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Presidential Trivia 101

Hingedparts.com
is celebrating Presidents Day with TRIVIA!!!!

  1. Who was the youngest President to be elected into office?
    –  John F. Kennedy (43 yrs. old)
  2. Who was the oldest President to be elected into office?
     – Donald Trump (70 yrs. old)
  3. How many US Presidents are currently living?
     – 6 ( Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush,  and Jimmy Carter)
  4. Who was the tallest President?
     – Abraham Lincoln
  5. Which President served more than 2 terms in office? 
    – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. Which President Held his daughters prom in the White House?
     – Gerald Ford
  7. Who was the first president to be born an American Citizen?
     – Martin Van Buren (all of the previous Presidents were from British Colonies)
  8. Which President served the shortest term?
    – William Henry Harrison (31 days – died of Pneumonia in office)
  9. Which President never married?
     – James Buchanan
  10. What are the desired qualifications to become president?
    – Education: No education is required but an advanced degree is preferred from a
    nationally-renowned university in the US.
     – Experience: Public office service is preferred, but not required.
  11. What are the required qualifications to be president?
    – 35 years or older, Born in the US, Resident of US for at least 14 years or more
  12. How much $$$ does the president make annually? 
    – $4,000.00
  13. True or False – Any plane the President is on is called “Air Force One”.
    -True
  14. Who was the first President who was son of a President?
    – John Quincy Adams (son of 2nd President John Adams) 
  15. Which President chose to be sworn in on the book of law as opposed to the Bible?
    – John Quincy Adams (he wanted to swear upon the Constitution)

 

 

Ready Your Restaurant

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Valentines Day is right around the corner. The worst thing that can happen is your commercial kitchen equipment breaking down. What would you do if suddenly your freezers weren’t temping because of a bad thermostat or your grill smoke started to over take the kitchen because your baffles need replacing. Catastrophes like walk-in cooler doors falling off of their hinges are preventable.

Restaurant managers/owners/chefs need to “check out” their equipment before any Holiday to avoid a potential nightmare for the restaurant. Holidays are busy enough in the back and front of the house, don’t make everyones temperature over boil by having a (preventable) kitchen meltdown.

Use the check list below to gain a piece of mind that your kitchen will function properly:

Door Hinges
Door Gaskets
Door Latches/Handles
Drawer Slides/Rails/Rollers
Heating Elements
Thermostats
Thermometers/Alarms
Grease Filters
Faucets
Water Filters
Switches

There still is time to get your replacement parts in before the Valentines Day rush. Call 844.292.6694 or go to HingedParts.com to order today!

Gear Up For Summer

Anti-Insect PVC Strips protect against ZIKA Virus

Many Companies (including restaurants, hotels, farms, refrigerated warehouses, food manufacturing facilities, etc.) are using Hinged Parts Anti-Insect Yellow PVC Strips to repel mosquitoes away from the door opening and prevent insects from entering their facility.  This exclusive product contains Citronella, a naturally occurring oil found in lemongrass, which gives off a specific smell that mosquitoes (and other flying insects) hate.  Mosquitoes will not land on the curtain due to the scent.  Also, the yellow color inhibits the insect’s ability to detect light, preventing the attraction that usually occurs after dark.  To a mosquito, this shade of yellow is opaque.

As the ZIKA virus spreads into the United States, it will be more critical than ever to protect employees and customers from mosquitoes in companies across all industry sectors. Our Anti-Insect Yellow PVC Strips provide an extra layer of security at the back door to keep mosquitoes out of the facility.

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Food For Thought

Food Safety Guidelines For Your Restaurant

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulates restaurants and distributes guidelines for safe food preparation & storage. The 2013 Food Code is the most recent full edition published by FDA. The code applies to > 1 million restaurants, grocery stores, & institutions (including schools and hospitals). Local, state, tribal, and federal regulators use the FDA Food Code as a model to develop or update their own food safety rules and to be consistent with national food regulatory policy. The 2013 Food Code as statutes, codes and ordinances include:

  • Reduction of the risk of food-borne illnesses within food establishments, thus protecting consumers and industry from potentially devastating health consequences and financial losses.
  • Uniform standards for retail food safety that reduce complexity and better ensure compliance.
  • The elimination of redundant processes for establishing food safety criteria.
  • The establishment of a more standardized approach to inspections and audits of food establishments.

