If you are in the market to purchase soft serve equipment because you are opening an ice cream store or frozen yogurt shop, or you want to add soft serve equipment to your restaurant or convenience store, it’s important to focus on a few key factors. Deciding which brand and model of soft serve equipment to purchase is a big deal. You want to make sure you get the best possible soft serve equipment for your money. However, it’s important to use factors other than cost when determining which equipment to select.
Following are five of the most important factors to consider when evaluating soft serve equipment for your establishment:
Ease of Use. When it comes to soft serve equipment, one of the most important features is ease of use. If your equipment is difficult for your employees to use (e.g. clean, fill and maintain), your shop will inevitably run into problems. And, what about your customers? You absolutely want to make sure that your shop or restaurant has soft serve equipment that is easy for customers to utilize if you intend to let them self-serve their own ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Durability. There’s no debate about it. Soft serve equipment that is not durable is destined to be problematic for your shop or restaurant. The trend these days is to offer soft serve equipment that allows customers to self-serve their own portions. Allowing customers to handle your equipment means the equipment must be able to withstand customers that may not be gentle. If your soft serve equipment is not durable, it might break.
Value. There is no reason to spend more on soft serve equipment than necessary. There are many options when it comes to this type of equipment, and it’s important to remember that the most recognizable brands might be more expensive than other options. In many industries, more expensive equipment does not necessary equate to a better choice.
Quality and Reliability. Featuring high-quality and reliable soft serve equipment in your ice cream or frozen yogurt shop or restaurant is very important. If your business models depend on your equipment, you want to make sure it works – – every moment of every day.
Customer Support. When you purchase soft serve equipment, you expect it to last. But you might have questions about your equipment – especially when it’s new. Or, you might need assistance with your equipment at some point. No matter what, you want to choose equipment that is backed by an excellent soft serve equipment parts and service option.