Why Genuine OEM Parts Are The Best Choice

/ Commercial Kitchen Parts, Restaurant Equipment / July 21

Parts Town supplies only genuine OEM replacement parts, period.

OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning your part is approved for use in your equipment by the manufacturer and is designed specifically to function properly. OEM is the best way to ensure performance, safety, and efficiency.

You could save a few bucks on an aftermarket part, but consider the cost of your restaurant equipment: is it worthwhile to save a few dollars up front if you’ll have to spend a lot more in the future?

Here are some reasons to choose OEM parts:


  • Reliability: OEM parts are designed specifically for your equipment for maximum performance and longevity. Furthermore, they maintain agency approvals from groups like UL, CSA, and NSF International.

  • Safety: You never know when a small difference will have huge consequences. Why put your employees and business at risk for an accident or injury caused by non-OEM parts?

  • Warranty Protection: Using non-OEM parts will often void your warranty, which could cost you a lot if repairs are needed. Furthermore, many OEM parts come with a factory warranty period of their own.

  • Energy Savings: Genuine OEM parts are designed to manufacturers’ exact equipment specifications, so they work more efficiently and can save energy over time.

Be wary when browsing online: some websites use terms like “OE quality parts,” “original parts,” or even include OEM part numbers from manufacturers to imply they are providing genuine OEM replacement parts, when the fine print on their site proves otherwise.

Some sites may claim aftermarket restaurant parts have equal quality standards to OEM parts. Remember the adage, “you get what you pay for.” There’s a reason aftermarket parts are less expensive than OEM parts, and it’s not because aftermarket parts dealers are feeling generous.

Don’t be duped: Parts Town will always sell only genuine OEM parts because we’re committed to providing customers only the best for their business.

Be safe. Be smart. Use only OEM parts.


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