Don’t Sacrifice Your Ice Machine Maintenance

Don’t Sacrifice Your Ice Machine Maintenance

When it comes to Commercial Ice Machines, cleanliness is no joke. But what does that mean and why is it such a big deal?

Converting Your Walk-In Freezer to a Cooler

Converting Your Walk-In Freezer to a Cooler

Your walk-in freezer can be refurbished into a walk-in cooler to reflect your restaurant’s needs, but it’s a little more complicated than simply turning up the temperature. Have a look at these tips to see if changing your freezer to a cooler is do’able and appropriate for your restaurant.

Servicing Your Small Equipment

Servicing Your Small Equipment

While the large units in your kitchen are typically focal points that get a lot of TLC, it’s the smaller pieces of commercial equipment that can sometimes get left on the back-burner when it comes to maintenance and cleaning.


Refrigerator Repair and Maintenance

Refrigerator Repair and Maintenance

Refrigerators are a costly investment for any restaurant, so knowing how to properly maintain them is key to getting the most out of their life. Here are a few tips for repair and maintenance of your kitchen’s commercial refrigerator.







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.


Soft Serve Machines: Performing Routine Maintenance

Soft Serve Machines: Performing Routine Maintenance

Here are a few maintenance tips for your soft serve machine as reviewed and confirmed by Jeff Resnick with Spaceman USA.



Hot Food Holding Cabinets Maintenance

Hot Food Holding Cabinets Maintenance

Knowing how to maintain your cabinet while having the ability to detect signs of breakdown can help ensure that your hot food holding cabinet is functioning efficiently and safely. 



How to Use a Walk-In Freezer

How to Use a Walk-In Freezer

Walk-in freezers are an essential part of any well-run kitchen. There are many items that just can't be found locally and fresh, which means you need a place to keep them stored. The use of a walk-in freezer helps save room in the kitchen, so you won't have to sacrifice precious counter space or room for other restaurant equipment.



How to Keep your Commercial Refrigerator Running

How to Keep your Commercial Refrigerator Running

A commercial refrigerator is a significant investment for any restaurant or food service facility. It's important to practice regular maintenance so that you get as much use out of your equipment as possible - and don't find yourself replacing it too often.



Tips for Keeping Your Commercial Refrigerator Organized

Tips for Keeping Your Commercial Refrigerator Organized

If you work in a commercial kitchen, it probably grieves you to stop and think about the amount of wasted food that's thrown away each day because it was left to spoil. While this can sometimes be an unavoidable eventuality, there are steps you can take to reduce the amount of waste that occurs in your kitchen - starting with the refrigerator.








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.





How to Organize Your Walk in Cooler or Freezer

How to Organize Your Walk in Cooler or Freezer

In order to maintain a hygienic establishment and cut down on wasted food, it's important for restaurant owners to ensure that their walk in coolers and freezers are well organized. When this doesn't happen, cross-contamination can occur, older items can be pushed to the back (where they'll no doubt expire before they're used) and cooks can waste precious service time looking for the items that they need.




The Basics of Ice Machine Maintenance

The Basics of Ice Machine Maintenance

An ice machine is a significant investment for any establishment, whether it's a restaurant, hotel or office. If you'd like to see your investment pay off and be able to go on presenting your patrons with chilled offerings, it's important that you stay on top of the machine's maintenance and repair.




Did You Know: Dough Sheeters Cleaning

Did You Know: Dough Sheeters Cleaning

Kitchen space is a commodity for many restaurants, so investing in equipment that can do the job of several pieces of machinery can save precious space while cutting costs. From bakeries to pizzerias, restaurants should consider investing in a dough sheeter to boost production and decrease labor costs.

Chemical vs. Hot Water Sanitizing

Chemical vs. Hot Water Sanitizing

When it comes to investing in the right glass washer for your restaurant, there are two main options to consider: chemical versus hot water sanitizing. Choosing between chemical and hot water sanitizing glass washers is based on your individual restaurant’s needs, so let’s have a look at some of the main differences

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The Many Uses of a Braising Pan with Recipes

Another plus is that cuts of meat you would otherwise avoid and which typically cost less because they are harder to work with, can in fact be made into delicious meals through the braising method in a proper braising pan.

Tips for Keeping Your Griddle 'Like New'

For many breakfast-style eateries and other types of restaurant that use a griddle as a focal point in their kitchen, servicing their commercial griddle should be one of the top priorities. Indeed, a breakdown of this unit can close your shop indefinitely, so take care to follow a few of these tips when servicing your commercial griddle. 





Servicing Your Garbage Disposal

While many restaurants are making the switch to composting and other types of food waste disposal, the fact of the matter is that traditional garbage disposals are still likely here to stay in order to keep sinks free of large pieces of food waste that may sink to the bottom and make their way into the plumbing systems.



Know When to Replace Your Beverage Dispenser

While regular maintenance can help extend the life of your beverage dispenser, the fact of the matter is that everything, in due time, will wear and tear and become either too costly to repair or too outdated to fit in with your evolving commercial kitchen. Here are some signs that could signify that it’s time to replace your beverage dispenser.



Refrigerated Prep Table Maintenance

Refrigerated prep tables are pivotal for many restaurant kitchens, giving employees the ability to utilize the benefits of a refrigerated area and a prep area in one. To extend the life of your refrigerated prep table as well as ensure a safe work environment, regular maintenance is the key.



Is It Time to Replace Your Refrigerated Merchandiser?

Your refrigerated merchandiser is meant to capture the attention of your customers and reel in some impulse buys, but if it’s catching their attention in all the wrong ways due to its broken-down appearance, then it may be time to replace.



Servicing Your Steamer Unit

Ensuring that you’re servicing your steamer unit correctly can extend its life and keep it functioning efficiently for the duration. Here are 5 servicing tips for your commercial steamer. 




Keeping Your Flat Top Commercial Grill Clean And Serviceable

Keeping Your Flat Top Commercial Grill Clean And Serviceable

Keeping a commercial grill clean can be a challenging endeavor, especially when burned food is allowed to sit on the grill top and become caked on.

4 Methods of Maintaining Stainless Steel in Your Commercial Kitchen

4 Methods of Maintaining Stainless Steel in Your Commercial Kitchen

Most items of commercial kitchen equipment at CKitchen and commercial kitchens around the world is comprised primarily of one material: stainless steel. Due to its anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties, stainless steel has become a material of choice for many equipment manufacturers.



Cleaning and Maintaining Stainless Steel

Cleaning and Maintaining Stainless Steel

Known for its durability and quality, stainless steel is the choice material for many pieces of equipment ranging from sinks to ovens to refrigeration units. To extend its life, routine cleaning and maintenance is the key


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