Food Preparation

The FDA recommends operators focus on three food preparation processes:
– No-cook foods
– Same day service foods
– Foods with complex preparation

Foods in each process pass through the danger zone a different number of times. The pathogen temperature danger zone is between 41 F  – 135 F .

Personal Contact

Restaurant workers also can spread food borne illnesses, the FDA recommends 4 key safety precautions.
– Food should not be touched with bare hands (use food safe gloves).
– Workers should practice proper hand washing procedures.
– Sick employees should be excluded or restricted from food preparation.
– Workers should prevent cross-contamination by keeping ready-to-eat food and sanitized food-contact surfaces apart from raw animal foods or dirty surfaces & other objects.

Food Storage

Storing food at proper temperatures helps eliminate biological hazards, which include bacterial, viral and parasitic microorganisms. Restaurant kitchen staff should be well versed in safe practices, and kitchens should have signs posted that list safe procedures and storage temperatures for all types of food.

Food Allergies

This list includes milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, & soybeans. Notifying customers about the presence of these foods may cut down on adverse reactions.

Happy December First!

Yes, Winter is upon us and YES  periodic maintenance has to still be done. Commercial refrigeration equipment need to be maintained in all year round. Different seasons have different effects on your equipment. The best thing to do is have a PM schedule (or periodic maintenance schedule). (according to Heatcraft’s Operations Manual)

Unit Coolers 

At least every 6 months – (or sooner)

1) Visually inspect unit
• Look for signs of corrosion on fins, cabinet, copper tubing and solder joints.
• Look for excessive or unusual vibration for fan blades or sheet metal panels when in operation. Identify fan cell(s) causing vibration and check motor and blade carefully.
• Look for oil stains on headers, return bends, and coil fins. Check any suspect areas with an electronic leak detector.
• Check drain pan to insure that drain is clear of debris, obstructions or ice buildup and is free draining.

2) Clean evaporator coil and blades
• Periodic cleaning can be accomplished by using a brush, pressurized water or a commercially available evaporator coil cleaner or mild detergent. Never use an acid based cleaner. Follow label directions for appropriate use. Be sure the product you use is approved for use in your particular application.
• Flush and rinse coil until no residue remains.
• Pay close attention to drain pan, drain line and trap.

3) Check the operation of all fans and ensure airflow is unobstructed
• Check that each fan rotates freely and quietly. Replace any fan motor that does not rotate smoothly or makes an unusual noise.
• Check all fan set screws and tighten if needed.
• Check all fan blades for signs of stress or wear. Replace any blades that are worn, cracked or bent.
• Verify that all fan motors are securely fastened to the motor rail.
• Lubricate motors if applicable.

4) Inspect electrical wiring and components
• Visually inspect all wiring for wear, kinks, bare areas and discoloration. Replace any wiring found to be damaged.
• Verify that all electrical and ground connections are secure, tighten if necessary.
• Check operation/calibration of all fan cycle and defrost controls when used.
• Look for abnormal accumulation of ice patterns and adjust defrost cycles accordingly
• Compare actual defrost heater amp draw against unit data plate.
• Visually inspect heaters to ensure even surface contact with the coil. If heaters have crept, decrease defrost termination temperature and be sure you have even coil frost patterns. Re-align heaters as needed.
• Check drain line heat tape for proper operation (supplied and installed by others).

5) Refrigeration Cycle
• Check unit cooler superheat and compare reading for your specific application
• Visually inspect coil for even distribution

Air Cooled Condensing Units

Quarterly

1) Visually inspect unit

• Look for signs of oil stains on interconnection piping and condenser coil. Pay close attention to areas around solder joints, building penetrations and pipe clamps. Check any suspect areas with an electronic leak detector. Repair any leaks found and add refrigerant as needed.
• Check condition of moisture indicator/sightglass in the sight glass if so equipped. Replace liquid line drier if there is indication of slight presence of moisture. Replace refrigerant, oil and drier if moisture concentration is indicated to be high.
• Check moisture indicator/sightglass for flash gas. If found check entire system for refrigerant leaks and add refrigerant as needed after repairing any leaks.
• Check compressor sightglass (if equipped) for proper oil level.
• Check condition of condenser. Look for accumulation of dirt and debris (clean as required).
• Check for unusual noise or vibration. Take corrective action as required.
• Inspect wiring for signs of wear or discoloration and repair if needed.
• Check and tighten all flare connections.

