Save Money with Used Restaurant Equipment from Burkett

Last updated on December 11th, 2023 at 10:49 am

Used commercial restaurant equipment is what got us started in this industry. Today Burkett is one of the largest and most reputable dealers of refurbished restaurant equipment in the U.S.

It’s been our specialty since 1977!

In the years since, we’ve created our own reconditioning process to bring you the best used equipment on the market, for the best value.

How Does Used Equipment Become Burkett Certified?

Upon arrival, we power wash and clean each unit in our dedicated cleaning booth. Next, our service technicians diagnose internal damage, and replace any necessary parts. Finally, we repair any cosmetic damage.

Once it’s functioning properly, each piece of used restaurant equipment is plugged in, and runs for an extended period of time before it’s available to be sold.

For example, our used cooking equipment is put through a series of rigorous tests before it reaches our showroom.

We carefully monitor the heating elements and consistency of heat distributed.

Cooking products are only as good as their efficiency and dependability, so it needs to work right, every time.

Our service team gives the same care to each item that comes through our doors. Thanks to their attention to detail and dedicated work, the team has a 95% quality control average.

Check out our blog on what makes these items Burkett Certified, for a more detailed look into the reconditioning process.

What Makes Used Restaurant Equipment a Good Value?

Buying commercial restaurant equipment is a big decision. If you’re replacing a broken unit, or expanding your business, used equipment could be right for you!

Before you decide whether or not to buy reconditioned restaurant equipment, here are some things you might consider:

  • Function: Replacing dirty or damaged parts can make a used item function like new. Years of consistent use, residue build-up, and general wear and tear impacts the way a unit functions. We test each item carefully to assess the internal components.
  • Reliability: Broken equipment brings food service to a standstill. That’s why we test each unit in field-like conditions before it’s available for sale. Depending on the item, this testing period could last up to 24 hours to simulate constant use.
  • Appearance: Once an item is functioning properly, we shift focus to its exterior. Repairing any dents, damaged shelves, lighting, or paint means that each item looks great in a commercial kitchen and is easy to keep clean.
  • Cost: Condition, age, and repairs determine the final cost of each piece of used restaurant equipment. With our in-house restoration program, we sell reliable units at a great value.

Does Burkett Have what I Need?

At Burkett, we carry a wide range of reconditioned restaurant equipment. From ice machines and refrigeration, to cooking and hot holding units, our inventory is constantly changing as we add new items daily.

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We currently have more than 120 pieces of used restaurant equipment in stock at our Perrysburg, Ohio showroom and online at

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