Five Useful Tips That Can Help You Take Care of Your Restaurant’s Refrigerators Efficiently

My aunt just had her 70th birthday. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this post.  This is the dessert I made for her. I mixed cubed gelatin, cubed mangoes, colored tapioca balls and seaweed strips.  Condensed milk, cream and evaporated milk were added afterwards. This dessert is best enjoyed when chilled. I remember wishing there was more space in the refrigerator. I was able to find a way to allot space for the dessert but I wish I had the refrigerator that restaurants use. We could have made more desserts.  Sometimes, this problem can be fixed by knowing how to care for your refrigerator.

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Many people who use a refrigerator used in restaurants wonder how they can care for their refrigerators. This is understandable because most restaurant refrigerators need to be cared for on a regular basis in order to maintain their functionality.

Here are five useful tips that can help you take care of your restaurant’s refrigerators that are easy to use:

Clean Your Refrigerator Regularly
Cleaning your refrigerator on a regular basis is worthwhile because it can prevent unwanted mold, bacteria and debris from accumulating inside. Moreover, cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can also help you avoid smelly odors from developing on your food.

Defrost Your Refrigerator Regularly
Defrosting your refrigerator on a regular basis is a great idea because it can prevent unwanted ice and condensation from collecting on your refrigerators’ condensers and coils. Defrosting your restaurant refrigerators should be easy because most modern refrigerators have trays, racks and food compartments that are easy to remove in advance.

Examine Your Refrigerators’ Vital Parts
Most restaurant refrigerators have condensers, heat valves, motors, coils and other vital parts that are prone to wear and tear. Examining these parts on a regular basis can help your bottom line because it can help you prevent mechanical problems that are costly to fix.

Tune Your Refrigerator’s Vital Parts Occasionally
Tuning your refrigerator’s vital parts on an occasional basis is a great way to keep your refrigerator running at peak efficiency. This should not be surprising because most refrigerators run more efficiently when their motors, coils, heat valves and condensers operate efficiently.

Change Your Refrigerator’s Air Filter
Most restaurant refrigerators have air filters that are designed to keep unwanted dirt and debris from accumulating inside your refrigerators’ motors, coils and condensers. Changing these air filters on a regular basis is recommended because it can help you save on your electricity bill by reducing how much energy your refrigerator needs to operate.

As you may have noticed, maintaining your restaurant’s refrigerators is simple if you remember to clean and maintain their vital parts on a regular basis. Feel free to use the suggestions we’ve outlined above to create a sensible way to maintain your restaurant’s refrigerators that is easy for your employees to use.

Getting a good bargain

I am a wise-spender. (Ahem. kuripot!!!) When I am in a grocery, I am always on the lookout for a good bargain. My arithmetic skill comes in handy.  I always calculate how much I save if I get brand #1 instead of brand #2. However, I do not buy every buy one-take scheme being offered. I follow my own bargain rules. Besides, my budget is often limited since I follow the “live within your means” lifestyle.

Rule 1: Always be on the lookout for a good bargain

I often scour the bargain rack and find promotional items that are sold half its price.  It is tempting to buy those items but I have to remind myself to buy only what I need. When this offer came up, it was too good to pass up.  The 200ml Head and Shoulders costs around P118. I paid P118 for this box. I get the Olay soap for free so I get to save P40!

I saw a Pantene pack of a large bottle of conditioner with a free small conditioner bottle. It was a good deal. However, my scalp and Pantene are not compatible so I ignored the deal.

Rule 2: Know what products work for you (and you actually use)

I am not sensitive when it comes to soaps so whenever there is a good deal and it fits my budget, I buy. Soaps do not expire. I think.  (do they?)  I store as many as I can.

I am a low-maintenance kind of person. With just a daily shower with shampoo and soap, I am good to go. I admit I tend to spend a lot of time in the shower. I make up for it by dressing up fast.

Rule 3: Buy in bulk

We found a product warehouse that sells toilet paper in bulk. They supply toilet paper to hotels and other commercial establishments. For 48 rolls, it costs P292 which is P6.08/roll. For the same quality, the toilet paper brand we buy from the grocery costs P7.50/ roll.

The downside in bulk-buying is that we tend to use the product more because we know we still have a lot of them in storage. I heard my aunt complain about a family-member-I-will-not-name for using too much toilet paper. I have to be aware of our consumption, too.  There are two of us in the house and three of them in my aunt’s house but our toilet paper consumption are the same. (Theory: We drink too much water. 😀 )

I saw 6 packs of 8-in-a-pack sanitary napkins for a bargain price and it is the brand I use. I am still thinking about allotting a budget for it.  I remember what Sheldon Cooper said on buying in bulk.

Sheldon: Are you sure. There are a lot of advantages to buying in bulk. For example, I noticed that you purchase your tampons one month’s supply at a time.
Penny: What?
Sheldon: Well think about it, it’s a product that doesn’t spoil, and you’re going to be needing them for at least the next thirty years.

HAHA! Here’s the clip:

Care to share your saving tips?

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