Get Ready For The Summer Rush

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Get Ready For The Summer Rush Luus Tips for a successful summer

Summer is a peak trading time for cafes, bistro's, pubs, clubs, food trucks, caterers and restaurants.

Even though it is still mid-winter, with temperatures this week hovering around 24°C in Sydney, summer is approaching fast. Typically the summer months represent your key revenue-generating time and as a business owner you need to be maximising the income your kitchen can generate. There are few things worse than having some of your commercial equipment out of action during the festive rush.

Basically, your kitchen needs to be firing on all cylinders and now is the perfect time to take stock, book services, arrange repairs, and even upgrade equipment.

Luus Cooking Equipment helps you get ready for the rush.

The team at one of our suppliers, Luus, recommend you start with an end-to-end review of your commercial kitchen equipment. Look at the obvious issues, such as appliances that need replacement parts, repairs or a maintenance service.

Next, consider the bigger picture, including forecasted turnover to potential menu changes, and assess the equipment tweaks that may be required.

1. What seasonal menu items have the potential to become mainstays?
2. Can your current line-up of equipment accommodate this?

Now, with these two lists, you are now in a position to get moving on what needs to be done – whether it's a service, a replacement, or an upgrade.

Equipment Maintenance Recommendations

Implementing a great maintenance strategy is the key to a long-lasting, effective and well-run commercial kitchen. The Luus team recommends you do the following to get the most out of your gear:

  • • Keep your equipment clean every day by training your team the proper cleaning processes.
  • • Extend its life with a set schedule of cleaning tasks that should be undertaken daily, weekly, monthly, and annually.
  • • Book in regular maintenance and servicing to reduce the need for larger repairs.
  • • Vehicles that are regularly serviced every 6-12 months perform better and outlast those that are neglected… same goes with your kitchen equipment.
  • • A professional service technician can spot a potential risk before it becomes a problem or hazard, so regular servicing can also improve safety in the kitchen.
  • • Technicians will service, calibrate, check pressures, replace consumables, and spring-clean your burners and equipment, reducing potential down-time and saving you money in the long-run.


Did you know? that to keep your commercial kitchen equipment in top form, we can install and commission, maintain and repair not only Luus products, but other brands of gas commercial cookers too.

As an Australian manufacturer with a national service team, Luus offers a typically short call-out time for servicing, often same day, and our team of experienced technicians are on call 7 days a week.

Peace of mind!

There is nothing worse that having a piece of equipment go down, only to find out that spare parts are not available!

Luus have a comprehensive range of parts that are in-stock and available for immediate dispatch, and they would be delighted to give you a quote and arrange delivery and installation of your parts to get your equipment up and running again.

Equipment upgrades?

Luus have a 'Look and Cook Kitchen', so if it is time to invest in new equipment, you can view their ranges, including Essentials, Professional and Asian.

Luus always recommend coming into their Melbourne premise so you can walk the floor, see how their ranges are designed and built, and visit the 'Look and Cook Kitchen' to put the equipment through its paces and make sure it's a perfect fit for you.

Now all you have to do is wait for the summer rush!

Once you have the above tips sorted you can now focus on what you do best during the busy summer rush season. And leave stressing out over kitchen equipment to your competitors.

It goes without saying that well-serviced commercial kitchen equipment will deliver the best possible return on investment. In addition, it keeps happy customers coming.

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Let us do the hard work and source the right equipment for your Restaurant or Commercial Kitchen

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