When it comes to personal property, people can be roughly divided up into two camps: those who care and those who don’t (let’s ignore those who have one foot in both camps).Those who care about their personal property can be identified by the fact that their cars are tidy and regularly serviced, their homes will be insured (home and contents) and they will check guarantees and do a great deal of research before purchasing any item for the home – especially the kitchen.
They will polish shoes and put handbags away into cloth bags for storage, their books will be organised and they will only lend you things after a careful lecture (after which you won’t want it any more).Those who don’t care give their things away. They are relaxed about their homes and think insurance is a scam. They don’t accumulate items and they don’t worry about losing or damaging things.So who is right?
While the former might seem like hard work, it could be argued that the latter lacks in appreciation for their belongings and their disposable mentality has been proven to be a poor way of living in our environmentally sensitive age.
Taking care of the things you have saves you money now and prevents waste building up in landfill as well as saving on the energy required to produce more. No one says you need to be highly-strung about it.This applies to all your belongings. A well-serviced and gently-handled appliance such as a washing machine should last you ten years.
Other kitchen equipment should do just as well if not longer – and this applies to commercial catering equipment too.
In fact, your obligation to caring for commercial catering equipment is even greater. This is because dirty, damaged or faulty kitchen equipment can pose a hygiene and health risk to your customers.As is often the case with public health and environmental issues, what is the right thing for the world around you is also the right thing for you.