Commercial dishwashers are energy hogs, pure and simple. There’s no way to get around it, and the best you can do is try to mitigate the costs associated with dishwashing by employing a few effective strategies. Wash full racks only. It’s so obvious it almost seems dumb to say, but train your kitchen staff to [...]
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Apparently sometime last year an executive at Vita-Mix walked into the engineering department with a brick and said “I’d like to blend this”. What was then created is the most powerful blender on the market, the Vita-Mix XL. I got the chance to see this blender in action at the NAFEM show a couple of [...]
This post is a continuation of last week’s post where The Back Burner features a restaurant equipment manufacturer every week. Up this week: Hoshizaki ice machines. Over 60 years, Hoshizaki has built a reputation across the globe for quality, design, and performance. Since 1986, Hoshizaki’s plant in Peachtree City, GA has supplied the U.S. market [...]
Water filtration systems provide two key benefits for your commercial kitchen or restaurant: Restaurant equipment maintenance and breakdown is reduced by as much as 75% Beverages and ice taste and smell better to your customer Restaurant equipment that use water like ice machines, coffee and espresso makers, steamers, and dishwashers can all benefit from a water [...]
If you’ve got a restaurant, you probably deal with a lot of oil. Between changing the oil in fryers, making dressings and sauces, and cooking on the line, the only person moving more oil in the neighborhood is the local mechanic. And, like any restaurateur, you probably buy the stuff in bulk containers so that [...]
If you’re in the market for new restaurant equipment, you know that you’re about to spend a good chunk of change. You also know the choice you make is one you’ll have to live with for years to come. That’s why it’s vital to make an informed decision that’s just right for your restaurant and [...]
Keeping a razor edge on your kitchen cutlery helps keep the wheels of your restaurant turning smoothly and efficiently. Sharp knives also improve kitchen safety, since dull blades cause staff to push harder while cutting, increasing the likelihood of slippage. The traditional sharpening steel has been used for years to hone kitchen knives. Unfortunately, using [...]
It goes without saying that commercial cookware is a must for any restaurant’s kitchen. These are the tools of the trade, and if you’re looking to buy professional cookware, chances are you already know exactly what you want and where to get it. The purpose of this guide is not to give you a 101 [...]
There’s nothing quite as exciting as watching a busy restaurant’s kitchen gear up for the dinner rush. Every chef and restaurateur knows that thorough preparation is the only way to effectively combat the chaos that is a kitchen during peak dinner rush. And that’s why the kitchen starts prepping hours before the guests arrive. Vegetables [...]
Getting quality kitchen floor matting isn’t only a staff comfort issue; it’s an important safety issue as well. Kitchen floor matting is made from a rubberized material and can be placed anywhere in your kitchen where staff stands while working, including on the line, in front of the dishwasher, behind the bar, and in front [...]
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