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Globe Mixer Shopping Guide

Globe Mixer Shopping GuideWhen shopping for new equipment, it can be overwhelming to weed through the differences from one piece to the next, but the good news is that when it comes to shopping for new Globe mixers, we can help make that decision a little easier.

Estimated Price Bowl Quarts Placement Speeds Horsepower Electrical Output Amps
Globe – SP5 Mixer $650 5 Countertop 10 800 watts 115/60/1 4
Globe – SP8 Mixer $1,000 8 Countertop 3 0.25 115/60/1 5
Globe – SP10 Mixer $2,500 10 Countertop 3 0.33 115/60/1 5
Globe – SP20 Mixer $2,800 20 Floor 3 0.5 115/60/1 6
Globe – SP25 Mixer $3,500 25 Floor 3 0.75 115/60/1 11
Globe – SP30 Mixer $4,500 30 Floor 3 1 115/60/1 16
Globe – SP30P Pizza Mixer $5,500 30 Floor 3 1.5 220/60/1 12
Globe – SP40 Mixer $7,800 40 Floor 3 2 220/60/1 & 208/60/3 12 & 7
Globe – SP60 Mixer $10,500 60 Floor 3 3 220/60/1 & 208/60/3 23 & 9
Globe – SP62P Pizza Mixer $12,500 60 Floor 2 3 220/60/1 & 208/60/3 18 & 12
Globe – SP80PL Mixer $15,000 80 Floor 4 3 208/60/3 10

Globe also has a handy mixer selection guide that allows you to pick the perfect mixer based on the type of ingredients you’re mixing together and the average batch weight.

All Globe Mixers Come With

  • Internal gears and shafts built to add longevity to the mixer’s transmission
  • Cast iron body that allows for the mixer to hold up to commercial kitchen use
  • The slide away bowl guard helps save precious kitchen space
  • The interlocked bowl guard and lift adds extra safety precautions
  • A complete mixer package that includes the bowl, beater, hook, whip, timer, and #12 attachment hub
    • 60 and 80 quart units also have a bowl truck included
    • 60 and 80 quart pizza mixer includes a power bowl lift

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Need more help shopping for a Globe Mixer?  Use our Live Chat feature on our main website or call us at 888-388-6372.

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Repairs Help Open Doors

“Love is an Open Door” Frozen ParodyRepairs Help Open Doors

I’ll warn you upfront, if you haven’t seen the movie Frozen and been privy enough to hear the addicting melodies, then this isn’t going to make much sense.  But for those “Love is an Open Door” fans, we came up with our own parody – that’s right, DIY style.  Make sure to open up this version for some background tunes, crank up your speakers, and get ready to sing along!

Sing-a-Long DIY-a-Long With Us

Okay, can I just, say something lazy?

I hate lazy!

All my life has been a series of doors breaking off
And then suddenly I bump into you

I was thinking the same thing! ‘Cause like
I’ve been searching my whole life to find DIY in this place
And maybe it’s the repair side of me talking or the tools I have on hand

But with you…
But with you

I found my DIY face…
I see your face…

And it’s easier than ever before!
Repairs help open doors!
Repairs help open doors!
Repairs help open doors!

With this!
And this!
And this!
And this!

Repairs help open doors!

I mean it’s crazy…
What?

We can finish each other’s-
Projects!

That’s what I was gonna say!

I’ve never met a DIYer-

Who thinks so much like me!
Jinx! Jinx again!
Our mental synchronization
Can have but one explanation

You-
And I-
Were-
Just-

Meant to DIY!

Say goodbye…
Say goodbye…

To repair bills of the past
We don’t have to pay it anymore!

Repairs help open doors!
Repairs help open doors!
Life can be so much more!

With you!
With you!
With you!
With you!

Repairs help open doors!

Can I say something crazy?
Will you repair with me?

Can I say something even crazier? Yes!

