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Frequent Questions

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  Does Server have a printed catalog or supporting literature like brochures or spec sheets?

Yes, and no. Our product catalog has gone completely digital. However, there are several brochures addressing equipment needs by food served (high-volume serving solutions, beverage program equipment) or specific market type such as Colleges & Schools or items pertaining to equipment specifiers that are available in both print and digital.

Digital brochures are listed on our Resouces page when the Media Type of Brochures is choosen; choose the order form to place an order for printed copies.



  How do I know how old my equipment is?

Series Label Explained

  Where is the Model and Part Number on my Server product?

Electrical Units | instrument panel side or bottom of the base
Pumps | lid
Stations | back panel or bottom of base

  What is the minimum order amount?

There is a $15.00 Net minimum order.

  What are my payment options?

In most cases, Server Products is able to extend terms of Net 30 billing to companies that buy in larger volumes and have successfully applied for credit.

Those with infrequent purchasing habits may be asked to pay with a credit card. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

  Why doesn't the plunger on my pump return to the starting position?

Most plunger problems are due to either a missing washer or a broken/missing spring.

The washer is necessary to compress the spring. If this piece is missing, your plunger will not return. To order a washer, reference part number 82015.

A well-used spring can become worn out or broken. When this happens, you may notice the plunger does not return as it should. Please check your owners manual, or contact us, for the part number you will need to reference in ordering your replacement part.

  What does your warranty cover?

Server products are backed by a 2-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects (material or workmanship).

  What is the labor rate for repair service?

The repair labor rate is $65.00 per hour - as of June 1, 2014.

  Why can't I return electrical components?

For liability reasons, we are unable accept returns for electrical components such as thermostats, heating elements, or thermal cut-offs.

  How long will it take to ship my order?

In many cases we are able to ship within 48 hours of receiving an order. We will return an expected lead time, if your order is unusually large; which is perfectly okay.

  What is Server Products' FOB terms?

FOB-Origin and FOB-Richfield WI

  What does FOB mean?

FOB stands for Free On Board which is a term that is used with an identified physical location to determine 1) the point at which title for the shipment passes from the seller (Server Products) to the buyer AND 2) the responsibility and basis for payment of freight charges.

  What does FOB-Origin mean?

The buyer assumes title and control of the goods the moment the carrier signs the Bill of Lading. They, the buyer assumes risk of transportation and is entitled to route the shipment. Lastly, the buyer is responsible for filing claims of loss or damage.

  Who pays the freight charges when terms are FOB-Origin?

FOB location terms may qualified by modifers. The modifier determines the payment of the transportation charges. Modifiers denote nothing about the title of the goods or filing of the claims. The 2 most common modifiers are COLLECT and PREPAID & ADD.

  If Server Products requires FOB-Origin, what are my options and what do they mean?

FOB ORIGIN - Buyer pays freight charges, Buyer bears freight charges, Buyer owns goods in transit, and buyer files claims (if any). *

FOB ORIGIN, freight collect - Buyer pays freight charges, Buyer bears freight charges, Buyer owns goods in transit, and Buyer files claims (if any). *

FOB ORIGIN, freight prepaid - Seller pays freight charges, Seller bears freight charges, Buyer owns goods in transit, and Buyer files claims (if any). * 

FOB ORIGIN, freight prepaid & add - Seller pays freight charges, Buyer bears freight charges, Buyer owns goods in transit, and Buyer files claims (if any). *

*Server Products will always provide assistance to any customer needing to file loss or damage claims.

  Why does Server only use FOB Origin terms?

If there is obvious damage that is not noted by the receiver or if the packaging is destroyed by the receiver, there is no way to substantiate that the damage ocurred in shipment. Only the receiver has control over these factors. Server Products does not.

  Why does my pump leak around the locking collar?

The locking collar is not designed to seal in your food product. If you have this problem, it is due to a problem with your seal assembly. A properly working seal assembly prevents your food product from entering the large cylinder. Seal failure has 3 main causes: worn out, missing or installed upside down.

  What do those certification icons mean?

Certifications Defined

You’ve probably seen the NSF and UL labels while shopping for restaurant equipment (and many other products) before. And you probably already have an idea that they represent information about sanitation and safety. But many people, especially those who are new to the industry, may not realize the importance of these small icons on a product. Armed with knowledge about the meanings of these symbols, business owners can make an educated decision about products that will greatly impact their business.


NSF Certification 

NSF International (formerly known as the National Sanitation Foundation) is an independent, organization that certifies food service equipment and ensures it is designed and constructed in a way that promotes food safety. NSF approved equipment is designed to follow health department rules and helps operators improve inspection scoring.

NSF Food Equipment Certification is a product level certification that addresses the acceptable sanitation requirements for equipment and materials intended for commercial foodservice. NSF Certification is not a one-time activity. The certification programs require regular on-site inspections of the manufacturing facilities and periodic re-testing, as required by policies.

NSF Certified Rethermalizer

This is an additional level of testing done by NSF that is indicated on our product descriptions with our own icon. It applies to our food warmers that pass the NSF test for rethermalization, which is to ensure food is quickly heated to a safe temperature before bacteria has an opportunity to grow. If you're wondering about the symbol itself, it was home grown by our marketing department; there is no "official icon" set by NSF.


cULus Listed Certification |

The UL Listing Mark is one of the most common UL Marks. If a product carries this Mark, it means UL found that representative product samples met UL's safety requirements. These requirements are primarily based on UL's own published standards for safety. This type of Mark is seen commonly on appliances and computer equipment, furnaces and heaters, fuses, electrical panel boards, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems, personal flotation devices, bullet resistant glass, and thousands of other products.

There are three variations of UL's Listing Mark: one used only in the United States, one used only in Canada and one for both the United States and Canada. The C-UL Mark is applied to products for the Canadian market. The products with this type of Mark have been evaluated to Canadian safety requirements, which may be somewhat different from U.S. safety requirements. The optional C-UL-US Mark indicates compliance with both Canadian and U.S. requirements. UL encourages those manufacturers with products certified for both countries to use this combined Mark, but they may continue using separate UL Marks for the United States and Canada.


CE Certification |

The CE symbol placed on a product means that the manufacturer or person placing the product on the market or putting it into service claims that the unit meets all essential requirements of the relevant European Directive within the European Economic Area.

  I want to make custom graphics. Do you have a template or guidelines?

Templates for branding Server dispensers

Branded decals can coordinate your store theme, identify product or create excitment. Quite a bit of our equipment is manufactured with magnetic stainless steel, which makes application a breeze.

The most commonly requested models by operators, chains and fun food people are on our Templates page. If what you need isn't shown, let us know and we'll supply a template to precisely fit your Server product.