What you need to know before purchasing commercial cooking equipment

Commercial cooking equipment is one of the most important factors when it comes to the success of a cooking venture. It has a direct impact on the quality off the food and your customer satisfaction. The right cooking equipment would allow your Chefs to prepare the food quickly and also improve your service time.

Commercial cooking equipment buying tips

Before you purchase any sort of cooking equipment it is important to check its quality. It is better that if you are able to go and check the quality of the products in person. This is an assurance that whatever you are buying functions the right way and would give you good value for money. As a Restaurant owner it would also help you cut down the cost where possible.

It is best to buy commercial cooking equipment from a reliable manufacturer or dealer. This way you can be assured the equipment comes with the guarantee and is durable and long lasting.

The next thing that you need to consider is your restaurant space. When you are buying cooking equipment you should have a certain idea of how much space it is going to take up. You do not want your kitchen to become too cluttered otherwise it can impact the productivity of your chefs.

A majority of the restaurant space is taken up by the dining area which means that the kitchen area is only limited to about less than 40% of the remaining space. Make sure that you purchase multi-purpose equipment if there isn’t ample place in your restaurant.

When buying commercial cooking equipment you may also need to consider its price. The first thing that you need to determine is that how frequently you are going to use a certain piece of equipment. If you do not cook something on a regular basis it is better that you forget about it all together. On the other hand if budget is an issue you may want to consider buying second hand equipment which can save you money. It is better to make a list of all the cooking equipment which is required in order of its use and priority. Spend on a Priority pieces so that you would be able to run your business more efficiently.

The next thing that you need to consider is the ease of use. It doesn’t make sense if you buy an equipment which might be beautiful to look at but not easy to maintain. You want to use equipment which is comfortable to use and gives good value for money as well. The best kind of cooking equipment is made from stainless steel because it does not promote the growth of bacteria and is also resistant to Rust.

Last but not the least make sure that you choose the right supplier for your commercial catering equipment. Not only will they help you with the Purchase but also make sure that they help to install it the proper way. They would also be responsible for providing any repair services and maintenance whenever you require.

 

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WHAT ARE FREE ACCESS CHARGING STATIONS?

In these charging stations, charging starts automatically as soon as the electric vehicle is connected to the charging station . For this reason, the use is free (and therefore free) for anyone who can park near the column.
It is an ideal solution for charging your electric vehicles in a private car park or in cases where you want to offer a free charging service to third parties , thus favoring ease of management and use.

WHAT ARE RESERVED ACCESS CHARGING STATIONS?

In these charging stations it is possible to restrict use with an ON / OFF key or with RFID cards (without contact) . For this reason, use is reserved only for authorized users to whom the key or RFID card has been previously delivered.
It is the ideal solution in case the column is installed in a place accessible to third parties and you want to prevent its use by unauthorized users .

WHAT ARE CHARGING STATIONS WITH A PAYMENT SYSTEM?

These charging stations integrate a complete payment solution to offer a charging service to the public. The payment solutions available are: coin / token (without management, entry level solution) or with credit cards, App and Roaming with other operators (the solution par excellence for public or semi-public columns).

WHAT ARE CHARGING STATIONS WITH MONITORING SOFTWARE?

These charging stations are equipped with hardware and software to account for all the recharges performed by different electric vehicles and / or different users. The software allows you to have complete control of the Charging Point and view all the usage statistics down to the details of each single charge (start date and time, stop date and time, kWh collected and user).
It is the ideal solution for company fleet recharging systems or for recharging systems shared between different subjects (for example: condominium garages) .

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Install charging columns for electric cars at home

Which column power to choose, at home?
With an output of 11 kW, you can fully charge your electric car in 6-8 hours. If the power is only 3 kW, charging takes longer accordingly. The actual charging speed depends on the weakest link in the chain. An electric car with only 3.6 kW of power will not be charged faster, even with an 11 kW charging station. Ideally, the charging station and the car should have the same maximum power.

When buying an electric car or charging station, attention should be paid to the power. The TCS car search helps you here – with the technical data of all vehicles and tips for suitable charging stations. The electrician will also check if the networks in your home meet the requirements of the desired charging station.

Equally important: fast charging. The required DC link (CCS or CHAdeMO) is present on most electric cars or can be installed later.
At home, it should be possible to fully recharge in 6-8 hours. To charge 20 kWh of electricity, required for a range of 100 km, it takes two hours of charging with a power of 10 kW. As a result, those who can only charge with 3 kW wait more than 6 hours.

If I am a tenant or co-owner, can I install a charging station in the building where I live?
For the owners of a single-family home, installing a charging station does not pose major problems, but things get complicated for condominium properties (PPP) and tenants who park their vehicle in an underground car park. The owner of a PPP must obtain the unanimous permission of the assembly of condominiums. The tenant, on the other hand, must have the permission of the landlord. To obtain the owners’ agreement, a well-structured technical dossier should be prepared, which shows how you intend to proceed.

For example, an electrical system in a 9-apartment condominium with underground parking with 80 A (amps) current holds one 11 kW column or three 3.7 kW stations. However, if you want to increase the number of charging columns, the situation becomes more complicated. In general, it is advisable to provide for the strengthening of the electrical connection of the building. If you are also planning to connect a large number of electric cars, you should opt for intelligent charging stations, which detect the load on the electricity grid.

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