Buying used restaurant equipment can be a daunting task. What’s important is finding a dealer who has a good reputation and makes you feel comfortable from the get-go. If you feel like you’re sitting down with a used car salesman who sells snake oil on the side, then likely you are. If you feel like the person is honest and reliable then likely they are. Look around, is their business organized, clean and when you’re looking on eBay ask- do they have a brick and mortar store? It’s easy to say you have a used restaurant equipment business and run it out of your garage, but sooner than later folks will recognize the pictures online and realize that they’re taken in your backyard and in your garage. How can you test three phase? How can you know about the equipment that you sell?
Are they too big to answer their own phone? Will they know who you are when you come back or will you have a rotating staff of sales who changes according to the week?
Ask if the company represents new lines, too. Manufacturer’s are slow to allow companies to represent them and they require documentation from Dunn and Bradstreet, a brick and mortar store and documentation that it’s not a start-up business. These are all key elements.
Ask if the company has a service technician. Do they repair and test items that come in? Can they send a tech to the field?
Know the terms of the sale. Most used equipment dealers sell as is. This is simply an industry standard. You can find folks who say they “guarantee” it, but the fine print says they only replace parts or they only guarantee it will not arrive DOA or they have greatly compensated in the price. Really, a lot of the equipment can be fixed reasonably and is not worth an extra $1000- tag on price for that used guarantee. Ask if you can come see the equipment running before you purchase it. Legitimate companies should have no problem offering this.
So whether you’re looking for great new and used restaurant equipment in Central Florida (Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Geneva, Deland, Debary, Deltona, Sanford, Lake Mary, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Ocoee, Tampa, Winter Garden, Kissimmee, Palm Bay, Lake County, Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg) or nationwide, now is the time to look at One Fat Frog Commercial and Restaurant Equipment. You are ALWAYS welcome to preview any item you see on ebay- call us and make an appointment so we can have it set up for you.
Our Brick and Mortar Location: 2416 W. Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32809
Our new product lines:
Atlas Metal Industries, Inc.
Dade Engineering Corp.
Keating of Chicago
Mars Air Doors
Red Goat Disposers
BKR designs, Inc.
Vulcan- the premier cooking line- ranges, ovens, gryers, combi’s steam equipment, griddles, broilers, cook-n-hold, flashbake and conveyor ovens
Wolf- cooking line- ranges, ovens, gryers, combi’s steam equipment, griddles, broilers, cook-n-hold, flashbake and conveyor ovens
Aquamatic- A Symbol of Quality- commercial kitchen ventilation, exhaust fans, utility distribution systems, fire systems and controls
Avery Berkel- food service scales
Berkel- The Choice of Experience- slicing, processing, packaging, mixers
Cooper Atkins- Temperature recording devices, food safety technology, temperature, time and humidity instruments
Gates Manufacturing Company- conveyors, floor troughs
Jet-Tech- Glasswashers, dishwashers, panwashers, food display cases, industrial washers
Sani-Floor- Self washing floor systems
Revent- rack ovens, deck ovens, proofers
Master-bilt- ice cream cabinets, walk ins, deli cases, open display and glass merchandisers
Prince Castle Inc. Worldwide- Timers, Toasters, Food holding bins, slicers, cutters, fryfilters, and baskets
Silver King- undercounter refrigerators and freezers, pizza and salad prep tables, display cases, chef bases, milk and cream dispensers
Wittco Foodservice Equipment Crimsco- cook & hold/ retheramalization oven systems, holding and transport systems, heated & refrigerated transport and delivery cards
Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc.- dessert, serving, transport & bussing carts, plate dispensers, display carts, portable bars
Crown Verity Inc – outdoor grills, BBQ and custom carts
Nextel- storage, shelving, and handling systems
Astra- commercial and home cappucino, espresso, frothers
Turbo Air- refrigeration, freezers, bottle coolers, beer dispensers, back bar, open display merchandisers, glass door merchandisers, bakery case/ deli case, floral case, glass door freezer, ice cream freezer,
Green World- compartment sinks, work table series, equipment stand, over shelf, solid bus carts, wall mount shelf, sushi display cabinets, food warmer, microwave oven,
German Knife- slicer, meat grinder, meat saw
Geneva- serving carts, dome display carts, wine & liquor carts, dessert/ pastry carts, room service tables, cooking carts, portable bars, maitre d’ stand, mobile wait sstand, luggage carts, food display
Astra- cappuccino, frothers, espresso, hot chocolate
Thanks for reading this guide and we hope we have helped you look at the various points that are important when looking for a reputable and honest used equipment dealer servicing Florida, national and international accounts.