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Combi-Oven: Is it right for me?

Combi-Oven: Is it right for me?

Ovens are central to any restaurant kitchen, but many oversee the potential in a combi-oven for their operations. When space is limited - and most restaurants can relate - the ideal piece of equipment can do the work of two or more traditional counterparts. By combining convection ovens and their steamer counterparts, combi-ovens have worked their way onto the list of one of the most influential and innovative pieces of commercial kitchen equipment. While no appliance is perfect, the combi-oven comes close.


Steam Kettles: What Works for Me?

Steam Kettles: What Works for Me?

Steam kettles are an essential piece of equipment for any high-volume restaurant operation, but many are unsure of how to decide on the right one for their business. Because of the importance of incorporating a steam kettle into your daily operations, it’s essential to choosing the right model for your restaurant.

Making Waffles Has Never Been Easier than with a Commercial Waffle Maker

Making Waffles Has Never Been Easier than with a Commercial Waffle Maker

What better breakfast is there than a hot waffle smothered in butter and maple syrup? Or a brunch with a fluffy Belgian waffle covered in whipped cream and strawberries? Or even a delicious dinner of chicken and waffles? Well, none of these would be possible without the help of a waffle maker.



The Restaurant Equipment That Your Restaurant Needs To Stay In Business

The Restaurant Equipment That Your Restaurant Needs To Stay In Business

If you're a baker, you know that there's never enough time in the day to tackle everything that's on the agenda.

Why Should You Get A Roll-In Oven?

Why Should You Get A Roll-In Oven?

Fresh baked bread is more than enough reason to choose one restaurant over another, and certainly would raise your standing in the eyes of your customers. Other baked goods can help your image as well, but it does take up time and space that you might need for making actual meals.

The Showdown: The Convection Oven vs. A Regular Commercial Oven

The Showdown: The Convection Oven vs. A Regular Commercial Oven

Space is often tight in restaurants, and money can be as well. When looking for a new oven, the question of whether to go with a standard commercial oven or a convection oven can cause some shoppers to stop in their tracks.

Gas Equipment Extras: Are They Worth the Investment?

Gas Equipment Extras: Are They Worth the Investment?

There are many solutions to these issues with your gas equipment that you should consider to lessen the possibility of a problem!


Project Advice / Induction vs. Gas

This article is aimed at the newcomer planning to open a restaurant or similar food service related business. However, there are items touched on that make it a worthwhile read even for veteran operators.

Flat vs Char Grill

Flat vs Char Grill

While one is not necessarily better than the other, there are a few things to consider when making the decision between flat and char grills.




Equipment Must-Haves

Equipment Must-Haves

Outfitting your kitchen with the right equipment is essential for an efficient work environment. Keep your kitchen equipment simple yet versatile with these must-haves!




Top vs Bottom Mount Refrigeration

Top vs Bottom Mount Refrigeration

Your refrigerator might arguably be the most important piece of equipment in your kitchen. There are pros and cons to both top and bottom mounted units, so finding which balance suits your restaurant best is the key to choosing the right refrigerator for you.







Should I Consider an Induction Range if I Have Natural Gas?

Should I Consider an Induction Range if I Have Natural Gas?

While the initial cost of an electrical unit may have been enticing, the fact of the matter is that over time, gas trumps financially. With the introduction of the induction burner, the tables may have turned!


Convection vs Standard Ovens

Convection vs Standard Ovens

Ovens are a focal point for any kitchen, and choosing the right one for your restaurant can improve efficiency and help boost profits! You'll inevitably come to the crossroad between convection and standard ovens, so what's the big difference? 

Not Your Regular Water Cooler

Not Your Regular Water Cooler

The standard water cooler might not be an office icon like it used to be, but countertop ice makers and water dispensers can be a great, eco-friendly addition to your restaurant.

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

The benefits of making a combi unit a part of your cooking arsenal will open up many doors for your menu planning thereby enhancing your repertoire of cooking feats.

Steamed menu items are becoming popular as the health craze becomes more of a traditional player rather than a trendy fad. A steamer will do just that…steam foods.  Frozen or raw products can be prepared and will result with the expected steam finish.  Of course, foods once cooked in a steamer and stored in the “food bank” refrigerator can be reconstituted by the same unit to a perfect serving temperature . However, it will still have the same steam finish result.  If that fits the bill, then a steamer would work just fine for you.


Gas vs Electric Fryer

Gas vs Electric Fryer

For many, fryers are a keystone piece of equipment in the kitchen. Many fast casual and fine dining establishments alike make regular use of their deep fryer. They offer their visitors from crisping potato wedges to cooking chicken tenders. So, it comes at no surprise that choosing the right type of fryer for your restaurant can be pivotal. The age-old differences between gas and electric show no exception when it comes to fryers. So, choosing between the two can boost productivity and enhance efficiency in your restaurant’s kitchen.

Analyzing the differences that gas and electric fryers present can help you decide which one is right for your needs. Here are some key points to look at!

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