The Importance of Water Filters for Your Restaurant Equipment

A filter system is an integral part of your restaurant equipment's water tank! Here at WebstaurantStore, we get a lot of customer orders asking why, or if, a filter is even necessary when they purchase a commercial ice machine , coffee brewing equipment , or steam equipment . Filters not only ensure that you have sanitary, great tasting water and ice, but they keep your equipment working longer. These purification systems block mineral deposits, scale, sediment, cysts, and other contaminants from entering the water line and equipment. This helps prevent odor and chlorine taste in your ice and beverages. Blocking these substances not only helps with water sanitation, but keeps equipment running smoothly. Machines with mineral buildup will run less efficiently and break down sooner, which means you lose money. In fact, poor quality feed water will actually void the warranty on most ice machines. In short, spending a few hundred dollars on a filter system now will save you several thousand dollars in the future! Luckily, we make it easy to choose the right filter by automatically pairing a compatible C Pure AQUAKING filter system to your ice machine order. Need more proof as to why a filter is needed? Take a look at the gunk we found in the water tank of a standard office coffee urn . The images below show what a water tank will look like after approximately one year of use without a filter. The buildup was so thick, it had to be scooped out. Avoid this mess by installing a water filter prior to using your equipment! View our ice machine filters and our hot beverage equipment filters to find the best filtration system for your machine. Water Filter Types Although U.S. drinking water has been protected under the Safe Drinking Water Act since 1974, many experts warn that water from a tap source does not meet health guidelines. While you cannot always control the source of your water, you can certainly add an extra layer of protection from contaminants by purchasing an ef

How to Clean Refrigerator Coils

The coils on refrigeration equipment naturally accumulate dust and debris. Over time this buildup will cause your refrigeration system to work harder to maintain temperature and it can potentially lead to failures in other key components. If your refrigerator isn’t getting cold enough, or if it is using too much electricity, it may be time to clean your refrigerator coils. Whether you own a reach-in, blast chiller, walk-in, or any other type of refrigeration equipment, you should be cleaning the refrigerator coils at least once every month. In the video above, we’ll show you how to clean refrigerator coils by walking you through four quick and easy steps. When this simple maintenance task is followed correctly, you’ll be running at maximum efficiency and increase the longevity of your unit. Step-by-Step Instructions Unplug your equipment before starting. Food inside your unit will be safe as long as the door is kept shut and it is already at the proper temperature. 1. Remove the grill. This is located on the bottom, top, or behind the unit, and will usually require a screwdriver. 2. Use a coil brush to clean the coils. 3. Use a vacuum cleaner crevice attachment to remove smaller particles. Try not to bend the fins on the coil. 4. Re-install the grill.

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) F.A.Q.'s

CFL stands for compact fluorescent lamp, and it is a small fluorescent light bulb that uses 75% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb and can be screwed into a regular light socket. Don't let the fact that it is fluorescent turn you off! ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs must pass extensive testing to ensure they produce only the highest quality light. Qualified bulbs labeled "warm white" or "soft white" produce light like typical incandescent light bulbs. CFLs that have a cooler color (similar to bright white incandescent bulbs) are usually labeled "bright white" or "daylight" on the product packaging. More on choosing the right CFL color for you.

Keep Your Kitchen Equipment Running Like New with these Restaurant Equipment Parts

No matter how well you take care of your restaurant equipment, time and use are sure to cause damage and wear, making restaurant equipment parts necessary for repairs. We make it simple to find replacement parts, hardware, and preventative care items for all of your heavily used kitchen equipment to ensure your favorite pieces last for years to come. Use our search bar to look up the part number, manufacturer, or part name of the part you need, or browse through our categories of foodservice equipment parts to look at our large selections. Read more

It is important to constantly maintain your equipment with the correct restaurant equipment parts to ensure it functions properly. Sometimes, this may mean a small repair or replacement is necessary such as replacing the faucet of your iced tea dispenser so it no longer drips. Other times, you may need a larger part like a new mixing bowl for your 30 quart commercial floor mixer. Whatever your food preparation or foodservice need, we aim to provide all the essential restaurant equipment parts you require.

We carry lines of foodservice equipment parts from refrigeration parts for walk-in, reach-in, and undercounter refrigerators to filtration parts for water filtering systems. Check out our selection of electrical supplies from light bulbs to fuse holders and our hardware section that includes cable ties, screws, bolts, and casters, all of which can accommodate a variety of restaurant equipment. Our hot side parts include parts for steam tables, food warmers, commercial ovens, commercial toasters, and much more. If you are looking for foodservice equipment parts, you will find them here!

Electrical Supplies

Electrical Supplies

Don't let burned out fuses, switches, timers, and bulbs shut down your kitchen! Replace your damaged electrical components to extend the life of your equipment.

Hardware

Hardware

Whether you need grease filters for hood vents, assorted tools, tape and pallet wrap, or door assembly pieces, we’ve got all the hardware you need for routine fixes and repairs in your business.

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Faucets and Plumbing

Faucets and Plumbing

From public restrooms to the dishroom, we've got a variety of faucets, spray valves, faucet /drain accessories, and water filtration systems for all your plumbing needs.

Industrial Chemicals

Industrial Chemicals

Use these sanitizing and cleaning chemicals as an easy, inexpensive way to help your equipment function better and longer!

These restaurant equipment parts are helpful for any business from restaurants and caterers to corporate offices and janitorial services. Our selection of foodservice equipment parts will help you maintain your restaurant equipment. Browse our large selection or look for a specific part using our convenient search bar. Whether you're looking for accessories for your food holding and warming equipment or replacement parts and hardware for your cooking equipment, we've got you covered.