Gas Equipment Extras: Are They Worth the Investment?
When investing in kitchen equipment, many folks run into situations where they try to squeeze the most out of minimal resources. Whether it’s space or finances, the limitations of opening or revamping a commercial kitchen can be numerous. In terms of gas cooking equipment, there are many extras that owners wonder whether or not they’re necessary. While it may be cheaper to skimp on the additions for your gas equipment, there are a few that you should certainly consider for a multitude of reasons.
Equipment in general, whether it’s gas or electric, brings with it a host of potential safety and cleaning issues. There are many solutions to these issues with your gas equipment that you should consider to lessen the possibility of a problem!
Your equipment is heavy and typically stationary due to its size and weight. Over time, dust and debris can accumulate around and behind this equipment, potentially blocking up any vents or causing buildup that can lead to corrosion of your equipment and its lines. When you install your equipment, be sure to lift it onto casters! This affords you the opportunity to move the equipment easily for cleaning purposes. Also, should there be a large spill or flooding issue, you can rest assured that your equipment will stay high and dry for at least a short period of time! It’s a safer environment that can extend the life of your equipment.
Gas equipment is tied to the area its installed at because of gas lines. During an emergency such as a fire, this can become a safety hazard for you, your employees, and your guests. Quick-disconnect hoses can allow for you or your employees to quickly disconnect the equipment from the fuel line, potentially removing the fuel source and stopping the fire in its tracks. This simple investment could potentially save your restaurant in the case of an emergency.
Ensuring that your equipment has all of the extras they need for easy cleaning and improved safety is a small price to pay for a long-term investment.