Commercial kitchen equipment is an important investment. Performing regular maintenance protects that investment. Winston’s CVap® and Collectramatic® products are no exception. They must be maintained to keep them in great operating condition.
What do we mean by regular maintenance?
Every manufacturer requires regular maintenance to continue warranty coverage. In Winston’s case, this includes daily cleaning. Removing food and chemical residue reduces the risk of food contamination. Draining and cleaning also inhibit chemicals (which are present in most tap water) from concentrating and damaging the unit’s stainless steel surfaces.
Regular maintenance also includes periodically utilizing service professionals to perform regular inspections and resolve any issues.
Finally, regular maintenance encompasses following the owner’s manual recommendations. This includes proper spacing from other heat or vapor-emitting equipment, utilizing the correct electrical, and other physical requirements.
Five Ways Maintenance Protects Your Operation
- Your Staff is Protected – Regular maintenance preserves built-in safety features, such as pressure locks. Your kitchen is safer and more comfortable when equipment is kept in good working order.
- It Protects Your Food – Maintaining your equipment assures that your cabinet or oven will accurately hit its temperature setpoints. This protects the food’s integrity. Daily cleaning also keeps the cabinet interior free of harmful contaminants. Food contamination is one of the top causes of foodborne illnesses.
- Your Warranty is Protected – Winston offers great products and a great warranty. But like most manufacturers, we require regular equipment be regularly maintained to protect that warranty. Daily cleaning preserves stainless steel’s integrity. Corrosion due to lack of cleaning is a common cause of damage. This type of corrosion isn’t covered by the warranty. After all, warranties are intended to protect against product defects, not product neglect.
- It Enhances Your ROI – Maintaining your equipment assures reliable operation. It protects warranty coverage. And it reduces contamination risks. Bottom line – it protects you from a multitude of costly issues.
- Protects Your Customers – What’s more important than customer health and safety? Regular maintenance assures that food is served at a safe temperature and is contaminant-free. Above all, foodborne illness outbreaks should be avoided at all costs. Regular maintenance is a minor time investment that protects your operation from massive, expensive problems.