Depending on the type of unit you’re purchasing, there are likely a few options in terms of size and capacity available. There are a few ways to categorize the size/capacity of a unit:
While you should always look for the Energy Star label, there are new energy efficient ventless dishwashers on the market that are also worth considering. Typically, traditional dishwashers have a vent to expel the warm air from the system after washing cycles, requiring your kitchen to have a hood. Each cycle operates independently of one another, but the energy efficient ventless dishwashers have found a way to not only utilize the output vapor and heat from cycles but to also reduce energy consumption as well as water consumption!
Reason for blast chilling or shock freezing : This guide won’t delve into the reasons to own a blast chiller which is reasonably well addressed here, and more details here. Let’s suffice to say that products that have been rapidly chilled will likely hold 2-3 days longer and taste better when rethermalized. Also, if you wish to refrigerate freshly cooked food, it can get contaminated while cooling down in a cooler. So whether you’re saving labor by cooking items in bulk or preparing for a catering event, Blast chillers can be very effective.
The gauge of your stainless steel basically describes the thickness and, thus, durability of the steel itself; the lower the gauge, the thicker the steel!
Shopping for a new ice machine can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re in the market for the first time. These units are critical for most food service operations, so choosing the wrong ice machine for your needs can spell disaster in the long-run.
If you’re a pizzeria owner, you’re probably no stranger to conveyor ovens. True, conveyor ovens can improve your kitchen’s speed, durability, and overall efficiency, but these ovens are sometimes taken for granted, and the basics of proper installation, operation, and maintenance can get left by the wayside.
Like decorating a house, table settings enhance the aesthetics of the location while serving a pragmatic purpose.
Restaurant aesthetics should be both attractive and pragmatic. In fact, a well-designed restaurant will take both of these aspects into consideration. While many look at ‘the bigger picture’, every small detail contributes to the overall aesthetics of the restaurant. Tabletops are just one of the smaller details that need to be considered, as they’ll see a lot of ‘wear and tear’, and your customers will be looking right at them for the duration of their meal.
Many restaurant owners find themselves trying to rub two pennies together to make a nickel when it comes to equipment needs, so many of the extras tend to get left out. What many don’t realize is that these technologies and extra investments have been made to cut down on total costs over time.