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commercial restaurant equipment

10 Questions to Ask When Buying Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Purchasing commercial kitchen equipment is an important long-term investment. After all, the kitchen grill, griddle, deep fryer, refrigerator, heated holding cabinets, and even the ice cream machine are the heart of any commercial operation. These imperative pieces of equipment play a big role in customer satisfaction (flavor) and the bottom line (profits). Because the stakes

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commercial holding cabinet

Heated Merchandisers: Your Full Guide

Heated merchandisers are heated display cases that check off all the boxes. These versatile pieces of commercial equipment maintain a safe food temperature, make food look appetizing, reduce waste, and efficiently store products of every type and shape. What is a heated merchandiser? A heated merchandiser is a heated holding cabinet with glass profiles and

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restaurant menu

New Restaurant Food Ideas that Pay Off

The best restaurants menus include old favorites and those new restaurant food ideas that continually pop up. For restaurants looking for the latter, this list of new restaurant food ideas can add spice to a stale restaurant menu. Give your frozen beverages an adults-only twist Craft beers and wines, step aside—or at least into this

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cleaning commercial griddles

How to Clean a Commercial Griddle & Grill

Commercial cooking equipment is the heart of any kitchen and a huge investment for any owner. For both reasons, commercial grills and griddles should be cleaned and maintained on a daily basis (sometimes more frequently, see cleaning tips below). Daily cleaning any commercial grill or griddle is very important for food sanitation, consistent production of

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restaurant ice cream machines

How often should I clean my ice cream machine?

Cleaning and sanitizing are an important part of commercial soft serve ice cream machine maintenance. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to the question of how often to clean an ice cream machine. The best way to set a cleaning schedule is to contact the local health department for the required cleaning frequency. Some local

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commercial ice cream machines

The Scoop on Commercial Ice Cream Makers

Commercial soft serve ice cream machines are the “tip of the iceberg” in commercial ice cream makers. There are several commercial ice cream makers on the market, including high-quality and versatile machines that can make the desserts customers love: custard, soft serve, shakes, and ice cream sundaes. Because of the variety of commercial ice cream

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cold food storage

Restaurants: How to Store Food and Avoid the Danger Zone

Cold food storage should be a top priority for commercial food service operations, especially when customer health is at risk. The USDA FSIS lists two types of bacteria, spoilage and pathogenic, as responsible for a loss of food quality and as a source of foodborne illness. The latter, pathogenic, can grow rapidly when food is

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commercial margarita machine

Commercial Frozen Drink Machines

Slushies, smoothies, cappuccinos, frozen lemonades, margaritas, frozen coffees. These frozen drinks are menu items customers appreciate on the hottest Midwestern days. The popularity of these products makes commercial frozen drink machines an essential piece of equipment at restaurants, ice cream shops, cafeterias, campgrounds, bowling allies, and roller-skating rinks (this list is not inclusive). The process

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father and son enjoying soft serve ice cream from commercial ice cream machine
commercial ice cream machines

Choosing the Best Commercial Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American enjoys more than 23 pounds of ice cream every year. The statistics prove the trend. Americans appreciate these frozen treats in almost every different form: soft serve cones, dishes of ice creams, shakes, ice cream sandwiches, and the always well-liked ice cream sundae. The popularity

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commercial holding cabinet

Guide to Choosing the Right Heated Holding Cabinet

Commercial food warmers are an integral part of food prep and service. Heated holding cabinets can hold food until cooking or service or for the final phase of cooking. These cabinets should not be used for the entire cooking process, which increases the risk of food-borne illness. Heated cabinets are incredibly versatile, making transporting food

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