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Globe Bistro Series Panini Grills

By Matt Kurnick Mmmmmm. Think of the most succulent slow-roasted pork, topped with slices of pickle and swiss cheese stacked between the top and bottom of a hoagie roll, grilled to warm perfection until the cheese drips off the grill-marked roll. It’s sandwich bliss. The new Bistro Series Panini Grills from Globe are great tools for producing warm sandwiches and come in two different sizes with two different…

The 2012 Kitchen Innovation Awards

By Carla Landi The National Restaurant Association announced the winners of the 2012 Kitchen Innovation Awards last week. The NRA show in Chicago is the place to see new emerging trends in foodservice, along with innovative equipment to enhance operations. Manufacturers continue to design equipment that will save end users money, labor, time and in some cases, take their operation to the next level. Manufacturers have done all…

The New Vollrath Super Pan V – It pours well!

By Lee Davis The Vollrath Super Pan V is the latest product upgrade from Vollrath. It is designed to replace the Super Pan II and is compatible with all your Super Pan II pans, covers and accessories. The new pan is made from the same 22 gauge, 300 series stainless steel making it tough and resistant to dings.  It has smooth curves and a bright finish. It comes...

It Looks and Feels Like a Candle: The TruFlame LED

By: Lee Davis Leave it to Hollowick. Their recently introduced TruFlame LED Wax Pillars are just that: real wax pillars. Only instead of a wick running down the center, their pillars are lit up using a very special battery operated LED.  TruFlame “Evolution” technology features a flickering LED, that also matches the color of natural flame. These are the most realistic-looking LED candles we’ve seen. TruFlame Pillars are…

Permission to Smoke!

By: Lee Davis Blame it on my “inner caveman” if you like, but I love smoked meats: ribs, brisket, chicken, salmon and even smoked oysters. Everything just tastes better smoked. The process of smoking meat has traditionally required special equipment, fuel and ventilation. So until recently, if you wanted smoked food, you needed to find a restaurant that specialized in just that. I always looked for a place…

Master-Bilt Master Controller 2.0 Upgrade

By: Matt Kurnick Ever wish you could remotely monitor and program your Master-Bilt walk-in refrigeration unit? Now there’s an app for that. To start 2012, Master-Bilt announced the release of an upgrade to its Master Controller Reverse Cycle Defrost (MCRCD). The new “2.0” version is expected to be an upgrade to the already award-winning design. The Web2Walk-in is an internet-based program that provides complete access to the MCRCD…

Easier Cleaning & Extended Life – Teflon Liners for ACP’s AXP22 Oven

By: Lee Davis Do you or someone you know use an AXP22 Combination Cooking Oven from Amana Commercial Products? On January 1, 2012 Amana Commercial Products (ACP) released a must-have accessory that will make their life easier and extend the life of their oven. ACP has introduced TL10 Teflon Liners for the AXP22. The AXP22 uses microwaves, forced convection and infra-red radiant heat for fast cooking of a…

Fisher EZ Install Adapters – Gets You Up and Running In Minutes!

By: Carla Landi Fisher Manufacturing has taken away the stress and aggravation of changing out your old off-brand faucet or pre-rinse unit with their convenient EZ Install Adapters. The EZ Install Adapters allow you to install your new Fisher product on your own without removing the existing sink or hardware from the wall.  It’s extremely simple. Applying the EZ Install Adapters is an easy-to-follow 4-step process that takes…

Soup’s On – Warmers vs. Rethermalizers

By: Lee Davis Everywhere you go these days, you see those cute little pot-bellied stand-alone self-serve kettles full of soup, stews or chili. They’re usually black, but some are copper or plain stainless. They range in size from about 6 quarts to 12 quarts capacity. You see them at convenience stores, grocery stores, salad bars, cafeterias and buffets. They all do the same thing: keep soup hot. Right?…Wrong!…

Hamilton Beach Mix ‘n Chill HMD900 Series

By: Carla Landi Hamilton Beach recently updated its classic drink mixer, setting the standard for candy mix-ins, soft serve, hard ice cream and more in their most user-friendly model yet, the HMD900 Series Mix N’ Chill. The HMD900 Series features the new Smart-Start™ one-hand motor activation which allows operators to easily prepare beverages and desserts. Not only is it easier to use, but it promises perfect results every…