Need Help! How do you evaluate a used commercial oven?
Hi everyone. I am considering buying a used commercial gas convection oven, so I wanted to ask if anyone has advice when it comes to evaluating used ovens? There are a number of equipment places in my area that sell used. But a lot of the stuff I see are in poor condition if judging by looks. They say that they will refurbish so don't be fooled by the appearance. But it's difficult to determine if something is good value when from the outside it doesn't look that good (even when you're told that it's going to be refurbished). I don't care much about outside appearance to say the truth, but I just want to make sure that the equipment works well, the temperature inside corresponds to what is indicated in the dial, there are minimal hotspots, etc. Is there some way to know these things just by visual inspection? I'm really quite lost on this one. Any comments would be much appreciated. Thanks.