Why Your Foodservice Equipment Needs a Touchscreen

Renau provides foodservice equipment manufacturers with numerous touchscreen platforms.

Benefits of Touchscreen Displays on Foodservice Equipment

In the rapidly advancing world of technology, touchscreen displays have emerged as a game changer in various industries, including foodservice. While traditional push button controls still have a place, touchscreen displays are proving to be superior in many ways, revolutionizing the way food service equipment is operated and managed. From enhancing user experience to improving efficiency and customization, touchscreen displays are redefining the landscape of foodservice equipment controls.

Enhanced User Experience

One of the most significant advantages of touchscreen displays is the enhanced user experience they offer. Touchscreens provide a more intuitive and user friendly interface, allowing users to interact with the equipment in a manner similar to how they interact with their smart phones and tablets. The visual nature of touchscreen displays, combined with familiar gestures like tapping, swiping, and pinching, makes operating foodservice equipment more intuitive, even for those who are less tech savvy.

Flexibility & Customization

Touchscreen displays offer unparalleled flexibility and customization options. Unlike traditional push button controls, which are limited to a fixed set of functions and labels, touchscreen interfaces are easily reconfigurable to adapt to different tasks and user preferences. This allows kitchen staff to personalize the interface to match their work flow. This in turn provides quicker and easier access to frequently used functions and reduces the time spent navigating through menus.

Additionally, software updates can bring new features and functionalities to touchscreen equipped foodservice equipment, expanding its capabilities without the need for hardware changes. This ensures that the equipment remains up to date with the latest trends and industry requirements.

Space Efficiency & Design

Push button controls can often clutter the front panel of food service equipment. This is especially true when there are numerous functions to control. Touchscreen displays eliminate this issue by offering a clean and uncluttered design. With touchscreens, the same physical space can be used to display a wider range of options and information. Thereby eliminating the need for multiple buttons and switches. This not only improves the aesthetics of the equipment but also makes it easier for users to navigate through the various settings and controls.

Real Time Feedback & Data Visualization

Touchscreen displays provide an opportunity for real time feedback and data visualization, which is crucial in the food service industry. Operators and kitchen staff can monitor temperature, cooking time, and other critical parameters directly on the touchscreen, enabling them to make informed decisions quickly. Visualizing data in real time enhances precision, consistency, and food safety.

Moreover, some touchscreen equipped foodservice equipment can log and store data, allowing for detailed analysis and performance tracking over time. This data driven approach can lead to process optimization and quality improvement, benefiting both the food service establishment and its customers.

Remote Monitoring & Connectivity

Many touchscreen displays are equipped with connectivity features, enabling remote monitoring and control. This is particularly advantageous in large commercial kitchens or multi location setups where equipment maintenance and management can be challenging. Through connected touchscreens, equipment performance can be monitored remotely, and adjustments can be made without the need for on site intervention. This feature can lead to reduced down time, increased efficiency, and proactive maintenance.


Renau offers numerous touchscreen display platforms suitable for any food service equipment application. We provide full UI/UX design services along with control system design. Contact us today to incorporate a touchscreen into your next commercial kitchen equipment design!