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How to Maintain a Roundup Variety Steamer [Video]

If you work in a kitchen with one (or several) of these steamers – you know how easy they can make your life – as well as how much harder they can make when they brake down or aren’t working efficiently. Here, Chris Tavano shows you how to conduct routine …

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Homemade Food Gifts [Video]


Avoid holiday shopping stress with these mode-made gift ideas for any professional chef, home cook, or culinary enthusiast!  Find your gifts here! Spice shaker Liquor infusion bottle Pasta maker   Before taking action from the content or resources published here, we request that you visit and review our terms of …

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Product Spotlight: Vollrath Food Prep Equipment

Vollrath Food Prep Equipment

Jacob Vollrath started the Vollrath Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, over 135 years ago, manufacturing pots, pans, plates, cups and other kitchenware by coating cast iron with ceramic glaze. Since then the company has switched to stainless steel and grown into a major manufacturer with a fan base that spans the …

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Top 10 List of Gifts for Chefs

Wusthof Knives

Gift giving for chefs can sometimes be hard, because the majority of them get the things they need, when they need them, but don’t walk away just yet.  We asked a few of our chef friends what types of gifts they’d love to receive (even if they already had it), …

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How to Measure and Replace a Vent Hood Filter [Video]

featured filter

Vent hood filters are incredibly simple in their design, and as long as you check them for grease build up weekly or monthly and ensure thorough cleaning, they should last quite a while. However, if you’ve bought a new vent hood and need filters for it, or if your old …

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Product Spotlight: Sharp Commercial Microwaves

Did you know that Sharp Corporation started in Japan in 1912 with a line of groundbreaking mechanical pencils? Over a century later, Sharp is still on the technological vanguard, and their stellar lineup of commercial microwaves is a perfect illustration of their pedigree and enduring commitment to innovation. Combining reliability …

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Kitchen Tricks: How to Cut Bell Peppers [Video]


Bell peppers are an extremely versatile vegetable, but cutting them can be very difficult. In this video, Chris Tavano shows you two easy ways to quickly cut down any shape or size of pepper. Featured Products: Mercer Genesis Santoku Knife Cutting board   Before taking action from the content or …

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What is a Rethermalizer?

A rethermalizer is a heavy cooking appliance that works to heat up pre-packed foods from a chilled or frozen state (below 40⁰F) to a temperature above 165⁰F, in about 90 minutes.  It is also capable of holding the temperature of food at 150⁰F, until ready to serve.  The main difference …

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