New vs. Used Commercial Bakery Equipment for Sale

New vs. Used Commercial Bakery Equipment for Sale

We offer a wide variety of used and refurbished industrial bakery equipment from well-known manufacturers and suppliers. Our inventory includes used and refurbished food processing and packaging equipment from over 400 renowned brands. Some of these brands are Hobart, Stein, Daniels, Seydelmann, Rheon, Mueller, Fomaco, Peerless, and more -- most of which have been producing high-quality machines for well over 50 years. Such companies strive for operational excellence and reliability with specializations in areas including maintenance-free operation, customization, innovation, safety, and sanitation.

When in the market for used bakery equipment, you may also be considering if new equipment would better suit your needs. There are pros and cons going in either direction, and the ultimate decision comes down to personal preference and circumstance. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you want to save money?
  • Do you need the equipment ASAP?
  • Do you have a specific or trusted brand or model in mind?

If you answered “yes” to any of the initial questions, then you may be the perfect candidate for the used bakery equipment Equipment Exchange has to offer.

Why You Should Consider Buying Refurbished Bakery Equipment | New vs. Used Bakery Equipment

Purchasing new equipment has one obvious advantage: it’s new. However, depending on the type of equipment, it’s a bit like buying a car. The minute it leaves the showroom, its value dramatically decreases. Bigger, pricier pieces of commercial bakery equipment -- such as mixers, sifters, and bakers racks -- are also a good deal when purchased used. Gas ranges, one of the most expensive pieces of commercial kitchen equipment you’ll have to buy, usually have very long life spans and should definitely be considered buying used. Things to consider when deciding to purchase new versus used bakery equipment include:

  • You want the assurance of having a warranty on your purchased item(s) while saving you money
  • You don’t want to worry about potential defects or issues.
  • The equipment will be available immediately
  • You want to choose from a wider selection of customizable equipment.
  • You may be able to find a piece of equipment that is no longer manufactured

You Want the Assurance of Having a Warranty on your Purchased Item(s) while Saving you Money

New equipment typically comes with a warranty or the option to purchase a warranty on it for a significant number of years following the transaction. This way, you won’t have to worry about any malfunctions or issues that may arise, and you may ultimately save money on any needed repairs. Naturally, the number one reason why people opt to buy used items rather than new items is to save money.  Buying anything slightly used or even refurbished will typically save you a great deal.

You Don't Want to Worry about Potential Defects or Issues

Any used equipment has the potential of being dated and heavily used prior to your ownership of that equipment. When buying new, you don’t have to worry about any preexisting problems with the machinery. Compare it to buying a new car vs. a used car: there is a comfort in knowing you are the first person to own and use a product that you will need to rely on for years to come.

The Equipment will be Available Immediately

A significant amount of large, industrial bakery and food manufacturing equipment is made to order.  That means you can be looking at a long waiting period for delivery and installation. Is time a pressing factor?  Do you need a product as soon as possible due to equipment failure? Are you facing rapidly approaching deadlines for opening or expanding business operations?  Rather than adjusting your planned schedule to account for delivery time, purchasing pre-owned and readily available equipment will translate into additional profit, on top of immediate savings.

You Want to Choose from a Wider Selection of Customizable Equipment

New equipment can be custom made to fit specific needs that used equipment may not meet.  It goes without saying that new equipment inventories are more diverse and inclusive than used equipment inventories, with specific brands, makes and models available for order. New equipment also may offer the latest in cutting edge technology.  Innovation can offer many advantages in production output; it can be the most efficient option for production in terms of cost and time, and it can also improve the overall quality of the product.

You May be able to Find a Piece of Equipment that is no Longer Manufactured

Personal preference is an important factor to consider. You may have certain machinery that you have worked with and relied on for years. There is always a chance that it is outdated or simply not produced anymore. Adapting to change is never easy, but the good news is, you may not have to change. Look into our inventory and see what you can find. Recognizable brands that have been around for years tend to have a well-renowned reputation regarding their reliability - “They just don’t make things like they used to!”

Equipment Exchange: Your Used Commercial Bakery Equipment Supplier

At Equipment Exchange, we refurbish and recondition our used equipment. Refurbished equipment is often more reliable than “used” equipment, as the products include many new parts, and are typically considered to be on par with the quality of new equipment, with a lower price tag. Both refurbished and reconditioned equipment are great options to have if you are looking to ensure quality and great value.