With the cost of new commercial coffee machines so high, buying a used AKA “refurbished” machine is becoming increasingly popular. Not only does this allow for more people to have access to a quality, professional-grade coffee machine that may otherwise be out of their price range, it is also an environmentally conscious choice that reduces the number of new components that need to be manufactured and ultimately discarded.
A refurbished commercial coffee machine will have been extensively overhauled, usually by a qualified engineer, to bring it back to its original condition. This will include a thorough cleaning process to remove any build-up, replacing broken or worn parts and respraying the machine so it looks brand new. Pest control will be carried out as well if required, including removing the outer casing and checking for signs of rodent or insect infestation such as droppings or nests.
Brewing Excellence on a Budget: The Pros and Cons of Refurbished Commercial Coffee Machines
When choosing a refurbished espresso machine, it’s important to check the seller’s credentials and reputation before making a purchase. It’s best to choose a reseller with factory-trained technicians that are familiar with the machines and how they are put together.
When looking for a refurbished coffee machine it is also worth considering whether they offer a warranty, what it covers and how long it lasts. Additionally, shipping costs can be a major component of the overall price of a machine so you need to factor this in when comparing prices. In many cases, a good refurbishing seller will cover the shipping costs but it’s always worth asking.