Beer has had a long-standing dominance in the field of draft delivery, and wine on tap has been making headway into bars and restaurants. But the mixed libation has long been relegated mostly to on-demand single-glass mixing. Until now. Designed to consistently produce high-quality cocktails from kegs, the Tobin Ellis Signature Draft Cocktail System from Perlick corrects the common problem caused in cocktail keg systems when ingredients settle, which results in poor mix consistency of the carefully crafted components. One such establishment, the Shine Restaurant and Potion Bar (shineboulder.com) in Boulder, Colo., has created an exclusive line of “Shine Potions” infused with herbs, flowers, and other natural ingredients prepared in small batches. “We were using glass bottles, and it just wasn’t as sexy and took up way more space than the tap system,” says Jill Emich, Owner/Co-Creator of Shine. The Tobin Ellis system circulates cocktail ingredients in a proprietary 4-port Corny keg with mechanical NSF-certified ingredient-circulating pump. “Before this draft system, it just wasn’t possible because of the sediment—that is the potent herbs—that we want to keep in there circulating,” notes Emich. The “Craft on Draft” technology allows operators to serve high-volume signature drinks and provide samples in a few sec. With the pull of a tap handle.
Why clean a rotisserie oven by hand when the equipment could do the job? The CONVEX RT608 boasts a fully automatic self-cleaning system. If it doesn’t perform the cleaning process, the grilling procedure won’t engage—guaranteeing absolute hygiene. Use the rotisserie to visually merchandise product and boost sales. Other advantages of the CONVEX RT608 include reduced grilling time (1 hr., 9 min.) and energy consumption (12 kWh) when compared with previous models, and compatibility with the CONVEX combi oven.
ANSUL products protect your foodservice equipment. Its R-102 Fire Suppression System incorporates a flexible design with an extremely effective ANSULEX Low pH Liquid Agent. ANSULEX quickly knocks down flames and cools hot surfaces, while generating a tough vapor securing blanket that helps prevent re-flash. The R-102 system protects areas associated with ventilating equipment, auxiliary grease extraction equipment and cooking equipment. A flexible agent distribution hose allows appliances to be moved for cleaning purposes. UL/ULC listed; CE marked; COA, LPCB, TFRI, MED, DNV, ABS and Lloyd’s Register approved and meets NFPA 96 and 17A.
A CUT ABOVE
With a powerful 16-hp direct-drive induction motor that runs at 1800 or 3600 rpm (plus pulse function), the R60 T vertical cutter mixer processes small or large batches of meats, vegetables and other ingredients quickly and easily. The 63-qt. Stainless bowl houses 3 blades that can be height adjusted for uniform consistency and detached for cleaning. A wiper inside the transparent lid helps to monitor processing, while an opening in the lid allows for adding ingredients without lifting the lid. The entire assembly tilts for controlled pouring.
All Villeroy & Boch porcelain collections have a consistent biscuit color to allow dishes to be mixed and matched along a buffet line to guide diners through the presentation from starters to desserts. The collections include Urban Nature, Affinity and Flow and perfectly combine form and function.
Villeroy & Boch
Vulcan has earned the 2018 StarChefs International Chefs Congress Innovator Award for Heavy Equipment for its Versatile Chef Station. The award recognizes kitchen equipment at the vanguard of product development. As a 1-of-a-kind product in the U.S., the VCS offers chefs the ability to sear, braise, simmer, steam, boil, shallow fry, sauté and retherm, all with 1 state-of-the-art multifunction cooking station that offers unparalleled cooking versatility. Choose an 18-in.W single tank (front-to-back), 36-in.W single-tank (left-to-right) or 36-in.W double tank (front-toback) unit.
SPUD SKIN SPINNER
Using NSF-certified silicon carbide abrasive on a spinning aluminum base plate, the PI-30 can peel up to 66 lb. (30 kg) of potatoes per batch in less than 3 min. Water inlet on the top of the stainless bin feeds to the auto-drag of waste to the drain on the bottom. Both the aluminum exit door and the transparent polycarbonate cover feature safety locks. Set the timer for 0 to 6 min. or continuous operation.