We could have acted this out for you, I’m sure Chris would have loved to play the part, but instead, we thought we’d let you share your favorite version of the song and DIY love with us!

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Shopping for Hotel & Hospitality Supplies?

Shopping for Hotel & Hospitality Supplies?

We may be your go to supplier for restaurant supplies, but we have plenty of other widgets and gadgets that fit perfectly well outside of the restaurant, which is exactly why we have our specialty shops.  This month, we’re featuring our hotel and hospitality specialty shop that has plenty of categories to keep any well-appointed travel destination, stocked and ready to serve.

Linens

If your hotel is in the business of conference services, than you know that having a decent stock of linens is a must.  From sleek Snap Drapes to elegant table covers, having variety is key to ensuring you’re prepped for any type of event that may be scheduled.

Catering and Buffet

Speaking of serving the masses, whether it’s a breakfast nook for continental breakfast or a full on catered event, having the right catering and buffet supplies can help set the tone.  With hundreds of serving equipment, supplies, and parts, we can help you set that tone and keep guests coming back for more.

Disposables

From toilet paper to serveware, disposables are one of the biggest supply investments in any hotel. The good news is that we have hundreds of products to keep you in business and your guests happy.  Make clean-up easier for everyone with a few choice disposables in your arsenal.

Ice Machines

What would the hospitality industry be without ice?  Well, you could still operate, but when it came time to ice things down, your guests may start to wonder what kind of place you were running.  Hotel ice machines are made specifically for the right output for your industry.  However, if you’re not seasoned in the art of ice machine capacity, give or team a call, we can help find the perfect match.

Specialty Orders

Have something else you need to track down that we forgot to mention here?  Let us know!  We can special order a lot of the hotel and hospitality supplies you need, just let us know what you’re looking for.

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When to Clean and When to Replace Hood Filters

When to Clean and When to Replace Hood FiltersHood filters are an important part of the commercial kitchen. As they work to remove grease vapors from the air, they get clogged with grease, and if they aren’t cleaned on a regular basis, they can cause grease fires, that’s why it’s important to know when to clean your hood filters and when to replace them. This month we’re working with Component Hardware Group (CHG) and Flame Guard to bring you cleaning and replacement tips for your hood filters. Let’s start with cleaning hood filters.

Cleaning Hood Filters

In a commercial kitchen, hood filters should be cleaned regularly to ensure they work efficiently. Before removing the hood filter, make sure to cover equipment below the hood with a cloth to try to minimize mess. If the hood filters are cleaned on a regular basis, cleaning could be as easy as passing the filters through a high-temp dishwasher. However, if the filters are galvanized or aluminum, passing them through the dishwasher isn’t a good option, because there is risk of corrosion and color change (the golden patina). Instead, soak the filters in a tub of hot water with the recommended amount of commercial degreaser. Soak time will depend on how bad the build-up is, but at a minimum you should be soaking them for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight for harsher grease build-up.

For those filters that won’t come clean with the above methods, it’s time to use a bit more elbow grease. You’ll want to scrub with a reliable scrub brush until the metal color comes back and the grease patina is gone. Once you’re done scrubbing, simply rinse the degreaser away, soak the filters in water and dish detergent for about 20 minutes, then rinse everything away until the water runs clean again. When the hood filters air dry, go ahead and replace them.

Note: Before you stick your hands in degreaser solution, make sure to wear gloves to protect your skin.

When to Replace Hood Filters

If scrubbing the hood filters is no longer working to remove the patina or you start to see signs of wear and tear, like corrosion or dents, its likely time to replace the hood filter(s). Before you choose to replace your hood filters, you should take a look at our hood filters buying and maintenance guide and our video on how to measure for replacements.

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A Brief Lesson on Mundial Knives

A Brief Lesson on Mundial KnivesOf all of the knives we sell here at Tundra, one of the most sought after knives for the food service industry are Mundial knives. Not because they’re the best of the best, but because they’re the best buy for a good, reliable knife. When you go through as many knives as the commercial kitchen does, having a great knife, that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, is just what is needed to stay on the cutting edge of things.

