A Guide to Choosing Commercial Refrigeration

A Guide to Choosing Commercial Refrigeration

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:


A Guide to Choosing Coffee Equipment

A Guide to Choosing Coffee Equipment

Whether you’re opening a coffee shop or simply looking to expand your beverage menu in your restaurant, choosing the right coffee equipment for the job can make a world of difference.


A Guide to Choosing Ice Cream Equipment

A Guide to Choosing Ice Cream Equipment

Softserve ice cream, custard, and frozen yogurt are best-sellers, but these three treats have many differences between them despite their similar goodness. With $25 billion spent annually on these treats alone, there’s certainly a market for frozen desserts.

A Guide to Choosing Walk-In Boxes

A Guide to Choosing Walk-In Boxes

Walk-in coolers tend to be larger than their freezer counterparts and can occupy a space from 15 cubic feet to as large as 400,000 square feet! Keep the following in mind when choosing the size/capacity of your walk-in box:

A Guide to Choosing Display Refrigeration

A Guide to Choosing Display Refrigeration

Note! Most of the units below are available with remote compressors. These require installation by a refrigeration technician, and this adds a lot of cost. Units situated in warm areas will work more efficiently and not add to the already warm ambient temperature if the condenser and compressor are place in a well-ventilated room. If they are placed outdoors, you will need to note that in your order so that an outdoor hood and heater can be included.

A Guide to Choosing Merchandisers

A Guide to Choosing Merchandisers

Considerations for Choosing a Merchandiser: Do you want customers to serve themselves? Are you displaying hot or cold foods? Do you want access from both sides? Do you need to remote the refrigeration because the unit is going into an already warm location?


A Guide to Choosing Bakery Equipment

A Guide to Choosing Bakery Equipment

Bakeries, cafes, patisseries, and even restaurants with a lot of baked goods can benefit from the incorporation of commercial bakery equipment. There are many categories of applicable equipment as well as types and models within each category that makes certain units better equipped for certain kitchen setups. Here’s a quick rundown of some available options recommended for bakery use by CKitchen.

A Guide to Choosing Warewashers

A Guide to Choosing Warewashers

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!


A Guide to Cold Beverage Equipment and Accessories

Prepared and pre-made drinks alike need to be stored properly and within easy access to either your employees or your guests unless you’re making drinks on an individual basis.

A Guide to Choosing Essential Bar Supplies

A Guide to Choosing Essential Bar Supplies

Stocking your bar involves more than simply choosing which liquors and alcohols to serve. In fact, it’s also more than choosing the equipment you’ll need. There are many supplies specifically designed for the bar area that can improve your customer service, help to vary your menu offerings, and increase workflow and efficiency in the bar area. Here are a few essentials that you should include in your bar area.

A Guide to Choosing Convection Ovens

A Guide to Choosing Convection Ovens

When choosing your convection oven, you’ll first need to ask yourself a few questions:

 

A Guide to Choosing Combi Ovens

A Guide to Choosing Combi Ovens

Before purchasing your unit, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Does one unit need to perform a variety of functions? Combi units are praised for their versatility, but keep in mind that one unit alone cannot perform two tasks simultaneously. If you plan to utilize your combi oven for different functions at the same time, then you may want to opt for two units stacked on top of one another. Otherwise, you can simply purchase one unit with the knowledge that only one function may be in use at any given time.

  • Do you need a boilerless or steam generator unit?

 


A Guide to Choosing Pizza Ovens

A Guide to Choosing Pizza Ovens

The evolution of pizza ovens has made them ideal for cooking foods in addition to more than just their namesakes! Fortunately, all pizza ovens are not created equal, and different types are designed for different outputs, space constraints, and different products altogether.


A Guide to Choosing Bar Equipment

A Guide to Choosing Bar Equipment

Any restaurant with a dedicated bar will need to invest in additional equipment specifically designed for the bar area. Many of these units tend to take up less space and are specialized for bartending purposes.

A Guide to Choosing Commercial Shelving

A Guide to Choosing Commercial Shelving

There are three primary types of shelving units, but keep in mind that accessory shelving (like undercounter shelving storage areas for stainless steel tables, for instance) are also available as an accessory to the primary product. 


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