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Go Green with Sterno Chafing Fuel

By Carla Landi Some might say, it’s not easy being green. However, it’s extremely easy to go green with Sterno. The folks at Sterno know how important it is for foodservice professionals to run smart and safe operations. That’s why Sterno developed the first wick chafing fuel endorsed…

Master Walk-in Usage

By Matt Kurnick and Adam Horlock The Master-Bilt Master Controller can help end users master walk-in usage with three important features. The first is that the Master Controller prompts automatic evaporator coil defrosting as needed. The second is that it constantly monitors the unit’s temperature and the system’s…

Defense Against Fruit Flies

By Lee Davis It’s August, and the other night a colleague invited me to join him for some refreshments at a local cocktail lounge. It was a very casual venue, and I couldn’t help but notice that every open bottle of liquor on the back bar had a…

Thermalrite Shock Freezers

By Matt Kurnick In foodservice, food often isn’t served the day it comes into an operation. Whether it’s fish, poultry, vegetables or any number of products, it’s important to store the food in a manner that keeps it tasting and looking fresh. As such, storing ingredients becomes increasingly…

Victory Ultra Spec Series Updates

By Matt Kurnick The Ultra Spec Series is Victory’s top-of-the-line series of refrigerators. Recently it’s gotten even better with added capabilities, layouts, and features. Victory has added warm holding capabilities to the Ultra Spec line. Additionally, units are available with dual zone temperature controls for hot and cold…

Tips and Guidelines for Better Catering

By Carla Landi Catering is a growing segment of the Foodservice Industry and requires unique processes, skills, and equipment. Below are a variety of tips and guidelines for better catering. Initial Client Meeting It’s important to know as much as you can about your client, so plan an…

The New, Simple Vulcan Combi

By Matt Kurnick Dozens of cooking modes, hundreds of programmable recipes, and complex digital controls don’t always make for a better piece of cooking equipment. They can make it difficult to train on, and frustrating to use effectively. The thinking behind the new, simple Vulcan combi oven was…

Rubbermaid HYGEN – A Simple Step Toward Sustainability

By Lee Davis The staff at a local cafe I know collects rainwater in a roof barrel and filters it for use in the kitchen. They heat the water with solar panels. They also employ a number of other energy and resource saving innovations and practices. “Sustainable” has…

Keep Pests Away – The Curtron E-IBD Air Curtain

By Carla Landi and Steve Tonjes Curtron’s E-IBD Air Curtain is designed to provide a powerful, uniform, and quiet air current to keep pests away. Chris Cummings of Curtron explains how. High Velocity is key. The ¾ HP motor on Curtron’s E-IBD  (Insect Back Door) Air Curtains are…

Install SmartWall for Intelligent Storage

by Lee Davis I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen it: a jam-packed and disorganized storage area at the back of a commercial kitchen, where shelving units are overflowing with dry goods, supplies, and disposables. The irony here is that all too often, the storage room…