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Factors to Consider When Buying Commercial Catering Equipment

When you invest in commercial catering equipment for your café, restaurant or catering business, you are investing in its success and longevity. Good commercial catering equipment can turn a business from average to amazing and greatly increase your productivity and efficiency.

Want Vs Need

If you’ve just established your business and you’re ready to purchase the catering equipment, it can be easy to get carried away with all the pretty, shiny new things! It’s an exciting time, and so it should be, but it’s also important to keep in mind what things you really need versus the things you simply ‘want’. There are some pieces of equipment a food and beverage business cannot do without such as commercial cooking equipment, refrigerators, dishwashers and other important itemsso, start with the essentials and build up from there.

What’s Your Budget?

Before you start shopping for catering equipment, make sure you have properly established your budget. Any good business will have a limit for what can be spent on the initial purchase of everything and then a budget for ongoing costs, supplies and maintenance. Ensure you have this properly set out before you start shopping to avoid overspending.

Size and Layout

Spend some time in your café, restaurant or kitchen working out the layout of your space and realistically, the size of the equipment that can fit into it. Don’t make the mistake of purchasing a large commercial oven or fridge, only to later discover that it doesn’t actually fit where it needs to. Pre-plan your layout and use a measuring tape to measure each area and you can’t go wrong!

Get in Touch

Whether you’re looking to purchase or rent commercial catering equipment for your business, the experts at Catering Equipment Warehouse can help! Get in touch today for more information. 

18th Apr 2018 Debbie

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