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Nor-Lake Goes Behind the Bar

By Lee Davis Nor-Lake, the company long known for refrigeration solutions such as walk-in coolers and freezers, rack refrigeration systems, reach-ins and merchandisers, has moved beyond the kitchen and behind the bar. In February of 2012, Nor-Lake rolled out its latest additions to the AdvantEDGE line of products:…

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…

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…

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...

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…