Back Story: Short Circuit? Short-Sighted.

A short-circuit hood's ventilation problem creates havoc for a popular wings destination until the manager calls in Bowling Green, Ohio-based CaptiveAire.

Cutting Through The FOG

Your grease traps just need a little extra attention to keep your operation’s plumbing running smoothly.


Sometimes, service visits read like a mystery novel. Chuck Pecka, formerly a full-time field technician and currently the Branch Manager for Duffy’s Equipment Service’s Binghamton, N.Y., office, remembers a call from a restaurant owner who told him that dishes were coming out of his rack-conveyor-style dishmachine speckled with a mysterious black goo baked on after…

BACK STORY: Propane Proposition

Emotions already were running high in the 16th-hole dining tent during the PGA Tour 2015 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio. Top chefs from a national restaurant chain were bustling away, preparing food for hundreds of spectators attending the event. But the pleasant hum of an efficient mobile-kitchen operation was disrupted when…

TECH TIPS: Fryer Care Basics

When your cooking medium is oil, regular upkeep is critical to maintaining your fryer.

BACK STORY: Refrigeration Failure? Perish The Thought

KLR Service LLC, St. Thomas, V.I., fix an emergency refrigeration fiasco and remind us that many problems can be prevented.

Care And Feeding: Kitchen Exhaust

A clean hood is a happy hood, and proper care can prevent a multitude of complications, including fires.

Changing The Rules: Exhaust-Energy Limits

Kitchen exhaust codes used to focus on minimum rates and included unlisted hoods. ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2010 changed that—now, unlisted hoods are about to join the dinosaurs.

BACK STORY: Making A List, Checking It Twice

Commercial Services Inc., Chesterfield, Mo., figured out that something as simple as a checklist can save service techs time and operators money.

Warewasher Care

Follow these basic maintenance tips to maximize the performance of your flight-type warewasher.

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