25 Aug 2016
bar equipment Manchester

Drinks coolers are among the most useful pieces of bar equipment and an omnipresent fixture behind the counter of bars, restaurants or pubs of all sizes and descriptions across the world.

As with any piece of bar equipment, however, drinks coolers sometimes malfunction or fall victim to mechanical fault. While usually quite sturdy, these items are not unbreakable, and it is important that pub landlords or bar managers know how to spot and identify an accident. For that purpose, the lines below list some of the most common issues these items are affected by, and give an overview of the effects of each one.

Badly Set Thermostats

This is not a mechanical fault per se, but is a common enough occurrence to warrant mention. A thermostat that is set too low will hold the compressor too long, and cause icing at the back of the unit, requiring adjustment. A truly faulty thermostat, on the other hand, will not cool at all, and will require the intervention of a bar equipment specialist in order to be repaired.

Broken Door Seals

Broken door seals decelerate the cooling process by compromising the airtight sealing of the unit, thus both wasting unnecessary energy and causing icing at the back of the unit. Most broken seals can be fixed by either pushing them back in or unscrewing the seal frame and repairing them manually. In the case of the latter, customers are advised to call upon a bar equipment specialist, as DIY fixing can make matters worse.

Blown Lights

This is perhaps the easiest issue to fix when it comes to drinks coolers, and simply requires unscrewing and replacing the fluorescent lamps on the roof of the unit. Unlike the other issues mentioned in this article, this one will not require the intervention of a bar equipment specialist; a DIY fix will be perfectly acceptable.

Armed with this knowledge about how and in what way their bar equipment can malfunction, bar and pub managers can be ready for any eventuality! Here at DK Services all bar equipment is tested and checked for quality control at the highest level so be assured that you will be getting a the best appliances delivered to your door. Contact us here for any questions and one of our trusted advisors will guide you through the process.

11 Aug 2016

Any bar, nightclub or restaurant manager is aware of the Importance of bar equipment in the running of their operation. Each of the typical implements present in a back-of-bar or kitchen has an essential role to play in ensuring the establishment operates smoothly and service is delivered without issue. The lines below list three of the most important ways in which bar equipment can impact the way a bar or restaurant operates.

Specialised Tasks

Perhaps the most relevant way in which bar equipment impacts the functioning of such an establishment is by taking care of specialised tasks which are impossible to fulfil by human hands. It is impossible, or at the very least morose, for staff members to cool drinks or make ice, for instance, while an ice machine or drinks cooler will take care of this task much faster, and on a continuous basis.

Reducing Workloads

Bar and restaurant staff are often called upon to fulfil a variety of tasks on the course of an average day at work, and one of the most time-consuming and gruelling tasks they are faced with is washing kitchenware. Purchasing a dishwasher or glasswasher for a restaurant kitchen or back of bar can help significantly reduce the staff’s workload in this regard, freeing up some time in their already busy schedule to take care of every other task which needs attending to in an establishment of this type.

Improving Efficiency

As a result of the two previously mentioned factors, bar and restaurant managers might find bar equipment also helps improve the efficiency of their service, allowing them to take on a higher volume of daily business than they otherwise would.

There can be little doubt, then, of just how important bar equipment is to a commercial food and drink establishment; managers who are in doubt about whether or not to buy it should therefore take this article into consideration!

05 Aug 2016

Bar equipment is one of the essential components of any drinking establishment, and making sure it is of as high a standard as possible goes halfway towards ensuring said establishment runs as smoothly as possible. However, high-quality bar equipment can also be expensive, and many bar or restaurant owners, particularly those just starting up their new business, may not be able to afford furnishings as good or sturdy as they might have desired.

For managers in this type of situation, the best option for acquiring bar equipment of a high enough calibre to ensure good service might be to rent it. Many bar equipment suppliers, DK Services included, provide a rental option, which allows bar and restaurant owners to acquire high-quality implements at a lower price than they would were they to purchase these pieces.

There are a number of advantages to renting bar equipment as opposed to buying it, which make this option worth a look by customers looking to save up while also acquiring high-quality back-of-bar furnishings.

The first of these is, evidently, the fact that it is much more affordable to rent an ice-maker or industrial dishwasher than to buy one. In addition, the rental option gives bar owners access to higher-end furnishings, which might not have been affordable otherwise. In essence, a similar set of perks than might be had from leasing, rather than purchasing, a car.

In addition to this reduction in acquisition costs, bar managers who choose to rent their bar equipment are also often guaranteed maintenance and repair services ‘on the house.’ DK Services, for instance, repairs all of its rental bar equipment free of charge, thus allowing clients to save up even more, as well as give them peace of mind.

It is clear, then, that more than just constituting a valid alternative to purchase, bar equipment rental can in fact be more advantageous to a manager or owner than buying the same items!