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Pricing and Costs of Tortilla Equipment

Jennifer Ehlenfeldt

Keep your needs and budget in mind when purchasing a commercial tortilla machine

If you have recently started looking at the pricing and costs of tortilla equipment, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the choices and wide range of prices. If your budget is tight, but you really want to keep your customers coming back for your great tasting fresh tortillas, keep your eyes open for good quality tortilla makers with even better prices.

Depending on your needs for tortilla equipment, you may be able to purchase a used model to meet your needs and still produce outstanding tortillas. If tortillas only make up a small portion of your average sales, you may not need a top-of-the line model with all the bells and whistles. Look for a lower cost model or smaller machine to put in your kitchen. Get individual presses for under $50, or find compact machines that will only set you back a few hundred dollars instead of the large, commercial models that can cost upwards of $20,000.

1. Buy quality equipment if the tortilla is a staple of your restaurant.

2. Save money buying used tortilla equipment if a new model isn't in your budget.

3. Keep extras in mind when purchasing tortilla equipment.

Choose to purchase all new tortilla equipment

Whether you own a restaurant or you're in the tortilla making business, your tortilla equipment is probably the most important equipment you'll buy. Make sure you find good quality equipment by buying from reputable dealers who offer warranties, parts and even on-site servicing. Purchase commercial machines at prices ranging from $1,000 to over $10,000 depending on the size and quality of the machine. Buy individual tortilla presses to use in smaller restaurants for anywhere from about $20 to $200.

Find bargain prices for your tortilla equipment

Tortilla machines can last a long time. Just because a restaurant or business goes out of business doesn't mean its equipment is any less useful. If your budget doesn't allow for the purchase of new equipment, find tortilla machines at liquidator sales, restaurant auctions or even new manufactures that refurbish equipment.

Prepare to spend on extras for your tortilla makers

If you need to purchase parts for any tortilla equipment, you'll want to start by contacting the manufacturer of the equipment your purchased. If you bought your equipment used, or are looking for accessories to go with the tortillas machines you already have, find a good supplier of accessories and parts.

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Jennifer Ehlenfeldt