Steamer, Combi Oven, and Other Steam Cooking Equipment Checklist

Steamer, Combi Oven, and Other Steam Cooking Equipment Checklist

Here is a helpful checklist to assist you in making a hassle-free purchase.

  1. Verify that the unit will fit through all doors and hallways. Confirm elevator capacity if an elevator is needed to move the unit to higher floors.
  2. Make sure you have enough room for the unit AND its clearance requirements. Consult the specification sheet or product listing for information. 
  3. Verify that your location has the necessary voltage and amperage connections or gas connections to safely operate the unit. Keep in mind that these units use electric power too. Check the specification sheet and product page for information.
  4. If you don’t have the ability to duct out a ventilation hood, consider purchasing a ventless unit instead. Ventless hoods will require filter changes every three (3)  to six (6) months.
  5. Depending on the unit of choice, a water line will need to be available. If you don’t have a way to set up a water line, consider a connectionless unit that can be manually filled with water.
  6. To prevent the buildup of lime, sediment, and other impurities that can sully the taste of the food and damage the unit, add a water filtration system. If you have existing steam equipment in your kitchen, your new unit might require a separate water filter. 

Request a test of your facility’s water quality by your water filtration provider to determine the type of filter system your unit will need. Follow water quality requirements as stated by the manufacturer. You can find this information on the specification sheet and the product page.

  1. If you are located in a hard water area, a water softener will be highly useful in ensuring that the flavor of the foods cooked from the equipment will be free from minerals.
  2. A proper drain should be installed close to where the unit will be set up. 

Remember: Open the package when it arrives and inspect for damage. Never sign for a shipment that looks like it was damaged either inside or outside of the packaging. If damaged, take photos that show the damage. Refuse shipment if damage is not something you are willing to accept.  

Have any other questions or concerns? Please contact our sales consultants and we will be more than happy to assist you!

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