Tips on Buying Second Hand Ovens

If you want to make great pies but have a limited budget on the equipment, the solution you could probably think of is to buy a second hand oven. It's not a bad idea but there are risks to be invovled with. Eliminate those risks by being smart about decision making, which could be made within this simple guideline: 

1. Buying second hand equipment from a stranger makes the risks higher than usual. If it is inevitable, then know the seller first and check backgrounds if necessary. The reputation of the seller indicates his guarantees and if the oven really works as advertised. 

2. Know the reason for selling the oven. Some scammers may be able to fool other buyers as most of the time, they sell the equipment because of a damage. Reasons for selling may either be because of the business closing down, remodeling the house and having no use for it anymore or simply because he/she wants to upgrade the oven. If the last reason is given, take that as a red flag that there are possibilities that the oven is faulty. 

3. Second hand ovens may save you money for now but in the future, it may not save you money at all. New ovens are given warranties, credits and free installation fees that will not only save you time but a lot of money and energy! 

4. Have certain standards and make sure these standards are met before you buy the equipment. It's only a good deal when the second hand material could do a lot for you.

5. Do your homework and research the type of ovens or the different results that these equipment bring before you buy it. This way, you will be able to avoid spending double as expectations are met. 

Posted by Diane Araga, on November 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM