QualityFry: 4 tips on how to buy catering equipment 2024
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4 tips to buying hospitality equipment in 2024

In the fast-changing world of hospitality, efficiency and quality are key to success. The right catering equipment can make the difference between good service and bad service. However, in a constantly evolving market, finding the right equipment for your business can be overwhelming. More and more innovative catering models are appearing, such as bakery coffees, snack bars, restaurants in service stations such as gas stations, airports, as well as restaurants and bars that do not have a smoke vent but by investing in a cooking machine you can turn your business model upside down. Here are four tips to help you choose the best equipment for your kitchen in 2024.

How to choose catering equipment

1. Analyze your specific needs

Before purchasing machinery, it is necessary to evaluate the specific needs and characteristics of your business. What type of business do you have? What is the daily production volume? What kind of meals or beverages do you serve? Answering these questions will help you determine which equipment is necessary and which is optional. Whether or not your business has a smoke vent, it is best to opt for a closed, compact machine that allows you to cook a variety of hot products and, above all, is easy to install everywhere. The QualityFry equipment adapts to any space and are single-phase, they only need an electrical outlet and they are ready to operate.

2. Research the latest technology trends

In 2024, technology continues to transform the hospitality industry. From more energy-efficient equipment to Internet-connected solutions that streamline management, staying on top of the latest technology trends will help you make informed decisions about which equipment to incorporate into your business.

To produce a high quality gastronomic offer, it is essential to use equipment that keeps the temperature of the oil stable during the cooking process. Equipment such as the QualityFry iQ models reach the ideal temperature in less time, helps you avoid heat loss during the cooking process and reduces the time the food must remain submerged in the oil. In addition, it is essential to take the product out of the oil at the right time and this can only be achieved by using automatic and intelligent equipment that controls the cooking times and takes the product out at the right time.

3. Prioritizes energy efficiency and sustainability

In a world increasingly concerned with sustainability, it is important to consider the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the equipment you buy. Look for equipment certified to energy efficiency standards. In addition, energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, it can also save you operating costs in the long-term.

Energy costs represent one of the most significant items of expenditure for restaurants and catering equipment plays an important role in this. The highest rate of consumption is found, in this order, in the energy demanded by kitchen equipment, air conditioning and local lighting. Improving the energy efficiency of kitchen equipment has become a need that is generating great changes in the sector.

According to our experience, with our equipment it is possible to reduce the electrical cost of operation by 24% compared to traditional cooking equipment. Its closed chamber and its filter system prevent the emission of smoke during the cooking process, minimizing heat loss and, therefore, with lower energy consumption. In addition, its versatility lies in the fact that you can prepare fresh or frozen foods, both sweet and salty, at the same time, in the same oil and without mixing their flavors.

4. Don’t sacrifice quality for price

While it is tempting to go for the cheapest option, especially in a competitive market, don’t sacrifice quality for price. Catering equipment is a long-term investment, and choosing durable, high-quality equipment will save you money and headaches in the future.

Always choose equipment that is able to automate and standardize the cooking processes, this feature provides added value in those businesses with a large volume of diners, establishments with extensive menus and brands that have several branches. The iQ 635 Carrousel model have a touch screen display that allows you to program the times of your products, to start cooking in it you only need to follow 3 steps: place the product in the input hopper, choose the time already programmed for each product and collect the product ready to be served in the output tray.

Its simple and fast handling allows to eliminate the handling errors by the personnel; and, the most important thing is that it allows you to standardize the kitchen processes between stores in your chain. Thus, each service and each product that you offer will have the same quality standard in all your establishments.

If you need assistance, please contact us at marketing@qualityfry.com or request a demo and we will help you find the ideal machinery for your business.

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