Product specifications: Hide More, Reveal Less — Kitchen Equipment Supplier

How many times do you realize that an equipment you bought recently, with certain expectations in mind, did not match your desires and/or outcome you wanted it to offer? Probably many times. But how many times did you figure this out that it is not that the equipment was at fault; it is probably a case where your expectations were too high for the equipment to achieve those target, because it was not meant to address those expectations in the first place. Probably, you never thought about it at all.

Yes, expectations. And more specifically, specifications. Seldom do we realize that specifications are extremely important to set the tone of our requirements and demands. In a commercial kitchen, try to find out the task you wish to achieve with an equipment you wish to purchase, the requirements that will allow the equipment to achieve the targets and the specifications you need to have for the equipment to achieve results thereof.

Commercial kitchen equipment is a tricky zone. As a buyer you need to be extremely cautious if you are not aware of the manufacturer or its quality deliverance. Seldom would you find anybody cheating on specifications of equipment, however, it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. The first and foremost step is to identify what the seller’s equipment specification point out toward the output. Let me simplify the point using a hypothetical scenario.

An equipment consuming x units of electricity to produce y kg of paste. However, you might have your calculation with you through research and consulting your peers suggesting that x units of electricity consumption should give y+50 kg of output. Now imagine the scenario where without assessing whether this equipment gives y or y+50 kg, you made a purchase. Now, let’s also presume that you never bothered to ask (as you knew everything) the vendor the output factor, while he never bothered to emphasize it, without being asked for it.

End result: Your output takes a big hit when it is calculated cumulatively for a given time. Now, the entire premise of buying such an equipment falls flat as you would now have to run the equipment longer than calculated to match the target you want to have.

It has been noticed that different equipment makers might offer similar equipment, showing variance in their output. Hence, it is pertinent that specifications are being minutely scrutinized in order to help you make correct decisions.