The Arlington Heights Used Restaurant Equipment Refurbishing Process

December 24th, 2018

used-stove-restaurant-kitchenAre you in the process of opening a new restaurant? Looking for cooking equipment for your restaurant’s kitchen? If so, and if you’re doing it on a limited budget, buying used equipment is a great way to save money.

However, maybe you’re skeptical of used restaurant equipment? Perhaps you question the quality of used restaurant equipment compared to new equipment? While your concerns are understandable, the truth of the matter is that used restaurant equipment can perform just as well as new equipment.

Our used restaurant equipment at March Quality is put through an extensive refurbishing process, ensuring that it’s fully operational. To explain how we do this, we will discuss the process below.

Assessment and Acquisition

The first stage of the refurbishing process is the assessment and acquisition of used equipment. This is where we will seek out, inspect, and buy used equipment that is in good shape.

Our staff only buys used equipment that’s in the best condition. We inspect both its interior and exterior, and assess its overall performance, ensuring that it’s still functional enough to thrive in a commercial kitchen setting.


Once a piece of used restaurant equipment has been purchased, we then clean it up to make it look like new. This is not just a cursory cleaning; it’s extensive and intense, involving every single component.

During the cleaning process, the equipment is taken apart so that it’s smaller components can be cleaned thoroughly as well. Strong, industrial cleaning supplies are used in order to remove all traces of residue.


If the piece of equipment in question has dings or scratches on its surface, it will be repainted. The repainting process is vital in making a used piece of equipment look brand new.

In most cases, only small paint touch-ups will need to be carried out. However, every once in a while, a full re-paint will be needed.


Next, the piece of equipment will be inspected with extreme scrutiny. This inspection primarily looks at the operational mechanisms contained within the piece of equipment (such as wires, motors, compressors, etc.).

In most cases, these mechanisms will be in good shape. Every once in a while, however, they will require some repair. If a repair is needed, it will be carried out until the piece of equipment is operating at optimal levels.


The most common repairs associated with refurbishing used restaurant equipment are of the electrical variety. Generally, when repairs are needed, internal components will need to be replaced. A simple replacement of a motor or valve will typically allow the equipment to perform as it’s intended to.


Once repairs have been made, the piece of equipment is ready for resale. As noted above, used restaurant equipment sells for a much lower price than new restaurant equipment. This makes it a terrific option for those who are looking to start a new Arlington Heights restaurant on a limited budget.

There are all types of used restaurant equipment available for purchase, including refrigeration, preparation implements, cooking gear, and much, much more.

Interested in Buying Used Restaurant Equipment in Arlington Heights, Illinois?

Are you convinced? Interested in buying used restaurant equipment in Arlington Heights, Illinois? If so, March Quality New and Pre-Owned Foodservice Equipment is the company to call.

We offer a large selection of used restaurant equipment, all of which has been inspected, cleaned, and refurbished to perform like new. Whether you need cooking equipment, refrigeration equipment, preparation equipment, or otherwise, we have you covered.

Contact us now to discuss your Arlington Heights used restaurant equipment needs!

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