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COOKING EQUIPMENT

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3 Ways Commercial Fryers Help Restaurants Maintain Food Quality

While restaurant operators often struggle with maintaining food quality and consistency, a lot of it comes down to fryer oil! In the restaurant industry, we call a 35 lb. container…

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Water Filtration Facts—Get to Know Reverse Osmosis Systems

The latest reverse osmosis systems adjust to fit hot beverage flavor profiles and waste less water.

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Suiting Up for Sous Vide

The French cooking method boasts plentiful benefits, but it’s still a bit misunderstood.

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Fried Chicken Restaurant Equipment: A Guide For Commercial Kitchens

It’s no secret that there are plenty of advantages to serving fried chicken. Chicken is the world’s most popular protein, it can be fried in batches and held for hours, and…

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REFRIGERATION & ICE MACHINES

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Cool Capacity: How to Specify Large Capacity Reach-Ins

Today’s large-capacity reach-in refrigerators boast new tech to shrink energy costs and boost performance.

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The Finer Print of Walk-In Care

Follow these tips from certified service professionals to keep your walk-ins chillin’.

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Pretty Clear: Your Guide to Choosing an Undercounter Ice Machine

The newest undercounter ice machines deliver large, pristine cubes while saving space, energy and labor.

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SERVING COUNTER EQUIPMENT

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Good Sense: How to Specify Condiment Dispensers

The pandemic jump-started innovation for condiment dispensers, bringing touchless models to market.

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

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Product Spotlight: Table Stakes

The array of tabletop options is ever-changing. Stay up to date on suppliers’ latest rollouts.

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WAREWASHING & SCRAPPING

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Looking For Ways to Save? Start With Your Pre-Rinse Unit

A pre-rinse unit isn’t the flashiest piece of equipment in your kitchen. And as long as it’s working (meaning spraying and not leaking), you probably don’t give it a second…

1 Product, 4 Ways: Food Waste Handling

We highlight the latest food waste disposers from Salvajor, InSinkErator, Hobart and Red Goat.

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Powered Sinks Take Care of the Dirty Work

Powered sinks let employees focus on other tasks besides hand-scrubbing pots and pans.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How To Choose a Door-Type Dishmachine

Energy Star Version 3.0 pushes door-type dishmachines to the next level of efficiency.

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STORAGE & CARTS

Today’s carts for foodservice meet the needs of operators during the pandemic and beyond.

1 Product, 4 Ways: Carts

Today’s carts for foodservice meet the needs of operators during the pandemic and beyond.

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

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Sizing Up Visual Modular Holding Cabinets

Drive-thru ordering has surged during the pandemic as more consumers opt to dine off-premise and turn to the convenient and…

BEVERAGE EQUIPMENT

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Water Filtration Facts—Get to Know Reverse Osmosis Systems

The latest reverse osmosis systems adjust to fit hot beverage flavor profiles and waste less water.

CUSTOMER-FACING TECHNOLOGY

5 Key Areas to Help Manage Your Online Ordering Boom

Many foodservice operations watched online ordering grow their revenue during the past few years. However, during the pandemic, online ordering…

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

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Are You Rinsing Your Produce the Right Way?

About 48 million people in the U.S. (one in six) get sick each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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1 Product, 4 Ways: Sizing Up Floor Mixers

If you’re in the market for a floor mixer, you likely already know all about the high-capacity perks, but these machines surely aren’t one-size-fits-all.

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Mixing it Up—What to Look for in a Countertop Mixer

The countertop mixer is the Swiss Army knife of the kitchen—small but mighty, with the power to perform various functions.

Selecting Pizza Pans? Here’s What You Need To Know

With so many varieties of pizza pans, here’s how to select the one that will provide the optimal bake.

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