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The New and Improved BRUTE

By Matt Kurnick and Sarah Auge In November, Rubbermaid released its new and improved BRUTE® utility refuse can. The can features venting technology that makes it significantly easier for end users to remove full liners. Additionally, Rubbermaid added a pair of cinches near each handle so that the liners can be cinched into place rather than tied off.  Other improvements to the BRUTE include a reinforced base and…

Big Technology in a Small Footprint

By Matt Kurnick and Jim Bologna The Blodgett Mini Combi Oven provides operators the ability to cook with big technology in a small footprint. It features the BCT Control system that is unique to Blodgett. The BCT Control system features a touchscreen that easily allows operators to program up to 500, 15-step recipes. Recipes can even be categorized for easy access. The Blodgett Mini also features CombiOptima, which…

The First Ever Energy Star Certified Value Fryer

By Matt Kurnick and Chuck Day The VF35 from Pitco is the first ever Energy Star certified value fryer. It utilizes a cast iron burner, which is the same burner Pitco puts in its Solstice series fryers. This burner draws in more primary air, mixing with the gas more efficiently to produce a nice, clean blue flame. The VF35 operates at 70,000 BTU yet can cook product at…

Customize with Lakeside

By Matt Kurnick and Jill Kirby Lakeside Manufacturing is very excited to launch its new 2015 catalog. The new catalog features seven new product lines and is highlighted by a wide variety of customizable and modifiable products. Included in the catalog is the highly customizable kiosk seen in the video above. This kiosk can be customized to suit coffee or snack sales. With customizable options including its size,…

Those Who Know Choose Victorinox

By Matt Kurnick and Rick Stark Their latest company line goes, “Those who know choose Victorinox.” And with their latest research findings, it makes sense. Of late, Victorinox has boasted that their knives are both 25% sharper and last 65% longer than their competitors’. Lab testing on sharpness proved that, out of the box, Victorinox knives do rate as sharper. The tests look at the knife blade’s edge…

The Hamilton Beach Eclipse Blender

By Matt Kurnick and Tom Rochon The Hamilton Beach EclipseTM Blender features a host of technological advances that make it one of the quietest, most easy-to-clean, and easy-to-operate blenders available today. With its QuietBlendTM technology, the Eclipse operates extremely quietly. While the Eclipse is blending, it’s easy for the operator to hold a conversation at a normal volume. The Eclipse also disassembles and reassembles easily for cleaning purposes….

Hollowick Gala Fuel Cell Covers

By Matt Kurnick and Lee Davis Hollowick disposable fuel cells are rightfully an essential part of setting the ambiance in a wide variety of foodservice operations around the country. They appear on lunch and dinner tables all over the place. Now, with the Hollowick Gala Fuel Cell Covers, operators can raise the bar of their table-top lighting without having to start from scratch.  Hollowick Gala Fuel Cell Covers…

New Carts and Kiosks from Delfield

By Lee Davis Last week, I attended a SEFA Training webinar hosted by Tim Wilczak, Senior Product Sales Manager for Delfield. He introduced the new Carts & Kiosks from Delfield. “Out with the OLD, in with the NEW,” said Tim. “Delfield’s older GoCart line no longer provides the flexibility that customers want.” The new Carts and Kiosks from Delfield deliver flexibility and more. They are UL listed for…

Vidacasa® by American Metalcraft

By Carla Landi Just in time for banquet season, Vidacasa® by American Metalcraft is a new temperature-controlled buffetware line that works independent of electricity, cords, gels, fire, or ice. This line was designed for chefs and caterers who need modern, safe, and efficient ways to keep food hot or cold without compromising appearance and presentation. Vidacasa® combines sophisticated technology with contemporary buffetware to bring you modular, cordless, and…

Globe Medium-Duty G Series Slicers

By Matt Kurnick Globe medium-duty G Series slicers are great for a variety of applications that require the capabilities of a high-quality slicer, but don't necessarily rely on them exclusively. The G-Series slicer comes in three different sizes: 10, 12, and 14-inch diameter. The motor on the 12 and 14-inch slicers is 1/2 horsepower. The smaller 10-inch model has a 1/3 horsepower motor. These size motors make the...