Buying Guides

Get the information you need to spec any type of equipment.

COOKING EQUIPMENT

What Makes a Combi?

In recent years there has been a legitimate debate over the virtues of boiler and boilerless combis. Each basic design has its advantages and flaws.

Tips on Deciding If You Should Repair or Replace a Fryer

Factor in costs and age when deciding whether your fryer needs to retire.

How to Help Your Combi Oven Last Longer

Service agents give advice on protecting combi ovens with tips on cleaning, descaling and using common sense.

What Labor-Saving Equipment is Worth Investing in Now?

Consultants and operators weigh in.

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REFRIGERATION & ICE MACHINES

Assessing Ice Machines

Replacing a water pump makes sense, but refrigeration systems? Consider a new unit.

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SERVING COUNTER EQUIPMENT

How To Choose a Safety Barrier for Your Business

Safety barriers might be see-through, but they prominently display an operator’s attention to safety.

FURNISHINGS & DECOR

DIY Fix: Adjust Food Shields

If your facility boasts convertible food shields, and needs to shift from self-service to full-service to increase safety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, follow these general steps.

SMALLWARES & TABLETOP

What Labor-Saving Equipment is Worth Investing in Now?

Consultants and operators weigh in.

VENTILATION

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Improving your HVAC system on the roof, and exhaust hood in the kitchen, will help keep employees and guests safe.

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WAREWASHING & SCRAPPING

How a Keen Eye Helped Fix a Flight-Type Dishmachine

Watching how people use equipment can help you diagnose an issue.

An Inch Throws Off a Dishmachine Install

Bob Colin, Heritage Service Group, finds an inch throws off an install.

Understanding UV Light

For years, ultraviolet light has been integrated into foodservice equipment. Now its getting a second look as a tool for fighting COVID-19.

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STORAGE & CARTS

My Equipment Wishlist: Hot-Cold Pickup Shelves

For a growing number of customers, the perfect restaurant experience is walking through the door, breezing past the line, finding a bag with their name on it and walking out—without ever speaking to a human.

CFS Brands Acquires Piper Products

Conglomerates consolidate a dozen brands under one parent

WARMING & HOT HOLDING EQUIPMENT

Buying Time With Holding Cabinets

Heated holding cabinets are typically used to keep extra quantities of food hot and tasty until it is time to fill orders or re-supply a display or warmed assembly station.

BEVERAGE EQUIPMENT

CUSTOMER-FACING TECHNOLOGY

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Touchless Technology and the Future of Restaurants

While the future feels uncertain for most restaurants, consumers have clear expectations about what makes them feel safe ordering from…

WASTE MANAGEMENT & JANITORIAL

Understanding UV Light

For years, ultraviolet light has been integrated into foodservice equipment. Now its getting a second look as a tool for fighting COVID-19.

FOOD PREPARATION EQUIPMENT

Food Blenders Gain Horsepower

Today’s commercial food blenders support menu creativity and consistency, help reduce food waste and save labor.

1 Product, 4 Ways: Saving Labor With Food Processors

Powered food processors make quick work of the otherwise time-consuming tasks of slicing, grating, chopping, mixing or emulsifying food products.

1 Product, 4 Ways: Room to Work

If the shift from dining room service to takeout and delivery has left your crew in need of more workspace, consider adding stainless worktables.

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