Semi-Annually

2) Repeat all quarterly inspection items.

3) Clean condenser coil and blades

• Periodic cleaning can be accomplished by using a brush, pressurized water and a commercially available foam coil cleaner. If foam cleaner is used, it should not be an acid based cleaner. Follow label directions for appropriate use.
• Rinse until no residue remains.

4) Check operation of condenser fans

• Check that each fan rotates freely and quietly. Replace any fan motor that does not rotate smoothly or makes excessive noise.
• Check all fan blade set screws and tighten as required.
• Check all fan blades for signs of cracks, wear or stress. Pay close attention to the hub and spider. Replace blades as required.
• Verify that all motors are mounted securely.
• Lubricate motors if applicable. Do not lubricate permanently sealed, ball bearing motors.

5) Inspect electrical wiring and components

• Verify that all electrical and ground connections are secure, tighten as required.
• Check condition of compressor and heater contactors. Look for discoloration and pitting. Replace as required.
• Check operation and calibration of all timers, relays pressure controls and safety controls.
• Clean electrical cabinet. Look for signs of moisture, dirt, debris, insects and wildlife. Take corrective action as required.
• Verify operation of crankcase heater by measuring amp draw.

6) Check refrigeration cycle

• Check suction, discharge and net oil pressure readings. If abnormal take appropriate action.
• Check operation of demand cooling, liquid injection or unloaders if so equipped.
• Check pressure drop across all filters and driers. Replace as required.
• Verify that superheat at the compressor conforms to specification. (30°F to 45°F)
• Check pressure and safety control settings and verify proper operation.

Annually

7) In addition to quarterly and semiannual maintenance checks, submit an oil sample for analysis

• Look for high concentrations of acid or moisture. Change oil and driers until test results read normal.
• Investigate source of high metal concentrations, which normally are due to abnormal bearing wear. Look for liquid refrigerant in the crankcase, low oil pressure or low superheat as a possible source.

8 ) Inspect suction accumulator (if equipped)

• If the accumulator is insulated remove insulation and inspect for leaks and corrosion.
• Pay close attention to all copper to steel brazed connections
• Wire brush all corroded areas and peeling paint.
• Apply an anti-corrosion primer and paint as required. Re-insulate if applicable.

Air Cooled Condensers and Fluid Coolers

At every six month interval, or sooner if local conditions cause clogging or fouling of air passages through the finned surface, the following items should be checked.

1) Visually inspect unit

• Look for signs of corrosion on fins, cabinet, copper tubing and solder joints.
• Look for excessive or unusual vibration for fan blades or sheet metal panels when in operation. Identify fan cell(s) causing vibration and check motor and blade carefully.
• Look for oil stains on headers, return bends, and coil fins. Check any suspect areas with an electronic leak detector.

2) Clean condenser coil and blades

• Periodic cleaning can be accomplished by using brush, pressurized water or a commercially available coil cleaning foam. If a foam cleaner is used, it should not be an acid based cleaner. Follow label directions for appropriate use.
• Clear unnecessary trash and debris away from condenser.

3) Check the operation of all fans

• Check that each fan rotates freely and quietly. Replace any fan motor that does not rotate smoothly or makes an unusual noise.
• Check all fan set screws and tighten if needed.
• Check all fan blades for signs of stress or wear. Replace any blades that are worn, cracked or bent.
• Verify that all fan motors are securely fastened to the motor rail.
• Lubricate motors if applicable (most Heatcraft condenser motors are permanently sealed ball bearing type and do not require lubrication)

4) Inspect electrical wiring and components

• Visually inspect all wiring for wear, kinks, bare areas and discoloration. Replace any wiring found to be damaged.
• Verify that all electrical and ground connections are secure, tighten if necessary.
• Check operation/calibration of all fan cycle controls when used.

 

How To Identify Your Door Gasket

Lost in The Mess and Madness of Rubber? 

Identifying your cooler and freezer door gaskets do not have to be this hard. Certain cooler manufacturers only utilize certain gasket profiles (or shapes) on their units. So do not get discouraged! Hinged has put together a reference on identifying your gasket according to its manufacturer. We have removed the pain in the gasket discovery process! ALSO REMEMBER – WE CAN MANUFACTURE ANY SIZE ANY STYLE. Please call 844.292.6694 or E-mail for details. *Please note gasket seal images are ABOVE their description. Some gasket profiles are available in santoprene for higher temp. applications such as warmers.



