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[Buying Guide] Commercial Microwave Ovens


It’s no surprise that the microwave oven is purported to be in 90% of American Homes. These versatile pieces of equipment lets you do everything from defrosting your chicken nuggets to reheating last night’s leftovers. That same speed and efficiency of your home microwave is what you need in your restaurant—except multiple that by a hundred. Depending on the type of your establishment, you could be using your microwave upwards of 200+ times a day! Your at-home microwave varieties are no match for the demand of a commercial establishment, which is why you need a dependable, heavy-duty microwave to meet the needs of your business. In the end, it’s all about finding a quality product that not only gets the job done for you, but gets it right—which is why we’re such fans of microwaves by Amana.

But where do you start? With light, medium and heavy duty varieties of microwaves on the market, which one has the power you need for your unique restaurant? Enter the Commercial Microwave Ovens Buying Guide, which outlines the ins and outs of purchasing your commercial microwave and what features you should consider.

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Cast Iron Classics Contest


Tundra Restaurant Supply ( is excited to announce the launch of its “Cast Iron Classics” contest featuring TableCraft. Fans may enter for a chance to win a mini cast iron collection featuring a 4 inch by 2 inch Mini Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish, a 6 inch Mini Round Cast Iron Server and a 5 ¼ in Round Cast Iron Mini Skillet just in time for the holiday season.

Cast iron is widely known for its durability and exceptional cooking ability. These oven-to-table callouts from TableCraft are ideal for serving everything from exceptional side dishes to delectable desserts. Used by professional and home cooks alike, these cast iron dishes are perfect for any table setting.

Don’t miss out on the trendiest tabletop companion from TableCraft!

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Photoshoot at The Kitchen Upstairs

At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we work with hundreds of top vendors in the industry, giving us the special privilege of getting a sneak peak at new styles hitting the scene.

PrintThe Kitchen Upstairs here in Boulder, Colorado, let us use their space for the day. Located just West of the Pearl Street mall, The Kitchen Upstairs is an elegant cocktail lounge that serves equally delicious food and drinks.

The Kitchen Upstairs in Boulder, CO | Photo Courtesy of The Kitchen Upstairs; Photo credit to Davis Tilly Photography

The Kitchen Upstairs in Boulder, CO | Photo Courtesy of The Kitchen Upstairs; Photo credit to Davis Tilly Photography

And now we’d like to give you a sneak peak of our recent photo shoot, featuring new styles in tabletop and glassware, all displayed in a stunning setting:

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Visit Us at WestEx 2015 in Denver on Wednesday October 21st

WestEx 2015 is a one-day event for foodservice professionals to gather and discover new products, collaborate on innovative ideas and network with fellow industry leaders. Focus on the growth and profitability of your brand by attending sessions on everything from online marketing to training staff on safety and personnel issues. Tundra Restaurant Supply will be located at booth #1112 and giving out popular products from Waring, Vollrath, Cardinal glassware and more! The best part? WestEx is free to attend! Head to the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 for the event that the foodservice industry calls home.

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[NEW] Buying Guide on Water Filters

commercial-water-filter-buying-guideWhat if we told you there was something that’d make your drinks taste better, your commercial kitchen equipment run better (and longer) and you didn’t need a service technician?

If you guessed that we were talking about water filters, you’re right.

Regularly changing the water filters on your refrigerator and ice machines, steam tables, and coffee tables seems like a no brainer, right?

Still, there are several restaurateurs who neglect to replace water filters on a consistent basis. They might think the initial cost of the filter is too high, particularly when you find out that filters should be replaced at least every 6 months (and sometimes sooner, depending on your region).

But consider this: your ice machine breaks. It won’t start, and you’re out scrambling to find new ice for service that night while your technician takes a look. The cause? Your water filter is clogged, causing your machine to work harder and ultimately giving out. The solution? A new ice machine.


Prevent this from happening to you and keep your equipment lasting as long as possible by getting more savvy about your water filters. Changing a water filter is easier thank you think—we love the ease and effectiveness of brands like 3M commercial water filters.

Find out more about water filters (and why you want them) in our new Buying Guide on Water Filters »

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[NEW] Buying Guide on Food Prep Equipment Parts

Food Prep Equipment Maintenance Buying GuideYour food prep equipment tools like slicers and choppers are the unsung workhorse heroes of your kitchen. These tools knock down your prep time exponentially so you can move on to another task that demands your attention. Not only that, have you considered how prep tools help you with portion control? Slicers improve your accuracy, so you’ll know exactly how many slices you get from one tomato, and how many of those slices you need to top your sandwiches or burgers.

Given the amount of regular use your choppers and slicers see, it’s inevitable that your blades will wear down and become dull. Remember those beautiful tomato slices? If your tomatoes start looking a little soggy around the edges, it might be time to pick up some new blades.

Thankfully, replacing the blades on your chopper/slicer is one of the easiest DIY tasks in the kitchen. Not only will you save some bucks on buying a new unit, but you won’t skip a beat when it comes to slicing, dicing and chopping quickly.Food Prep Equipment Buying Guide

Check out our new buying guide on Food Prep Equipment Maintenance 101. We’ll walk you through how to find the right part/blade setup for your equipment and how to replace the blades (complete with step-by-step pictures and how-to videos!).