In Germany in 1931, Mundial came to life by Paul Zivi, a metallurgist that was concerned with crafting a knife that would hold up to daily, heavy-duty uses. Since then, Mundial has moved to Brazil and continues to offer strict testing guidelines on each of the knives they produce, and because of this, they’re able to offer a full, lifetime guarantee against defects in materials, construction, and workmanship. Today, Mundial is one of North America’s most used brands in restaurant and institutional cutlery. They’re also a leader in retail and industrial scissors and shears.

If you’re in the market for commercial cutlery that is durable, yet relatively priced, make sure you check out our Mundial knives: sets range from $50-$600 and individual knives range from $3 – $50. Also, make sure to check out what Bon Appetit voted the best $20 chef’s knife.

As a side note, a metallurgist is an engineer with expertise in the physical and chemical behaviors of metals and alloys.

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School Cleaning Tips for the Pros

School Cleaning Tips for the Pros

If you’re part of the clean-up crew at the school, then this time of year has you doing a mad rush to get the school disinfected and back in working order before all the kids return. Schools are huge buildings and without the proper instructions in place, it can seem like a daunting task just to get started. Don’t get overwhelmed just yet, here are a few tips on how you can start knocking away at that cleaning schedule.

1. Start With Sectioning Off the Building

If you divide and conquer, you’ll be setup for success from the start. Divide the school up by room type: classrooms, bathrooms, main activity rooms (library, gym, music, etc.), hallways and stairways, and offices. Depending on the size of the school, you may want to divide these room types up by hallway and floor too so that you’re not cleaning hundreds of toilets in a day – that’ll make for a crappy day, seriously.

2. Keep With One Chore

Remember to start cleaning up high and work your way down to the floor. If you’re dusting, go ahead and make the entire day about dusting, so it’s all done. If you do it this way, then you only need to carry around dusting supplies, no need for all the other cleaning supplies.

3. Know Your Cleaners

Your superiors should inform you of the difference between what cleaners can be used in the different locations throughout the school, but as a quick tip:

All-purpose cleaners are capable of removing most germs and is one of the most common cleaners used.

Sanitizers are often used in higher risk areas, but to be considered safe by most public health codes, they don’t necessarily eliminate all microorganisms.

Disinfectants eliminate almost all forms of microbial life and is the go-to cleaner for high risk areas, such as bathrooms and railings; however, because this cleaner is much more potent, it isn’t used in that many places.

Although a lot of us associate clean with that chemical-cleaner smell, the truth is that “clean” doesn’t have a smell, and around kids, that’s even more important to remember.

4. Cleaning the Kitchen

Okay, we said that sectioning things off may be the best way to tackle that school, but the truth is that the kitchen could be its own section.   There’s a lot of cleaning in a commercial kitchen that involves tons of elbow grease, including changing the hood filter, cleaning the oven, cleaning the walk-in, cleaning the other kitchen equipment, and making repairs where needed. Need help with the hood filter part? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this video.

5. Keep Dust Down

If you’ve gone through and attempted to get rid of all of that dust, you’ll appreciate this tip. Invest in new walk-off dust mats, especially at entrances, to help trap that dirt before it stirs in the air.

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In Defense of the Frozen Margarita

In Defense of the Frozen Margarita
It goes without saying that margarita purists believe that frozen margaritas are inferior to their more authentic ‘on the rocks’ counterpart.

And to a certain extent, I understand where the traditionalists are coming from. There are a lot of Anglo-fied—i.e. watered-down—versions of Mexican cuisine that should never have seen the light of day.

But here’s my problem with the purists’ take: frozen margs are delicious. Tradition aside, they are a delightful beverage that, on a hot summer evening, no one in their right mind would turn down.

Authenticity is a wonderful thing, but so too are innovation and variety, and the frozen marg is just another great way to serve tequila, lime and sugar.