Door Gasket D2076 | Magnetic screw-in gasket. Delfield & some others. Can be swapped by the U2250

Door Gasket C10095 | Magnetic screw-in gasket. Duke, Tyler, Victory, Nor-Lake, Howard-McCray, & others.


Door Gasket U2250 | Magnetic screw-in gasket. Delfield , Randell, Victory, Utility & many others. This “Universal” gasket can be put on almost anything that is in very bad condition that the original profile will not work.


Door Gasket S2208 | Magnetic screw-in gasket. Traulsen, Carter-Hoffman, Federal & some others. Low profile magnetic screw-in gasket. Used on doors with narrow offset. If the door is not perfectly straight & there is space, use U2250.


Door Gasket H2211 | Magnetic panel-mount gasket. Hobart, Vulcan-Hart, Utility, & others. Gasket has some stretch & should be made a little small for a snug fit.

Door Gasket S2396 | Compression screw-in gasket. Brown, Traulsen, Bev-Air, Hobart, Atlas, & many others. Very common used on many varieties of OEM and custom equipment.

Door Gasket L082 | Compression screw-in gasket. Hobart, Bev-Air, & more. Same as above, but slightly thicker. Be careful not to use this on an old door that is close on the hinge side. It is hard to compress and requires a lot of heat.

Door Gasket V2328 | Compression snap in gasket. Jordon & Victory coolers and freezers.

Door Gasket D2079 | Magnetic press in gasket. Common on Delfield & other freezers, warmers, & coolers.

Door Gasket U9532 | Magnetic Press-in Gasket. Common on Continental, Hobart, Kairak, Masterbilt, Randell, & many others. Most universal dart mounted gasket. Easy to install with our tools.


Door Gasket G9527 |  Magnetic press-in gasket. Common on Glenco, Bev-Air , Traulsen, & many others. Similar to the U9532 but the magnet chamber is in the center of the gasket.


Door Gasket B9555 | Large magnetic press-in gasket. Found on Victory , Glenco, Traulsen & other commercial refrigeration units. This gasket is thicker, harder and overall larger than the U9532.


Door Gasket H9539 | Magnetic press-in gasket. Triple dart gasket common on Howard-McCray, Bally, Brown, & many more commercial freezers and coolers.

Door Gasket S10054 | Magnetic press-in gasket. Commonly found on Barr, Schaefer & other cooler and freezer commercial kitchen units.

Door Gasket K9525 | Magnetic press-in gasket. Common on KolpakVollrath commercial refrigerator freezer units.

Door Gasket H2327 | Magnetic push-in gasket.  On Foster & Hobart commercial refrigerator freezer units. Can replace other press-in seals that have wide track.

Door Gasket D2049 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Seal profile common on older Delfield commercial refrigeration and freezer units.

Door Gasket D2074 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Seal profile commonly found on Delfield commercial refrigerator freezer units.

Door Gasket R2257 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Common on Randell commercial refrigeration and freezer units.

Door Gasket T2213 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Found on Traulsen commercial refrigeration and freezer units. Original gasket is foamed in place. Installation of these gaskets may be difficult.

Door Gasket T9541 | Magnetic press-in gasket. Gasket seal found on older (<2005) True reach-in commercial refrigeration units.

Door Gasket H2278 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Gasket seal common on Hussmann Innovator doors.

Glass Door Gasket A2262 | Magnetic panel-mount gasket. Glass door gasket seal common on Anthony & Zero-Zone commercial refrigerator freezer units. Anthony model 101 door mounted gasket.

Glass Door Gasket A2428 | Magnetic press-in Gasket. Glass door gasket seal common on Anthony & McCall commercial refrigerator freezer units.

Glass Door Gasket U2260 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Glass door gasket seal Anthony, Biloff, Hussmann, Kelvinator , Leer, Masterbilt, Schaefer, Tyler, Vulcan, & other cooler/freezer units.

Glass Door Gasket A9536 | Magnetic press-in gasket. Anthony frame mounted Gaskets for display units. “New” style frame mounted gaskets for doors manufactured after Nov. 1981. Most installations also need retainers, use retainer profile A2286.

Glass Door Gasket U9535 | Magnetic snap-in gasket. Gasket seal common on Ardco, Hobart/Koch, McCall, Nor-Lake, & Pinnacle commercial refrigeration and freezer units.

