Quality over quality. You’ve heard it before, but there’s a reason this saying is well-known. Oftentimes investing in a higher quality item is worth the cost in the long run — and commercial kitchen equipment is no exception.
As a restaurant owner or operator, you want your business to run efficiently while also managing your budget. It can be challenging to find the sweet spot between what’s most cost-effective and what offers the highest quality. But ultimately, we believe holding out for better restaurant equipment is the best bet for your business. Let’s look at the reasons why:
Quality commercial kitchen equipment is built to withstand high-volume use over time. Designed for durability, these units have sturdy frames constructed with high-quality materials. Many lower-end kitchen equipment units cut costs by using 400 series stainless steel, which can rust or corrode more easily and cuts corners on fabrication. For example, a high-end commercial refrigerator will have larger compressors and better components, such as hinges, handles, drawers, condensers and thermostats, than its lower-end counterpart.
Just as with durability for the masses is important, so is capacity. Ensuring you have the space needed for storage, prep and cooking is essential to your back of house workflow. Walk-in freezers and coolers are one of the most common ways to increase your storage space. They can be installed indoors or outdoors and can be customized to your needs. Maintaining a proper temperature in a walk-in is critical for proper food storage but overfilling it with too much inventory or relying on low quality materials can cause the temperature to fluctuate or fall. Investing in a high-quality walk-in that is the right size for your restaurant allows you to have more reliable, consistent temperature control and the backup storage that you need.
Getting food out fast is a must for a restaurant. Higher performing units can help increase efficiency in a myriad of ways, from smart cooking technology to streamlined design. For example, an oven with increased airflow or a fryer with a quicker recovery time allows foods to cook more evenly — increasing not only productivity, but also consistency. Solid, streamlined design also makes equipment fast and easy to clean, while sturdy construction allows it to stand the test of time.
When it comes to your commercial kitchen equipment, there is just no comparison. Investing in good high-quality industrial restaurant equipment up front will save you time, stress and repair hassles over the longevity of your business.
If you need help picking out the right commercial kitchen equipment for the size of your restaurant, contact us! Our experienced staff can help you select what is best and even get it ordered, delivered and installed.