Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 04, 2016
Even if you’re not going to open a restaurant, if cooking is your passion (that means you cook a lot, any type of food, every single day), you might want to invest in some top grade, high-quality professional kitchen pieces of equipment to maximize your kitchen’s effectiveness.
In the process of setting a professional home kitchen, choosing and buying kitchen equipment promises a lot of excitement, but also comes with many challenges. Aside from an endless choice of variety out there, people are usually confused whether they should buy second-hands or brand new professional kitchen equipment. Let alone choosing the right quality equipment that fit the budget. No worries, we’ve got your back!
Your kitchen deserves the best professional kitchen equipment your budget can get. Here are some expert tips we’ve wrapped up for you!
1) New or second hand?
To have a great and well-functioned kitchen, you need to buy an oven, prep tables, a refrigerator, grills, a microwave, a freezer, a dishwasher, a coffeemaker and more. One most common question is, should I buy new ones, or can I save money and buy second-hand professional kitchen equipment instead?
While getting so many kitchen appliances means spending a good deal of money, the wise choice is buying second-hands. But things to keep in mind are second-hand appliances have a short shelf life, and the repairs costs make them a bad long-term investment. However, you can tackle these issues by choosing only those used equipment that are in good shape.
2) Lease or own?
While you think that second-hand kitchen equipment idea isn’t too wise, you can opt for lease-to-own commercial kitchen equipment, as the lease agreement involves repair costs as well and therefore, no need to worry about any breakage or fault. The best thing is, you can own the professional kitchen appliances at the end of the agreement period. This choice is flexible, fair and fulfilling, as well as budget-friendly. So, if your budget allows, this might be the wisest choice.
3) Buy discounted professional appliances
Another tantalizing and wise option is to look for merchants that offer special discounts on brand new kitchen equipment. The discount might be offered due to dented and scratched appliances because the bruises can diminish the aesthetic value of the appliance. But why wasting your energy worrying a few scratches when you can save a fine amount of money and get brand new goods?