Glass Door Gasket A2261 | Magnetic press-in gasket. Anthony frame mounted commercial refrigeration and freezer units. “Old” style frame mounted gaskets for doors manufactured prior to Nov. 1981, uses retainer 2310.

Door Gasket T2458 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Found on newer True commercial refrigerator freezer units (>2005). Similar to the 2563 except the dart is larger and offset more to the side.

Door Gasket T2563 | Magnetic push-in gasket. Found on newer True commercial cooler units (>2005). Don’t confuse with the T2458 this gasket is a little larger and the dart is closer to the center.

Door Gasket D122 | Magnetic Push-in gasket. Common on Delfield coolers and freezers.

Door Gasket U2209 |  Magnetic press-in gasket. Found on True, Perlick, Universal-Nolin, Bev-Air, and many others.

Door Gasket S383 | Magnetic Push-in Gasket. Door seal common on SilverKing coolers and freezers. Profile also available in santoprene for warmer applications up to 275 degrees F.

Door Gasket T425 | Magnetic Push-in seal. Door gasket commonly found on Turbo air and Masterbilt.

Door Gasket G285 | Magnetic Panel-mount gasket seal. Common on glass door applications for Styleline, Victory, McCall, Leer, Zero Zone, & some other commercial refrigeration units. Seal must be measured exact.

Door Gasket B5583 | Magnetic Panel-mount gasket. Door seal common on Barr refrigeration coolers and freezers.

Glass Door Retainer A2286 | Use with gasket A9536. For Anthony model 1001 glass display doors 20-11399-1069.

Glass Door Retainer A2310 | Use with gasket A2261. For Anthony model 1000 glass display doors

20-11376-1056.

Neoprene Sweep | Generic walk-in door sweep 3″ wide x 1/16″ thick.

Adhesive Backed Flange Gasket Seal |  Temp range is -30  to 150F.

D-Bulb Door Gasket Seal | Temp range -30 to 200F.

Adhesive backed EDPM bar roll gasket |  Available in various sizes and lengths. Weather and abrasion resistant. Temp range -10 to 150F.

High-temp Silicone Adhesive Backed Gasket Seal | Available in various sizes and lengths.

Your Gasket Guide To Greatness!

Cooler Door Gaskets and The Best Way To Identify Them

What are Cooler and Freezer door gaskets? Gaskets are the rectangular rubber around the edge of the cooler door (or frame) that seals the door to the unit. This simple (but important) piece of material keeps your food cold. Without cooler door gaskets your cooler or freezer will work harder to keep the unit cool and your equipment will not last as long, food may (and will) spoil, ice can build up on the inside of the unit causing other components to break, and not to mention that your utility bill will skyrocket.

What Creates The Gaskets Seal?  

A gasket seal can be created in 2 ways. There are magnetic seals and compression seals.

 

Magnetic – A magnetic gasket is a gasket that creates a seal using a magnet that is inserted inside the   gasket itself. The face of the magnetic gasket is usually more flat as opposed to a half circle shape of the compression style gasket.
Compression – A Compression gasket is compressed between the door and the unit. The
gasket must be thicker than the gap between the door and the unit in-order to be able to compress. Also the door must have a latch to ensure that the door stays shut.

 

How Gaskets Are Mounted

  Screw-in

   Push-in

   Press-in

    Panel-mount

   Adhesive backed

Gasket Measurement & Sides

Please note there are 2 ways to measure a gasket. Outside edge to outside edge and track to track. All gasket dimension measurements are from furthermost outer edge of the gasket to furthermost outer edge of the gasket itself unless otherwise stated. Measurements must be exact. Please measure to the nearest 1/8″.

Outside Edge to Outside Edge – Take your tape measure and hook it on the outside edge of the gasket measure all the way across the door to the furthermost outside edge of the gasket. DO NOT measure the door. Some gaskets are inset – measuring the door will provide incorrect measurements.

Track to Track – This measurement method is utilized ONLY when the gasket is missing or severely damaged. Hook your tape measure on the right side of the track all the way across the door to the right side of the track. These measurements must be called in to HingedParts.com at 844.292.6694. Please inform your customer service rep when giving measurements that are track to track.

