Kitchens offers great prices as well as great service for your commercial equipment needs and at the same time, you get free advise from hospitality consultants with hands-on experience, so your buying decision is well informed! 

Determine what and where to buy

Consider buying the most important equipment as a priority and then add other pieces to your kitchen as the business grows and expands over time. This will allow for you to grow your business organically and it will help you to save money. You can also judge this by determining the number of customers you are looking to serve. This will give you a clear picture of the pieces of equipment you should purchase. Also, don’t fall for equipment just because it is less costly or carries a cool brand name. 
Always look for suppliers who are as close to your location as possible. This will help greatly when your equipment breaks down and you need to place a service call. In this case it is always best to choose a local supplier.
It’s always important to forge close relationships with one supplier since it is only a matter of time when things break down or you need more capacity and then, your preferred supplier is only a phone call away.