Cooking has always been one of my favorite pastimes. However, for many years, my cooking skills were limited only to those dishes that I was used to eating on a regular basis. A few years ago I decided to expand my horizons and challenged myself to learn a new dish from around the world each week. I am proud to say that I completed that challenge and learned a lot along the way. Today, I have decided to start this blog as a way to not only honor my accomplishment, but to share with the rest of the world everything that I learned about international cuisine.
Do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to try and fix malfunctioning or poorly operating broilers on their own, but it's really best to leave those kinds of repairs to professional technicians. One of the most common problems with commercial broilers is a lack of heat, or sometimes no heat at all. The following briefly describes two reasons your broiler might be lacking in the heating department and why it's important to let professionals handle the repair.
Defective Broiler Element
A malfunctioning broiler element is typically what causes of lack of heating in a broiler. You can see the element from inside the cooking area of the broiler and inspect it to look for any damage or excessive wear. This is simple enough for the layman to do, but where complexities arise is when you need to utilize a voltmeter or other diagnostic tools.
In order to use a voltmeter, not only do you need to know how and where to access the wiring the leads from the unit's power source to the broiler element assembly, but also what readings to look for. You're gambling by looking up figures online, as there is sharp skew in the amount of disinformation online compared to correct, useful information.
Finally, you should let commercial broiler repair technicians handle these sorts of repairs because, in the event that damaged components are in need of replacement, you need a technician to ensure that parts are removed and installed properly. There may be a sequence of steps in the replacement process that is vital the unit's operation, or simply tips and tricks in the trade that you aren't aware of.
Sometimes a broiler goes out for something as simple as a blown fuse. While this might seem like an extremely simple repair job, keep in mind that your unit probably requires a specific fuse that might not be available at the local hardware store. Moreover, a fuse box on a commercial broiler won't look like the one inside your home, and you might have trouble pinpointing which fuse has blown. This is a quick and inexpensive fix for a professional technician and you would be wise to leave something even as simple as this to them.
In the end, whether it's a defective broiler element or simply a blown fuse, it is always best to leave commercial broiler repair to professional technicians. Not only could your own attempts to repair the unit actually cause more damage, but in the restaurant business when your broilers are down, your business is down. A professional technician can ensure your losses are minimal and get you back up and running quickly.Share