Are They Well Known? – Typically, if a bakery equipment supplier is well known, it is because they have taken the time to offer quality products and make their customers happy. Start by researching the more well known companies. Buying products from more obscure suppliers can be risky. They don't have as much to lose by offering you poor service.
Read Reviews Online – Find reviews from previous customers and see what other customers have had to say about the suppliers service, product quality, return policy and warranty maintenance.
Find Out About Energy Efficiency – See what types of energy efficient products they offer. You can save quite a bit of money over the long run by purchasing more energy efficient appliances to start with. See if the appliances they have for sale are energy start rated. This will give you a good idea of how energy efficient their equipment is. Compare energy efficiency when you are comparing prices.
Compare Return Policies – Its much safer, even if the equipment is a little pricier, to work with a company that has a solid return policy. You can lose thousands of dollars by buying equipment that ends up not working for what you need and then having to replace it. If a company is picky about what equipment they will return, that could end up costing you a fortune.
Find Out About The Quality of Their Products – See what brands they offer and then find reviews online of other products from that same brand. Avoid companies that carry low quality brands.