There are many brands of commercial kitchen equipment in the market which give us a wide range of options to choose from. Each user may have a different set of requirements from a product and having options helps in choosing the best of the lot. To make the right choice it's important to check whether or not the equipment of a particular brand is able to meet the basic needs. This article talks about the parameters to be kept in mind while buying any commercial kitchen equipment. To make a fair choice, the user should have the following parameters in mind:
1 – Affordability
The money spent on the commercial kitchen equipment is a onetime investment done by the business personnel. As cost minimization is the basic aim of any business, one has to make sure that the equipment is affordable. Prior knowledge and experience goes into the task of setting a budget to buy these equipment and it gives a sense of relief when it lies within the set budget. Therefore, we can say that affordability of equipment increases the likelihood of its demand in the market.
2 – Availability
The desired equipment should be readily available for immediate use. At times, the product chosen is not available in the desired numbers and the seller delivers a similar but not the same model of the chosen product. To avoid this discrepancy, it is important to ensure the availability of the equipment in the required quantity at the time of inspection itself.
3 – Usability
The user has to ensure that the equipment is efficient in their basic working and yield the desired results effectively. The user also has to make sure that the equipment is user friendly. Therefore, ease of use is another important parameter to make the right choice.
4 – Durability
While purchasing kitchen equipment, one has to make sure that it is hard-wearing in its usage and is able to ensure food safety. Durability at the time of purchase can be ensured through a quality check of the equipment. At times, durability becomes the major concern of the user than the cost of the product. This makes durability one of the most important parameters in selection of kitchen equipment.
5 – Maintainability
As kitchen equipment are a onetime investment, it is important to ensure their ease of maintenance. Maintenance should be cost effective and quick. If the vendor provides an authentic guarantee and/or warranty of their products or guarantees its maintenance i.e. repair and replacement of the worn out parts through any other means, then it becomes easy for the user to ensure its maintainability.