The team at Burger & Lobster used to prepare fresh burgers on an underfired broiler. But the high-volume operation was experiencing grease flareups. “Grease would get stuck in the broiler’s nooks and crannies and they were hard to clean well,” says Executive Chef Danny Lee. Searching for a solution to the flare-ups, Chef Lee turned to Keating Of Chicago’s Miraclean Griddle. The griddle sports a ¾-in.-thick polished steel plate topped with a smooth chrome surface that’s easy to clean. The team uses a simple scraper to wipe away debris. At the end of the day, they wash it with water and a palmetto brush then polish it with a damp cloth and cleaner. No bricks, stones or harsh chemicals required. Chef Lee also appreciates the temperature consistency across the griddle surface while cooking. “It has little to no cold spots,” he says. “And the burgers cook in their own fat, which adds more flavor.” Burger & Lobster uses Miraclean Griddles in its two U.S. locations, both in New York. The chain, launched in 2011 and based in London, also has restaurants in Dubai, Bangkok, Genting Highlands, Kuwait City and Singapore.
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July 2019 Products Gallery:
Smoothies on the Downlow
The KitchenAid Commercial Enclosure Blender has a powerful 3-hp motor that is kept quiet thanks to an NSF-certified lift-up sound enclosure; use it in the front-of-house without noisy interruptions. The high-quality, die-cast metal construction of the base, dial, enclosure handle and switches is durable and easy to clean. A BPA-free, 60-oz. container allows for small or large blending batches, while the Intelli-Speed Motor Control senses contents and maintains optimal speed to power through ingredients.
Cold on the Spot
Put cold where you need it with this refrigerated drop-in cold pan, which can be placed in existing countertops and other work areas to hold menu items that need to be kept chilled. The drop-ins have aluminum-encased copper tube evaporator panels to improve heat transfer by increasing contact area, which boosts efficiency and reduces power consumption. Available with a choice of one to six wells, the units include adapter bars for use with standard 12-in. x 20-in. pans.
Guided by Kitchen Spot
For operators seeking guidance on purchasing kitchen equipment and supplies, The Kitchen Spot is a highly intuitive, easily navigable internet showroom that connects purchasers with a national network of local experts. Categories of available products include general equipment, food and drink prep, tabletop and serving supplies, janitorial items and disposables. The site showcases premium, well-recognized brands through enhanced product information and educational content.
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The Reel Deal
New to the North American market, this 65-ft.-long 3⁄8-in.-diameter Klarco hose reel (5R.M20.T449) is made of durable, food-grade, non-marking rubber and includes a stainless-enclosed reel with an anti-friction outlet and swivel mounting bracket with 160° range of motion. A heavy-duty combi spray gun has an ergonomic design and heat-insulated handle to protect the user, and the 2.2-gpm spray conserves water while producing a powerful, effective spray.
Proper Pizza Prep
In addition to all the equipment needed to prep, cook, store, serve and deliver fresh pizzas, Vollrath now offers pans, screens and accessories for an all-in-one experience. Available pan configurations include press cut, tapered deep dish, coupe and wide rim in different sizes, and pizza screens are available for providing maximum air circulation in conveyor ovens. And of course, the accessories range from dough scrapers and bubble poppers to cutters and handle servers to boxes and lids.
Be Fruit Full
More than just a juicer, the Multifruit has a durable Titanium shredding disc that works in conjunction with a powerful brushless motor to quickly shred even the hardest fruits, vegetables and roots. The increased strength of the blades and a new crosshead further enhances wear resistance and ensure longer working life. Plus, the easy-to-use efficient faucet swivels 160° for convenience and improved hygiene. An extra-large opening accepts larger inputs.
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Process Fresh Food Fast
Robot Coupe’s CL 52 vegetable preparation machine offers 50 discs for slicing, ripple-cutting, grating, julienning and dicing foods with optimum quality and precision. Use the XL hopper for bulky vegetables such as lettuce or cabbage. An ergonomic handle requires less effort from end-users. Choose either 375 rpm or 375 and 750 rpm models. This unit fits restaurants, institutions or catering operations with up to 400 covers per day.
Milk to Cone
Carpigiani’s Pastomaster HE pasteurizers have received 3-A certification (sanitary standards), along with the UL and NSF approvals, allowing American frozen dessert makers to use the most advanced Carpigiani technology designed for artisan frozen dessert production. Create ice cream, custard and gelato bases as well as sorbet and premium Italian ice mixtures. The Pastomaster HE comes in 62-qt. and 127-qt. models.
No More Rocking Tables
Flat Equalizers screw onto the bottom of table legs and use hydraulic technology for precise tabletop height adjustment and stability. A locking mechanism provides solid footing without springiness and lets you align multiple tabletops to one even level.
Durable Melamine Servingware
Santiago tableware (shown) presents melamine as you’ve never seen it. The matte finish in sandstone and silverstone colors, paired with gently scalloped rims and organic edges, bring appetizing warmth to food presentations. Choose from 10 pieces ranging from 20-in. trays to 9½-in. bowls and more. Also from Elite Global Solutions: Van Gogh tableware comes with a swirling brushstroke design inspired by none other than the Dutch artist’s famed “Starry Night” masterpiece. Made of durable melamine, the high-gloss, hammered-look pieces come in 29 shapes and sizes and in three colors: navy, black and taupe.
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