Equipment Use & Optimization

Tips for Using Your Cook and Hold Oven

Tips for Using Your Cook and Hold Oven

Cook and hold ovens are an excellent addition to any kitchen looking to invest in equipment that can handle the tasks of many. With such versatility, cook and hold ovens give cooks the ability to multi-task while increasing food yields.


Convection Oven Basics

Convection Oven Basics

During your shopping endeavour, you’ll inevitably reach a crossroad between the standard oven versus convection ovens. Since the 1950s, convection ovens have made their way into restaurant kitchens around the world, and for good reason.


Blending Flavor and Function: Commercial Kitchen Blenders

Blending Flavor and Function: Commercial Kitchen Blenders

Commercial kitchen blenders can be used for a multitude of tasks. From pureeing sauces to blending up bar drinks, your restaurant likely stocks one of these appliances in each main area for quick, easy access. One of the largest trends this decade has shifted towards smoothies, catering to health nuts and flavor addicts alike. Smoothies can spice up a beverage menu while giving customers healthier options when it comes time for dessert. Setting themselves apart from other blended beverages, smoothies have become more than just a fad; they’re a trend that’s here to stay!



Specialty Warewashers

Specialty Warewashers

Warewashing equipment is essential for many restaurants, especially if you deal with high volume traffic. Here are a few specialty washers to keep in mind when shopping for the right warewashing unit for your restaurant!




Let's Toast to Toasters! Two Main Types of Commercial Toasters

Let's Toast to Toasters! Two Main Types of Commercial Toasters

Commercial toasters are ideal for foodservice businesses such as bakeries, delis, diners, restaurants, buffets and the like, as they are able to produce large amounts of bread products in a short amount of time. There are several different types of commercial toasters to choose from when shopping for a new appliance for your kitchen. Two of the major types of toasters are conveyor toasters and pop-up toasters. Each of these types of toasters has very different characteristics, so be sure to do your research before deciding which toaster is right for you and your kitchen!

Prepare Fondue Ingredients with Commercial Restaurant Equipment

Prepare Fondue Ingredients with Commercial Restaurant Equipment

Cheese simply makes everything taste better - pizza is sprinkled with parmesan, hamburgers topped with a slice of american and even cheesecake has this wonderful dairy product incorporated in its makeup. Fondue capitalizes on the idea that everything tastes better when dipped in cheese, and adding a little wine to the equation never hurts. If a culinary chef is looking to add some new items to the menu, he might consider the gooey world of fondue.




Alternate Uses for Restaurant Equipment - Conveyor Belt Technology

Alternate Uses for Restaurant Equipment - Conveyor Belt Technology

Restaurant equipment comes in many different shapes and sizes, and even among similar products, there can be distinct differences. There are always innovative and useful ways to utilize commercial restaurant equipment, especially in a high-paced setting. One such interesting piece of technology is the conveyor.




Making the Best Burgers with Charcoal or Gas Grills

Making the Best Burgers with Charcoal or Gas Grills

If you're a hamburger aficionado, you probably have a preference for using either a charcoal or a gas grill. Charcoal adds a unique taste to meat that some cooks love, while others prefer the convenience and flavor that only gas grills can produce. Professional chefs may favor charbroilers, which give them all the convenience of an outdoor grill inside the kitchen. Whatever your preference, here are a few tips to achieving the best burger at your next barbecue or event:




Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Commercial refrigerators are a standard in any collection of restaurant equipment. Refrigeration is a necessity of almost any kitchen if you want to keep food and liquids fresh for cooking.





Deck vs Convection Ovens

Deck vs Convection Ovens

Finding the right oven for your restaurant can boil down to details, especially for specialty shops. While convection ovens may seem like the all-around good choice (and typically they are), deck ovens are designed to support a business focused on baking pizza-shop items.








Commercial Smokers

Commercial Smokers

Smokers can be used as a cooking preparation tool for a variety of kitchen items. With such versatility, most any ingredient in the kitchen is up for grabs!

Cheese Melters vs Salamanders

Cheese Melters vs Salamanders

When it comes to specialty broilers, those with light broiling needs may find themselves faced with confusion. Cheese melters and salamander broilers are both great finishing tools for those who need to melt items at low temperatures over fully-cooked products. So what’s the big difference?

What You Need to Know about Portable Cooktops

Restaurants with catering capabilities especially can benefit from the addition of portable cookware, although brick-and-mortar establishments can also reap the benefits of cooktops that can be stowed away if not used often.

3 Hacks for Your Panini Grill

Grilled panini sandwiches have been making their way into our modern-day culture, cuisines, and bellies since 1956. Traditionally, freshly-pressed and grilled sandwiches hot off a panini grill utilize ciabatta, rosetta, or baguette sliced bread with any number of fillings for a toasted lunch or dinner entree. But as tastebuds evolve and creativity is given precedence in the restaurant industry, panini grills have become more than just a sandwich-pressing machine. Here are 5 hacks that you can use with your panini grill.





Blender Basics

Blender Basics

Blenders are used around the commercial kitchen to create a variety of dishes and menu items. From smoothies to sauces, blenders are a great tool for spicing up your menu and improving customer satisfaction.


A Baker's Job Is Easier With Countertop Ovens

A Baker's Job Is Easier With Countertop Ovens

All cooks know that the key to their success often relies on having access to the right restaurant equipment. For bakers, that means having the right kinds of commercial ovens.



Certain Restaurant Equipment Can Make A Cheesy Dish More Enjoyable

Certain Restaurant Equipment Can Make A Cheesy Dish More Enjoyable

Americans are fascinated with cheese. Any meal can be made better just by throwing on some extra cheddar.

Join The Burger Craze With A Commercial Range

Join The Burger Craze With A Commercial Range

If you are a restaurant owner, you should consider crafting a menu with a wide array of burger options.

Bake The Perfect Meal With A Convection Oven

Bake The Perfect Meal With A Convection Oven

There are many qualities of a restaurant that are under scrutiny in these cases. In many ways, having the proper restaurant equipment can help guarantee that every item is cooked to perfection.

Fry More Than Fries

Fry More Than Fries

While the carnival may have you believing that the only sweet treats coming out of a fryer are deep-fried Oreos or Twinkies, deep frying doesn't always have to mean an unhealthy indulgence.

Never Underestimate The Microwave Oven

Never Underestimate The Microwave Oven

Successful restaurants have a wide array of equipment options to choose from when preparing meals for their guests.

Convection Frying with a Combi Oven

Convection Frying with a Combi Oven

Using your convection setting on a combi oven can give you healthier cooking options for your menu items.


You Can Use Fryers For A Lot More Than You Would Think

You Can Use Fryers For A Lot More Than You Would Think

Most restaurants include a deep fryer among their restaurant equipment. But not all of them use the fast cooking it provides to its full potential. The french fries served with the burger menu and the buffalo wing appetizers are the typical items on any menu. Many restaurants never use the fryer to create innovative and unique dishes for their customers.

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