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Through its working partnerships with OEMs, Heritage Parts now offers MyEquipment360, an online mobile system for storing and tracking information of commercial kitchen equipment. Users can personalize their kitchen profiles to link to technical manuals and parts catalogs, record model and serial numbers and make notes on warranty and repair information. Share the information with multiple service technicians at different sites. Set up filters by individual equipment or location.
WELL, WELL, WELL
Now available in a 230V model for international users, the ConserveWell utensil holder uses 99% less water per year than a continuous-flow dipper well by holding utensils at above 140°F (60°C) to prevent bacteria growth. The device is available in a wall-mount version that easily installs onto any vertical workspace and in a drop-in model designed to fit into existing countertop cutouts. An optional countdown timer available in both versions serves as a reminder to change the holding water.
SENIOR SETTING SERVICE
The Libbey Intuitive Diningware line includes more than 425 dinnerware, glassware and flatware products that meet the physical, dietary and emotional needs of healthcare and senior community segments. The dinnerware features shapes to aid in scooping food and colors to assist with limited vision, while the flatware has ergonomic handles to help users with reduced motor function. Textured bodies provide added grip and support.
The commercial BakerStone Pizza Oven Box extends the utility of a charbroiler or patio grill by turning it into a stone oven for pizzas, flatbreads and more. The stainless container is lined with stone and features a unique airflow system that heats the cook cavity up to 800°F to fast-bake breads and cookies as well as to roast fish and meats. Cook a 14-in. Pizza to order in as little as 4 min.
WALK(-IN) THIS WAY
Master-Bilt’s walk-ins provide the right amount of temperature-controlled space for any size job. Bilt2Spec walk-ins have numerous interior and exterior finish options to adapt to the décor or durability requirements of any project. Standard features include a heavy-duty ColdSeal Max entry door, foamed-in-place polyurethane panels, and a 15-yr. Panel warranty. The Quick Ship program works well for those needing a walk-in structure quickly. Freezers ship in 5 business days after order receipt. 10-Bilt walk-ins have the same features as Quick Ship models (shown) plus additional sizes and options and ship in 10 days after order receipt.
BOOST OIL LIFE
Masterfil is a patented, NSF-certified fabric filter paper that filters particulate from fryer oil down to 0.5 microns—about the size of a grain of graphite. Very durable and hard to tear or puncture, Masterfil can last for up to 1 week. After daily filtering, employees can scrape sediment off the filter and continue to use it. It absorbs and retains a minimal amount of oil soak, which reduces the need for top-offs and puts less oil in landfills. It won’t put a strain on pumps and motors, and can be cut to fit any filter machine or fryer filter system.
Oil Solutions Group
LEG (OR 4) UP
Available with either stainless or galvanized bases, these mixer tables have no-drip offset edges on the countertops on all 4 sides. Aluminum die-cast leg-to-shelf clamp secures the shelf to the leg; the undershelf is adjustable. Table sizes range from 24-in.W x 24-in.D to 36-in.W x 36-in.D with a standard height of 24 in.; the MX series includes a 78-in.H utensil rack. The entire top is mechanically polished to a satin finish and sound deadened, and the countertop edge is polished to a mirror finish.
STEP ON UP
Globe has added 3 step-up models to its line of gas hot plates for larger operations to increase production and versatility and to maximize cookline space. Features include extended cool-to-touch front edge, heavy-duty cast-iron burner grates, 30,000-Btu burners and adjustable front-access pilots. The step-ups come in 2-, 4- and 6-burner units; units ship set for natural gas with a liquid propane gas conversion kit and regulator included at no extra charge.
Globe Food Equipment/Middleby
STREAMLINED POWER SINK
Providing an economical alternative to the 3-comp. Sink, the Power Soak Intro continuous-motion pot, pan and sheet pan washing system offers an affordable option for operators looking to replace labor-intensive hand washing. The Power Soak patented parallel wash flow incorporates rotating wash water, heat and detergent to maximize cleaning power to provide improved sanitation workforce efficiency. The Intro is available in 4 standard-length models.
Power Soak/Unified Brands
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