Your trusty bakery equipment has served you well over the years. You’ve created scrumptious products. You’ve built a community of devoted customers. Now you’re looking ahead. How long will your oven or mixer last? Should you start thinking about investing in replacements?
Commercial bakers upgrade their bakery equipment for six main reasons.
1. You’re Paying Too Much for Repairs
It’s starting to feel like your appliance repair technician is on your payroll. You’re writing a check nearly every month!
If you’re spending money frequently to make repairs, no matter how minor, it’s probably a sign that your bakery equipment’s life span is coming to an end.
2. You’re Paying Too Much in Utility Bills
Your monthly energy bills can also offer insight as to how well your bakery equipment is functioning. If you’ve noticed a slow rise in your monthly expenses (apart from changing utility rates) it could be because your appliances are losing energy efficiency due to age.
3. Your Business Is Growing
If business is booming, that means production needs to rise with demand. Do your older machines have the capability to put out an increased volume? Needing larger pieces of equipment is never a bad reason to upgrade to newer appliances — it means you are on the road to success.
4. Your Product Focus Has Changed
Maybe you invested in a certain type of mixer or oven five to 10 years ago because you thought it was the best option for your type of baking. But now, maybe your business focus has shifted. You thought you’d be baking bread, but everyone loves your pastries. It may be time to invest in new bakery equipment tailored specifically to what you make most every day.
5. You’re Missing Out on Productive Features
Newer machines have features that clearly outshine your older, outdated models. From preset recipes to touch screens to automatic, mechanical rack ovens, investing in the newest model pays off by decreasing your frustration and increasing your productivity.
6. Your Appliances Just Aren’t Performing Well
Your oven isn’t heating evenly. Your mixer is erratic. Even though older machines may still function, it doesn’t mean they are fit to produce for your bakery. There are only so many repairs you can make until it’s time to accept the fact that you need new bakery equipment.
We Can Help
If you haven’t purchased bakery equipment in the past few years, you will be surprised at the advancements in technology. Trust our team at Stratton Sales to guide you in choosing the machines that fit your production needs and offer clear advantages over your current setup.