Prep Equipment Parts
You already know that commercial prep tools are lifesavers in the kitchen. Your slicers, dicers, food processors and more are an invaluable asset when it comes to getting the job done quickly. But just like any knife, your blades will lose their sharpness over time. At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we carry a variety of food prep equipment parts from leading manufacturers like Nemco, Robot Coupe, Vollrath and much more. Extend the life of your food prep equipment by easily replacing your slicer parts!
Just like cutting with a chef's knife, you'll immediately know when it's time to replace your food prep equipment parts. Instead of clean, uniform cuts, your produce will start to tear and bruise. One of the best parts about using prep equipment is the consistency—you know that that first slice of tomato is just as good as the last, which is important because when you start to track your food costs, knowing exactly how many sandwiches or burgers you can top from one tomato is key to portion control. Try attempting to slice a tomato with a dull blade, a total mess right? Don't sacrifice presentation and quality due to dull slicer parts.
How do I find the right food prep equipment parts
Before you start shopping for food prep equipment parts, consider the make, model and part number of your unit. Even if your user manual is long gone, most manufacturers print the make and model right on the equipment itself (or embossed on the base). If you still have trouble figuring out the make and model of your unit, give us a call at 1-888-388-6372 and one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives can help you.
Once you've determined your make and model unit, then locating the right bumper, foot, washer, blade and more becomes that much easier. Why replace your equipment when you can fix it at a fraction of the cost and keep using it for a long time. Don't be put off by these simple DIY tasks that can save you hundreds on the cost of new equipment and service calls.
Replacing the blades on your food prep equipment
Many find that the blades are the first thing that need replacing on your commercial prep equipment. Take care when replacing blades—new blades are extremely sharp (sharper than you probably think) and it's easy to get careless. Before you get started replacing the blades on any slicer or chopper keep the following materials close by:
- Crescent wrench
- Food-grade lubricant or grease
- Cut-resistant glove, like chain mesh
The wrench helps you unscrew any bolts on the assembly while the lubricant makes it easy to push bushings back into place. Gloves are also helpful when it comes to handling the blades for your equipment.
For more about changing the blades on your equipment, check out our Food Prep Equipment Parts Buying Guide.