Used Kitchen Equipment 101
Don’t get me wrong, new commercial kitchen equipment is great. There’s nothing like the smell of new equipment in the morning! It’s sleek, clean and reliable (hopefully). That being said, while it has many benefits, sometimes used kitchen equipment makes more sense for your needs and it’s just not about having a lower price point. Check out why used equipment might be perfect for your location!
Lower Price for Used Kitchen Equipment
It’s time to get down to brass tacks: it’s all about the price. Quality used kitchen equipment can provide you the tools your commercial kitchen needs for a fraction of the price. For instance, one of our bestselling products, a Breading and Batter Table (we even have custom blending) with an automatic sifter (BBS-EC1-L3625), can be purchased for up to 20% off when available! Many of these used pieces typically have been lightly used. They either come from a location that traded up or decided to end their program, meaning you can score big on pieces that haven’t been heavily used!
One way to remember the cost difference between new and used equipment is that you can expect to pay 50¢ on the dollar that you would spend on new equipment.
Throughout the year, you might need a certain piece of equipment only a few times. These sporadic needs are a great fit for used equipment. Only need a mobile oven for the few on-location food shows you go to? Only need a deep fryer to cook fish during Lent? We even have your custom fish breading covered! Used equipment is a great fit here because it suits your needs at a price point that makes sense!
Before purchasing used kitchen equipment from anyone, be sure to check on its previous usage, any safety issues and its condition and any other background information the retailer knows about. It’s best to get this information up front – if available. Then after the purchase, be sure to give the equipment a thorough inspection to ensure it is usable and up to spec.
Likewise, make sure you are purchasing your used equipment from someone you can trust. At PFSbrands we have outfitted over 3,000 delis, c-stores and grocery stores with commercial kitchen equipment and are the biggest distributor of BKI Equipment. We have over 30 collective years of commercial kitchen equipment experience in the business.
As a leader in the industry, we know that sometimes even used equipment can quickly tie up your cash. That’s why to better serve you, PFSbrands has a partner that offers financing for both new and used equipment! So you get an incredible deal on a piece of used kitchen equipment in a payment setup that won’t hamstring you.
Before purchasing any used or new equipment, contact us and we can walk you through which brands are the best to purchase used. Some brands have huge repair and parts costs if they were to ever need servicing while others are very reasonable and simple to fix!
A simple phone call to us could pay dividends down the road.
Whether you purchase new or used kitchen equipment, you need to weigh the pros and cons of both. Used equipment is a great investment for many startups, people that use it sparingly and for anyone looking to get in at a lower price point.
Give our experienced equipment division a call today at 855-632-3373. We can help you find what you need or visit our Commercial Equipment Shop to see what we have to offer!