Avoid These 3 Common Food Warmer Mistakes!
If you just bought your new top-of-the-line food warmer and can't wait to put it to good use, make sure you enjoy its full potential by avoiding some common user errors.
3 Common Food Warmer Mistakes
Leaving Food in Too Long
According to the Food and Drug Administration, hot foods must first be brought to internal temperatures of 140°F before serving.
Be aware that some warmers only hold food at 110 °F to 120 °F, so check the product label to make sure your warmer has the capability to hold foods at 140 °F or warmer. This is the temperature that's required to keep bacteria at bay!
Once your hot dish has been brought to the correct temperature and you have safely placed it in your premium food warmer, you are able to safely hold food for two hours.
Treating Your Warmer Like a Shelf
No matter how limited your counter space or serving space, resist the urge to treat your new free-standing food warmer as if the top is prime real estate available for stacking supplies.
Do not place anything on top of your food warmer. This creates an unsafe environment and could potentially damage your food warmer.
Ignoring Routine Cleaning and Maintenance
All appliances require routine cleaning and maintenance.
[You can stave off repairs] and keep your appliances running longer by performing a few easy maintenance tips. You won't need a lot of mechanical expertise to keep your appliances in tip-top shape—just some common sense and a little elbow grease.
That includes food warmers.
Keeping them clean and in good working order will serve to protect your investment for the long haul.
We Can Help
Here at Thermodyne Foodservice Products, Inc., we have spent the past three decades providing quality food warmers for commercial, industrial, and institutional kitchens.
To hear more about our premium products or discuss which food warmer may be right for you, please contact us at any time.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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