When to Replace a Slicer

Typical slicers have an average service life of 10 years, but with proper use and maintenance they can last decades. When a slicer begins to not work properly, it can seriously affect the operation and the food being prepared. Courtesy of One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment, here are some of the warning signs that your slicer may be kicking the bucket and another one should be purchased…

• Broken or malfunctioning parts can affect the user’s ability to properly maintain and clean the slicer. Broken components can sometimes be very expensive, so you’ll have to gauge whether it warrants a repair or if you should purchase a different slicer.

• A menu change can also warrant the purchase of another slicer. Menu changes can spark an increase in slicing volume, an increase in horsepower, and a risk of cross contamination.

• Keep your eyes peeled for signs of wear and tear, such as a cracked base or other blatant indicators. These busted aspects can seriously take away from the integrity of the slicer. If you’ve got a really old unit, then seriously consider replacing it.

• If you find yourself making frequent service calls and paying an excessive amount for repairs. With proper maintenance and care, a slicer can last decades, but when it’s starting to cost you more than is feasible, then consider your slicer’s service life over.

• The NSF updated its requirements for slicers constructed after November 12, 2012. Therefore, any older slicers should be routinely replaced whenever feasible.

If you’re in the market for a replacement slicer, then head into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment and check out our varying selection of discounted slicers.

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