Author: Randy Baum

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Southbend’s Award Winning TruVAPOR - March 2017

By Carla Landi   The National Restaurant Association announced Southbend’s TruVapor as a Kitchen Innovation winner for 2017. This is the first combination oven that can be built right into a cooking line. There is no need to allocate extra space in your kitchen for combi cooking applications. Chefs can now have the versatility of steaming, roasting, broiling, and combi cooking without walking away from their high-volume cooking...
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Standex RSG Keg Management System - March 2017

By Randy Baum   Picture the following scenario: It's Friday night at the local Brew Pub and you're in the midst of a hectic dinner rush. A guest places an order for that popular new IPA, but the bartender informs you that the keg has just run dry. Typically, one of the bus boys would run back and swap out the keg for a new one, but they're...
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58 Years of Sneeze-Free Dining - March 2017

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Fifty-eight years ago this week, the Sneeze Guard was invented by a Pennsylvania germaphobe, named Johnny Garneau. He owned a popular chain of Midwest Smorgasbord restaurants, and who knows how many cases of physical contamination and foodborne illness have been prevented by his invention.   Today, sneeze guards (a.k.a., food shields, breath guards) are not just a good idea, they’re required in virtually...
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External Suction vs. Chamber Vacuum Sealers - March 2017

By Lee Davis, CFSP   There are two basic types of vacuum sealers: external suction vacuum sealers and chamber vacuum sealers. My FoodSaver® brand sealer, that I bought through a TV infomercial years ago, is an example of the first. It does a nice job of sealing up solid foods. I use it for granola, dried fruit, cheese, loose tea, and dried herbs. Just place the food in...
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Sterno’s WindGuard Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer - February 2017

By Carla Landi   The WindGuard Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer is a hot new product from Sterno Products. We recently caught up with Thaddaeus Smith from Sterno, to learn more about it. This is a great product. Restaurants, hotel banquets, schools, and event caterers are going to love this one. The Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer folds flat, making it easy to transport to and from locations and is easily stored...
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Cambro X-Pan™ High Heat Food Pans - February 2017

By Carla Landi   Cambro’s new X-Pan™ allows foodservice operators to safely and effectively, prep, cook, hot/hold, steam, bake, and cool food products, using one single food pan throughout various applications. It will withstand, transform, and adjust to different temperatures and applications. The X-Pan™ has a temperature range of -40°F to 375°F and is safe for use in microwaves, steam tables, and ovens. The ability to minimize food...
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Lakeside Chef Cutting Board Riser - February 2017

By Carla Landi Lakeside’s new Chef Cutting Board Riser takes the strain out of prep work. Chefs can relieve the strain in their backs by standing up straighter when slicing, dicing, and chopping. This stainless steel riser elevates the work space taking away lower back strain and providing a very welcome relief to chefs everywhere. It’s lightweight and portable, so it can be moved from station to station...
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CMA’s New Frontloading Ventless Dishmachine - January 2017

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Not too long ago, CMA introduced their CMA-180-VL Ventless Dishmachine. The unit’s heat recovery system captures normally exhausted heat and water vapor from the wash-rinse cycle, and condenses it, heating incoming cold water before it reaches the booster heater. Water feeding the booster heater is warmer, so less energy is required to bring it up to 180 degrees. Money is saved as a...
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American Metalcraft’s New Serving Peels - January 2017

By Carla Landi   American Metalcraft brings creative serving ideas to the table with their new Serving Peels. Available in a variety of styles, these Serving Peels allow foodservice professionals to get creative and express their unique personality.   Successful restaurants know that providing the ultimate dining experience for customers includes the details that create the overall look and feel. In addition to creating loyal customers, what is...
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Pitco’s New Touch Screen Controller - January 2017

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Last June, we brought you information and a video about the revolutionary Pitco ROV (Reduced Oil Fryer), with its automatic filtration feature, automatic top off system and oil quality sensor. Well, Pitco didn’t stop with those innovations. They’ve just introduced their new Pitco fryer Touch Screen Controller.   The controller has many great features and couldn’t be more intuitive to use. Menus can...