Should I Buy New or Used Commercial Kitchen Equipment In Australia?
BY LORRI MEALEY Updated December 10, 2019 edited to suit Used Commercial Kitchen Equipment Australia.
When the time comes to buy equipment for your new restaurant, you may be wondering if it’s better to buy brand new restaurant equipment or if you should cut costs by buying used. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach, and if you do decide to buy new, there are also many other ways you can save money while getting your restaurant ready for business.
Advantages of New & Used Kitchen Equipment
Purchasing new equipment has an obvious advantage…it’s new. And it most likely comes with a warranty. However, depending on the type of equipment, a bit liking buying a car, the minute it leaves the showroom, its value dramatically decreases. Because new restaurants have kind of a high failure rate (I know, not what you were looking to hear right now) you can often find quality used commercial kitchen equipment with warranty for pennies on the dollar. Bigger, pricey pieces of restaurant equipment, such as stoves, ovens, refrigeration units are also a good deal when purchased used.
Another point to remember about buying used equipment is that prices are not always set in stone. You can often haggle the prices with dealers. So don’t be afraid to ask for a lesser price when looking at used equipment.
Benefits of Renting To Own Restaurant Equipment
Renting new or used commercial kitchen equipment is another option when outfitting a new restaurant. Certain pieces of restaurant equipment are better suited to renting, because of their short life span. They wouldn’t be worth the investment to buy new. These items include ice machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, and coolers.
The last thing I recommend you think about is the size of your overall restaurant, your menu, and your kitchen. You may think you need a lot more equipment than you actually do. For example, when I outfitted my last restaurant kitchen, I added in a pricy refrigerated set of drawers to the kitchen line, in addition to the reach-in coolers. This was totally unnecessary. In the end, we found it more efficient to store the food all in one cooler, rather than a hodgepodge throughout the kitchen. And the drawers were always sticking and ended up breaking (after the warranty, of course).
Other Ways to Save Money at Your Restaurant
Outside of your restaurant kitchen, there are many places you can save money buying used equipment. While it would be nice if your restaurant was all sparkly and new, just remember, new doesn’t always equal better. Glassware, linens, baskets, and flatware are all steals when purchased used. Tables and chairs are also good deals but can look dated. It all boils down to what you want to spend and what areas you want to spend it on.
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We at Used Commercial Restaurant Equipment Australia wide are happy to advise, all our used products have been rented first from brand new. Therefore creating the highest used standard for the cheapest prices.
We don’t purchase unknown second hand goods to re-sell, we simply use rental returns that may have been upgraded or changed for something else.
As a result it ensures a strong quality control over our used restaurant equipment stock, before we sell or re-rent.
All our products returned from rental, are professionally serviced, cleaned and the history checked. If required only genuine parts are used. Also a new electrical certification applied..
To help our products reach the highest standard of quality assurance. We also only rent or sell used commercial Kitchen equipment that is a few years old.
Even though commercial equipment can last decades. We assure the quality by supplying the newest used restaurant equipment at some of the lowest price to rent or buy for piece of mind.
Used Commercial Restaurant Equipment Australia back this up with a full
” In house 3 month parts and labour warranty” where ever we sell them to.
Our used kitchen equipment is ready to go at various warehouse around Australia.
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