Sides of a gasket – Please be sure to check how many sides your gasket has (3 or 4).  Most gaskets are 4 sided. The exception to the rule is walk-in units and drawers. Most walk-in units have 3-sided gaskets and a door sweep on the bottom.  Refrigerated drawers are another exception to the rule. Most drawers have gaskets that are 4-sided (about 70%), there are some that have the bottom portion of the gasket missing (about 30%). Please be sure you are ordering the right gasket and # of sides.

How to Install A Gasket – Remove the old gasket and its entirety from the the door or frame. For a push-in or press-in gasket install the new gasket at the corners first. Then press in the remainder of the gasket. Some of these gasket types do not require tools for installation. For Screw-in gaskets, do not tighten the screws until the gasket has been properly aligned with the door or frame.

Cleaning Your Door Gaskets
Cooler and freezer door gasket seals need to be maintained on a regular basis. This extends the life of the gaskets. Be sure to wipe your gasket down at the end of the night with a non-abrasive cleaner such as a mild dish soap. Abrasive cleaners will damage the gasket.

Glass Door Gaskets 411

Refrigerated display case doors are manufactured by either Hussmann, Displayrite/Freezrite, CDS, Ardco, or Anthony. In order to identify these gaskets you will need the tag info. The Door tags are located on the top frame of the door. The information needed off of the door tag will be the W/O # or B/M#, date of manufacture or DOM, door size, model #, and sometimes serial #.  If you are having difficulty locating this information please give us a call at 844.292.6694 or email us at support@HingedParts.com

Important Note: HingedParts.com can manufacture any gasket style to any size. If you are looking for a specific gasket size give one of our friendly customer service representatives a call at 844.292.6694 or visit us online at HingedParts.com.

Being Up To Code – A Restaurants Guide To Health Codes

All food service establishments are subject to local, state, & federal food codes. These are put into place to protect patrons from contracting a food-borne illness. The county health department has specific regulations for all areas of a food service facility.

Be In The Know – Regulated Areas Of Commercial Kitchens Include:

Restaurant Inspections – A Restaurant must pass a health inspection BEFORE it opens. Restaurants that are currently open usually are inspected 2x a year. If a restaurant is in violation, it might be subject to additional inspections.

Contact your county Health Inspectors for the most up to date Health Codes (they also vary from State to State).

Permits Are Required – New restaurants must obtain a permit from the local Health Authority. This verifies that your food service establishment is in compliance with the Local, State, & Federal authorities.

Food – Storage,Handling, & Preparation – There are specific Health Guidelines for handling food. For Example: When gloves are and are not mandatory. It is a good idea to set up meetings with food handlers to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Keeping It Clean – Local health codes stipulate how frequently equipment and food contact surfaces should be cleaned & which cleaners are acceptable. For example: A pan that is used to carry raw meat to the grill must be cleaned and sanitized before any prepared foods can be placed in it.

Hygiene
– Employees must be clean. This also means well groomed and healthy. Send sick employees home. Make sure there are proper hand washing stations in all areas.

Disabilities
– All food service facilities must be equipt to handle patrons with disabilities.The ADA has regulations regarding handicapped accessibility to both the restaurant & its facilities.

Keeping Your Refrigeration Gaskets in Good Condition

This is not an option!

Besides the obvious violations with your health inspectors, there are many reasons restaurants, health care facilities, hotels, hospitals and so on have to keep your #coolergaskets in good condition. It is vital to replace damaged and missing gaskets.

Without refrigeration gaskets working their magic, the cold environment inside your equipment that you’ve worked so hard to cultivate, starts to escape. This makes it hard to accurately gauge the temperature inside a unit, which is why it’s extremely important to ensure all your gaskets are sealing properly and aren’t torn or broken. Gaskets are the little cushions that seal everything in, and in most cases they give you a really satisfying “thwump” that lets you know your door has closed completely. They’re easy to replace, invaluable in your commercial kitchen (no matter the size), and you can’t go wrong keeping a few extra gaskets on hand for when you need them most.

If health inspector violations and the cold inside your cooler isn’t enough to convince you to replace damaged and missing gaskets think about money. The money you are wasting by your unit working harder to keep its cool. You are increasing your utility bill by double digits each month! How about the money that it will cost you to replace/repair your commercial refrigeration unit because it has been overworked trying to keep the cold and has broken drown?

Remember you are not trying to keep the cold air in your commercial freezer or cooler…you are trying to keep the hot kitchen air out!!!

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