Whether you are starting
out in the catering business or looking to refurbish your commercial kitchen,
the cost of your equipment will be a major concern. New dishwashers and
glasswashers – whether under-counter or pass-through – for example, are an
essential backbone to everyday operations yet each one might easily set you
back several thousands of pounds.
By buying refurbished catering equipment, though, you may make
substantial savings on that cost – with some suppliers of high-quality
reconditioned machines offering up to 60% savings compared to the price of new
But it is not only the
discount you achieve in acquiring your refurbished catering equipment that
counts, there are also further cost-saving and eco-friendly benefits too.
So, let’s take a closer
look at some of those additional savings and the benefits you may be bringing
to sustainability and the environment.
Just consider what might
happen to the perfectly serviceable catering equipment that has been thrown out
by previous users? Does it go to the breaker’s yard, where replacement parts
might be salvaged? Or – still worse – does it go to environmentally harmful
The recycling of
reconditioned and refurbished appliances – such as dishwashers and glasswashers
– makes far greater sense environmentally. Not only does it let you play your
own active part in protecting the environment and improving sustainability, but
it may typically save you money compared to buying new.
Water systems and energy efficiency
You have already struck a
blow for sustainability by purchasing a recycled and fully reconditioned dish
or glasswasher but there are still further eco-friendly costs to be saved
through achieving greater energy efficiency and technologically advanced water
If you are having to buy
new, the high prices might mean your compromising on the energy performance and
water systems efficiency that you can afford. Buying refurbished equipment lets
you make your money go further by obtaining higher-quality appliances that were
designed to achieve maximum efficiency and energy-saving results.
Cleverly designed water
systems, using cutting edge technology, from the most advanced high-end
manufacturers ensure that you are making the most of this precious resource
while still achieving cleanliness and hygiene of the highest standards. That
combination of efficiency and innovation is evident in the machines made by
German manufacturer Winterhalter, for example, or the British-based Classeq.
buy second hand catering equipment
Having started out life
with designs and manufacturing standards of the highest quality, none of these
are compromised in any way through the skilful and careful way in which
specialist providers may recondition and refurbish these long-lasting machines.
When you are refurbishing
your commercial kitchen with second-hand catering equipment, therefore, it is
important to buy from a specialist who is expert in reconditioning known brands
of professional-grade dishwashers and glasswashers.
top-quality commercial brands calls for specialist skills, unlikely to be
shared by run of the mill second-hand providers. As an article published by
points out, there is a legal obligation for car manufacturers to share their
motor engineering information with independent garages – so you can get your
car serviced wherever you choose.
No such obligation is
placed on the manufacturers of electrical devices and appliances, however.
So, the reconditioning and
refurbishing of top-end warewashers to 100% functionality, requires specialist skill
and expertise – which must be rigorously tested before any appliance is
released onto the market. Although used, of course, your refurbished and
reconditioned warewashers are then in a condition to provide many more years of