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The Versatile Oneida Strata

By Matt Kurnick The Oneida Strata System is an aesthetically appealing, fully functional alternative to traditional chafers for presenting hot or cold food in a buffet-style setting. The all-steel black-box bases and brushed stainless steel interchangeable components provide for an endless combination of presentations and functionality. The Strata…

Hang On To Your Hat with Curtron’s Polar Pro GH

By Lee Davis When I was in the restaurant business, I had mixed feelings about clear plastic strip doors. I appreciated their purpose, but I hated how they knocked off my hat and messed up my hair (yes, I had hair once) every time I walked in or…

InSinkErator Attacks Food Waste

By Carla Landi Foodservice operators have seemingly searched every nook and cranny for solutions to help reduce operating costs and boost revenues. They are also bridled with the challenge of food safety, providing a clean work area and their responsibilities to the environment. After reviewing the studies on…

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…