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External Suction vs. Chamber Vacuum Sealers

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...

Sterno’s WindGuard Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer

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...

Cambro X-Pan™ High Heat Food Pans

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...

Lakeside Chef Cutting Board Riser

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...

CMA’s New Frontloading Ventless Dishmachine

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...

American Metalcraft’s New Serving Peels

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...

Pitco’s New Touch Screen Controller

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...

Carlisle Grove Collection

By Carla Landi   If you’re looking at refreshing your venue in 2017, you might want to check out what Carlisle has trending. Carlisle really does their homework when it comes to forecasting the colors, the shapes, and the mood in the culinary world. The results of their...

Blend in the New Year with Hamilton Beach Commercial

By Lee Davis, CFSP   New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and I was thinking about how to perk up a traditional New Year’s Eve party with a specialty beverage. Blender drinks are always a fun way to get a party going. Even devoted beer...

Rubbermaid Introduces Color-Coded Foodservice System

By Lee Davis, CFSP   The year is coming to an end, but Rubbermaid Commercial Products is already looking forward to a safer and more prosperous new year with the launch of their Color-Coded Foodservice System. Cross contamination is a significant food safety issue that can impact both...