Food Service Equipment

  1. Preheat cooking equipment according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Exceeding manufacturer's specifications can increase energy use.
  2. Use cooking equipment to full capacity. Fully-loaded equipment utilizes energy more efficiently.
  3. Turn off back-up fryers and turn ovens down or off during low production periods.
  4. Do not overload fryer baskets beyond the manufacturer's recommended capacity. Overloading baskets can increase cooking time and energy use.
  5. Check oven doors for a tight fit and to ensure gaskets are in good condition. Adjust and/or replace door seals and gaskets as necessary.
  6. Clean equipment regularly as specified by the manufacturer.
  7. Purchase insulated cooking equipment whenever possible, such as fryers, ovens, coffee machines.