Beyond the Sticker Price: Life Cycle Costing

Published by Restaurant Facility Management Association


Food service equipment can be very expensive, but the purchase price is usually just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true cost to own and operate appliances. Understanding the lifecycle cost of a piece of equipment is the only way to make a truly informed and financially wise purchasing decision. Fortunately, there are some very powerful and free online tools that can be used to estimate the real cost of ownership for foodservice equipment.

Richard Young
Richard is the senior engineer and director of education at the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), a publicly funded research facility that studies and promotes energy and water efficiency in commercial food service. Trained as an electrical...More
Janel Rupp

Originally Published

October 2, 2015

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Beyond the Sticker Price: Life Cycle Costing - Video
  • Beyond the Sticker Price: Life Cycle Costing - Audio
  • Beyond the Sticker Price: Life Cycle Costing - Slide Handout
  • Qualifying Convection Ovens - Paper
  • Webinar Worksheet - Paper

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