‘Efficiency’ is defined as ‘the ability to do or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy’. While any household will undoubtedly benefit from efficient kitchen appliances that not only decrease energy bills but also the amount of time and effort, and even the possibility of accidents during the everyday food preparation process, the word ‘efficiency’ becomes even more important when talking about a commercial kitchen. This is a place where high volumes of food are prepared everyday and so it is essential to decrease costs of production.
As a place of multiple electricity-run appliances, the kitchen naturally has high energy consumption. There’s much that can be done, however, to decrease this and therefore decrease the energy bill. For example:
- Decreasing the number of times the refrigerator is opened.
- Covering pots and pans when cooking.
- Heating water on the stove instead of running hot water.
- Not setting the refrigerator or freezer too cold and making sure the door seals are airtight.
- Periodically defrosting manual-defrost freezers and refrigerators (since frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit).
- Keeping range-top burners and reflectors clean so they reflect the heat better.
But as useful as these tips can be on their own, the game-changer is always to aim for more energy-efficient appliances, especially when it comes to new models of refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers. To identify the most energy-efficient appliance the buyer only needs to look at the label.
In addition to reducing costs, new appliances in the market come with improved designs that make the experience for the user even more energy-efficient. For example, refrigerators with smart organization features, dishwashers with versatile rack systems and wireless monitoring, and induction cooktops. Induction cooktops not only save energy but decrease the risk of burns and kitchen fires considerably.
One last tip: keeping your appliances in top-notch condition with timely maintenance and frequent cleaning will ultimately ensure their best performance and will help remove a significant chunk out of your next energy bill.
If you are looking for the best and the most reliable company in Houston to keep your kitchen clean and running at full potential, put your trust in ProTech Facility Services. We are an experienced company that has been offering installation, cleaning and maintenance to commercial kitchen owners for 35 years now.
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