As a restaurant owner, it can be easy to get busy with employees and marketing, and forget about keeping the quality of your food high. Unfortunately, if you order from the wrong food vendor, you might not end up with dishes that you can be proud of. When I opened my first place, I chose my first vendor based completely on price, which was a mistake. Instead of turning out fresh, delicious food everyday, I found myself struggling to hang onto customers. I want you to avoid making the same mistakes I did, which is why I want to teach you about the importance of food vendors.
With high temperatures and constant use, it's important to properly maintain the fryer that you use in a restaurant. Replacing parts and upgrading sections of your fryer can ensure that device operates efficiently and lasts for years to come. It's natural to search for frymaster parts online, but there are many things to consider before tapping that "Check Out" icon.
By using the following tips, you can protect your fryer warranty, properly install the parts, and keep it running for years to come.
Because of the delicate nature found with many frymaster parts, it's important to search for OEM parts. The term OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. This term is used for restaurant parts, computer parts, and car parts. It means that it is the official part for the device you are upgrading with. The part is made with the same materials, mold, and design as the original.
By using OEM parts, you can ensure that the part will fit the same and operate correctly. OEM parts are not just available from the manufacturer. Many third-party sellers offer OEM parts and they can be purchased at discount prices while still having the OEM label on them. If you choose to purchase non-OEM parts, you warranty coverage could be automatically voided.
Along with the OEM label, it's important for parts to have proper certification. Frymaster and other companies often give other sellers as STAR certification to sell parts and offer service on the products. The STAR stands for "Standards Training Authorized Responsive." This means that the seller has been trained through proper safety protocols and are authorized to handle and distribute the various parts.
A STAR certification helps ensure that the seller you are buying from is legitimate. This will also help protect your warranty if you intend to get a full replacement for a faulty fryer.
Fryer Model Numbers
When you order parts, the best search method is by using the exact model number of your fryer. This is essential for getting the exact parts. Many parts are similar and ordering the wrong part could cause damages in your fryer. These damages may void your warranty and force you to purchase a completely new fryer.
As you search with your specific model number, only the parts that fit your fryer will load. This makes it easy to browse and select the parts as needed.
Service Manuals & Installation
To help protect your warranty, you should download the service manual for your fryer. These manuals feature detailed step-by-step instructions for removing and replacing parts as needed. Just like the parts, it's important to ensure you get the service manual for your exact model. The websites where you purchase parts are often the best resources for finding the service manuals.
As an alternative, the STAR certified parts seller may also be certified to install and repair the fryers. This will allow you to order the parts and add on an installation service. A local repair technician can visit your restaurant and complete the repair. Along with the original warranty, a new service warranty is usually implemented. The terms and length of the warranty vary.
Recalls & Warranty Coverage
Before taking apart a broken fryer, it's a good idea to check with the original manufacturer, like companies like K & D Factory Service Inc, to see if there are any recalls on the product. With a product recall, you can have the price of parts and labor completely covered. No matter how small the problem is, it's a good idea to look into recall issues. Press releases are often available, but you can also contact the manufacturer directly.
Keeping your warranty is very important in case anything goes wrong. By following the proper procedures, you can have that extra insurance and warranty protection for numerous years.