Why & How Often to Calibrate Kitchen Equipment

Commercial kitchen equipment needs calibration to ensure proper functionality and safety. You probably rely on your thermostat, but such things do lose accuracy over time, especially when used heavily. Refrigeration, hot side, heating and air conditioning maintenance companies recommend calibrating your equipment regularly.

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Why Does Calibration Matter?

You depend on your commercial kitchen equipment for your business. The accuracy, quality and longevity of your equipment depend on proper calibration. When food is your business, you can’t afford not to be confident with the results, so it’s best to calibrate your cooking equipment, especially when you take into account the temperature and humidity in your kitchen.

How Often Should You Calibrate?

There are a few factors that can help you determine when your commercial kitchen equipment should be calibrated. These include:

  • The equipment manufacturer’s recommendation

  • After an electric or mechanical shock

  • Regularly, as in every year, every quarter, or every month, depending on your usage

Should You Calibrate Your Equipment Yourself?

You can certainly do the calibrating yourself, but if you want to play it safe, you can’t go wrong with hiring kitchen equipment and HVAC repair professionals.

The best course of action is to learn how to calibrate your equipment from the technician who installed it so you can do it yourself anytime, such as if you notice a variation in its functions while you’re in the thick of a busy day. But you should still have your equipment professionally calibrated at least every year. Proper calibration can extend the lifespan of your equipment, protect you from problems and ensure accuracy.

If you need help with your commercial kitchen equipment, get in touch with Cafco Services. We can also help you with your HVAC and refrigeration needs. We’re one of the most trusted HVAC installation companies in the area. Call us today at (513) 242-3400 or leave us a message here.