Let me add a caveat: cloyingly sweet frozen margaritas I will not abide. But if you serve up a marg that has that perfect blend of sweet and sour, well, I’ll be raising my glass to you!

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Hot Diggity Dog!

Hot Diggity Dog!

These hot dog facts will blow your mind.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council reports that annual hot dog sales in the U.S. are over $1 billion. 

And that’s just in supermarkets! That doesn’t account for Major League Baseball parks, where fans ate over 21 million dogs last year (over 3 million at the L.A. Dodgers’ ballpark alone).

Top hot dog city in the U.S.: Is it New York, Chicago or Los Angeles?

  • Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport consumes 6X more hot dogs than Los Angeles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport combined.
  • Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city (over 95 million).
  • According to sales data for 2012, New Yorkers spent more money on hot dogs in retail stores ($113 million) than any other market in the country.

I’d say all three are winners! However, for this blogger, the City of Detroit has earned my hot dog loyalties with their original Poutine Dog, which features french fries, cheese curds and beef gravy. Done, done and done.

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InSinkErator Technology: Pretty Dang Impressive

If you interviewed 20 random people on the street and asked them to name a garbage disposer brand name, most of them would probably say InSinkErator.

Racine, Wisconsin-based InSinkErator is easily the most popular name in the disposer biz, and for very good reason: since 1927 InSinkErator has been on the cutting edge, creating new machines that dispatch of food waste with ever greater efficiency and consistency.

When you do something well, word gets around.

And what’s even more impressive about this company is that instead of resting on their laurels, they keep innovating. As you can see from the video above, InSinkErator continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the disposer space: they’re engineering machines that grind more without clogging or jamming, even when you’re putting waste like chicken bones down the drain.

In fact, with their new MultiGrind technology, you simply don’t have to worry about what you put down the drain.

Impressive, no?

Also, when you flip the switch of your new InSinkErator disposer, you don’t need to pause your conversation with your guests or kitchen coworkers. Models equipped with SoundSeal technology are at least 30 percent quieter than a standard disposer, and models equipped with SoundSeal Plus are at least 60 percent quieter!

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Bar Maid Fun Bar Accessories

Bar Maid Fun Bar Accessories

As one of our bestselling brands in the bar business, Bar Maid has more than 50 years in the bar business. They’re well known for their 5 brush portable electric bar glass washers (especially in those busy bars out there), but they have everything from nifty gadgets to help boost bar sales to parts to help keep equipment running. Here are just a few of our favorite Bar Maid accessories.

Bomb Cups

Sure, you could sell bombers to customers in the regular ole’ bar glass and shot glass, but with bomb cups in assorted colors, you just added a little fun to the mix. We love these because they’re washable or disposable, come in 4 vibrant colors and include the shot glass.

Liquor Pourers

You could also settle for the trusty stainless steel liquor pourer or simple black, but why not liven things up? Bar Maid offers an assortment of fun colors in their liquor pourers with different dispense capacities and pour styles (free flow, measured, or none).

Liquor Pourer Covers

If you’ve ever seen that episode of Bar Rescues where they hold the flashlight to the bottom of the bottle and the audience gets to see the yucky things that can get in through liquor pourers, including bugs, you’ll know that liquor pourer covers can be a life saver in the bar. Good news, they’re pretty inexpensive too.

Glass Rimmers and Plenty of Salt

If you’ve spent time behind a bar, you already know what glass rimmers are and how handy they can be, but the best part of glass rimmers is being able to accentuate drinks with a variety of different colored salts. From different holidays to different events, having salts in a variety of colors helps bring the entire night together.

Bar Blender

No back bar is complete without a heavy duty bar in place and Bar Maid’s 3 horsepower, 64 ounce capacity blender is definitely a winner for blending up chilled drinks. Bonus, this blender is great at smoothing out hot soups too, so you can use it in the kitchen as well.

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