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Volunteering with Growe Foundation

At Tundra Restaurant Supply we’re big on supporting our community. We’ve had the opportunity to sponsor fun events like the School Food Project’s Iron Chef Competition for Boulder Valley and the Boulder International Film Festival. Nothing gets us quite as excited though, as getting down and dirty in the vegetable gardens at our local schools.

Enter Growe Foundation, a great local organization committed to tackling the obesity epidemic in our country—the figures are daunting, with nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese (as reported by Let’s Move!). By educating children about the benefits of healthy eating and environmental stewardship, Growe Foundation hopes to create healthier children, schools and communities. To date, Growe Foundation has implemented 19 school gardens in 6 cities across the Front Range in Colorado.


Growe Foundation’s program features a three-pronged approach:

  • Education- Provide schools with experiential learning programs that enrich education and teach students about food and the environment.
  • Eating- Help children understand the importance of fruits and vegetables and the connection between what they eat and the health of their body.
  • Environment- help children understand how the health of their bodies is linked to the health of the planet.

So far, the Growe Foundation’s program has had a powerful impact on the community. Data collected from their Garden to Table lesson surveys show that the program is fun for students, motivating to teachers, and inspiring to parents. Teachers even enjoy sampling some fresh lettuce for their lunches!

Growe likes to think of gardens as living classrooms, where students plant, harvest and taste the fresh fruits and vegetables of their labor. The gardens also extend past the soil and into the classroom, where children connect academic lessons in geology, ecology, economics, and even math; last Monday at Louisville Elementary, for example, Growe Foundation harvested 96 bags of lettuce, each weighing from .5 to 2 pounds each, for a grand total of 115 pounds of lettuce.

Tundra has a longstanding relationship with Growe Foundation. After meeting our founder, Michael Lewis, 10 years ago at an event in North Boulder, Tundra has donated equipment (like food storage bags and salad spinners) to Growe Foundation, which is used in conjunction with schools for their gardens. Produce grown in the gardens are washed, bagged, and available for sale in the community with the funds directly supporting school programs.

We also like to donate our time during busy harvest and sowing seasons by collecting and washing produce, weeding the garden beds, and tilling the soil in preparation for the next batch of crops.




Photo courtesy of Growe Foundation


Photo courtesy of Growe Foundation

Growe Foundation is always looking for more people to join the team and give school gardens some extra love and care. If you’d like to volunteer, please click here for more information.

Interested in starting a Garden to Table Program at your school? Click for more information >>

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Persona Survey Terms & Conditions

No Purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to take the survey or enter to win the $100 prize. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

The following rules and regulations apply to the Persona Survey offered by Tundra Restaurant Supply (“Sponsor”).

The Persona Survey contest period ends at 11:59 pm MST on September 15, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).

To Enter

Visit the survey landing page at during the Persona Survey period and fill out the form on the survey, completely. The survey must be completed before you are entered into the Persona Survey contest. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, garbled, damaged, illegible, or otherwise deficient or incompletely received for any reason. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in offer, administration of the award or in the announcement of the prize. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify any promotion not capable of completion as planned, including by tampering, unauthorized intervention or force majeure.

The Persona Survey is open to residents who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, except employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The Persona Survey is void where prohibited by law.

One winner will be selected on or by September 15, 2014. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.


One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift card. Retail value of prize is $100. All fees, federal, state and other taxes relating to the use, acceptance and possession of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize will be mailed to the winner.

In the event of noncompliance with this or any other requirement, winner will be disqualified. No substitution, exchange or transfer of prize except by Sponsor. By participating, entrants agree to these rules. Entrants are solely responsible for their own actions and agree to hold the Sponsor and any participating sponsors harmless, and their parents, subsidiaries, divisions and related companies and the officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, assigns and licensees from any liability for losses, damages or injuries arising in connection with their participation in the Persona Survey or the award of a prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winner’s name and likeness for editorial, advertising, publicity and television broadcast purposes without further compensation except where prohibited. Prize winner need not be present at time of drawing. The Persona Survey is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Income and other taxes, if any and all expenses not detailed in the prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner. If an email address is provided on entry form, entrant acknowledges that he/she 1) is over the age of 18; 2) has read the Sponsor’s privacy policy and; 3) is granting the Sponsor permission to send them marketing messages. (No phone calls please).


By entering, all Contestants agree to receive phone calls and emails from the Sponsor.

Decisions of the judges are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable, for whatever reason, to accept his or her prize, then the Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to another Contestant.

Notification of Finalists and Winners

Becoming a finalist is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. The potential Finalist(s) and Winner will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email. If a potential Finalist/Winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential Finalist/Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential Finalist/Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when the potential Finalist/Winner engages in a live conversation with Sponsor or when a message is left on the potential Finalist/Winner’s voicemail service or answering machine by Sponsor, whichever occurs first. Except where prohibited by law, each potential state Finalist/Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential finalists/winners must return all such required documents via fax (or as otherwise instructed) within forty-eight (48) hours and via U.S. Mail within seven (7) days following attempted notification or such potential Finalist/Winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential Finalist/Winner may be selected based on the judging criteria described herein. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Terms and Conditions, will be strictly enforced. Determinations of winner are final and binding.


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We’re trying to learn more about the people that shop, learn, and interact with us. To help us better understand your needs, we invite you to take this short five-minute survey.  In exchange for your time, all survey participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card.

Your anonymous answers will help us improve the shopping experience and product catalog so that they align more closely with your needs, interests and goals.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

P.S. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete—that’s it! Just 5 minutes for a chance to win $100!

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