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New to the Restaurant Industry? Here are 4 Things to Know About Buying Used Restaurant Equipment

At Kohn-Megibow Company, we know that opening a new restaurant can be a ton of work. From finding a restaurant location to creating the menu, there are lots of tasks that need to be completed, and one stressful and expensive task is of course purchasing the equipment you need for the restaurant. BUT, it just doesn’t have to be this way!One option new restaurant owners should most definitely is buying used. You can potentially save even more money by buying used at one of our restaurant equipment auctions happening every two weeks! You’ll be amazed at the quality equipment you can find.We at Kohn-Megibow Company have compiled four things you should know before buying used restaurant equipment. Take a look!

1.     An auction house is the best place to buy from.
While you can always purchase used restaurant equipment from places like Craigslist or eBay, you won’t really know what you’re getting until it is mailed to you. At an auction house, you’re able to look, touch and feel what you’re purchasing before you actually buy it.

On top of this, restaurant equipment auction houses in Southern California like Kohn-Megibow Company check, service and clean our inventory. If you purchase equipment from another type of source, you don’t know how great the quality of the product will be. But at Kohn-Megibow Company, you can expect all our used restaurant to be of a higher quality and standard.

2.     Used restaurant equipment is safe.
Whether it is large restaurant equipment or small pots and pans needed, buying your restaurant equipment used is safe and will help you keep your start-up budget way down.

3.     Large restaurant equipment is built to last.
Most large-scale restaurant equipment such as gas ranges, ovens and fryers are designed to stand the test of time and take a lot of daily abuse. Some businesses may give theirs up because buttons, knobs and trays might be broken or missing. In other words, issues that really don’t affect the overall performance. You can save a great deal of money by buying used equipment and making minor repairs, or just using it as is.

4.     Buy from top-of-the-line brands.
It’s not uncommon for us to have top brands like Jade, Southbend, Hobart, Traulsen and True equipment at our auctions. Because you are buying used, you will have access to higher-end equipment at a fraction of the cost. This means expensive equipment that was once out of your price range is now something you can easily afford. Increase the value of your restaurant and space by purchasing top-of-the-line used restaurant equipment.

We hope you find these used restaurant equipment tips to be helpful. For more information about auctions and to see all upcoming auction dates, contact us today.

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