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Rubbermaid’s New Dishwasher Safe Digital Scales

By Carla Landi Aside from the enormous food safety benefits resulting from a cleaner scale in the kitchen, Rubbermaid’s new premium digital scale is a huge time and labor saver for busy operators. In the video below, Chris Olenski from Rubbermaid Commercial Products demonstrates how easy it is…

The Dormont Hydro-Safe® System

By Matt Kurnick   We recently caught up with Mark Humenansky, Regional Sales Manager at Dormont to discuss the new Hydro-Safe® water filtration line from parent company Watts Water Technology. The versatile water filtration system is great for many applications including beverage equipment, espresso machines, combi ovens, ice machines...

… A Panini Grill with Bumps!

By Lee Davis Two nights a week I volunteer as a cook at an award-winning non-profit coffee bar, restaurant and music venue called Creatures Café in Asheville, NC. Challenges unique to our kitchen have forced us to find new and innovative uses for a few pieces of traditional...

Manitowoc’s Indigo Series Delivers Ice Assurance

By Carla Landi Ice is a key ingredient in any successful foodservice operation, especially when added to our favorite beverages.  The importance of ice brings to the forefront the challenges of not only making sure that ice is always available, but that it’s also of the highest quality….

Traulsen Blast Chillers: It Couldn’t Be Easier

“It couldn’t be easier.” That was NOT the impression I got when I was introduced to my first blast chiller years ago. I was new to the industry and attended a heavy-equipment training event. I learned quite a bit in two days, and I came away thinking that…

The Vulcan VTEC Infrared Charbroiler

By Matt Kurnick Now that’s extreme! The 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award winning Vulcan VTEC Infrared Charbroiler with IRX, or Infrared Extreme, technology uses only infrared energy to cook food with no flare-ups. The IRX technology allows for uniform heat distribution and maximum control over multiple burner zones. It…

The Importance of ServSafe and Food Safety

By Chris Perrotte and Matt Kurnick September is National Food Safety Month. Really though, dedicating one month to the importance of food safety just isn’t enough. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that in 2011, 47.8 million Americans contracted some sort of foodborne illness, that’s about 1…

Look for the ENERGY STAR® to Save Green and Help Protect the Environment

By: Una Song, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR Program Manager, Commercial Food Service (CFS) Before I started working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), my main interaction with restaurants was dining in them. I never considered myself a foodie, but many of my friends referred to…

True Curved Glass Cases

By Matt Kurnick In operations like bakeries where nearly as much time is spent decorating the product as is baking it, ensuring that the product is displayed to make it look as appealing as possible becomes a priority. True’s Curved Glass Bakery Cases are a great option in…

The DineXpress®

By Carla Landi To steal a classic line from a great movie … “If you build it, they will come.” Foodservice directors in the healthcare, schools and universities arenas know that the biggest challenge they face is keeping guests and residents in for lunch. They know their potential…