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Johnson-Rose: a Crown Brands Company

By Carla Landi   Johnson-Rose took time at the 2016 National Restaurant Show to introduce us to a few of their lines that offer reliable solutions for busy kitchen operations.   First, we took a look at their table bases and table tops. These nice looking tables feature a textured base, giving them an upscale look. The textured base will also hide scuff marks that sometimes result from...
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Panasonic Takes Induction to the Next Level

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Induction cooking is hardly new. Dozens of manufacturers build induction units and demand is growing. Why not? The burners are flameless and remain cool to the touch. Heat-up and recovery are fast, and temperature control is exact. Induction burners are easy to clean and energy efficient. The only drawback until now was that induction only worked with certain types of metal pots and...
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Southbend’s 171 Upright Broiler

By Carla Landi   It’s no secret that Chicago is known for good food. The Windy City is home to some of the finest steakhouse restaurants in the country. Diners craving a perfect steak know they can find one at one of these well known steak restaurants, where top chefs are running the show.   Chances are, if you walk into the kitchen of one of these steakhouses,...
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Master-Bilt Enhanced Undercounter/Worktable Refrigerators & Freezers

By Carla Landi   Master-Bilt presented their MBU-A Series Undercounter/Worktable Refrigerators and Freezers at the 2016 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.   These 36” high Undercounter Worktables are built for the busiest of commercial kitchens with standard features that make life easier for foodservice professionals.   The easy to remove condenser filter screen makes it easy for operators to keep these units running at peak performance and...
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American Metalcraft: Creative Ways to Serve Cocktails and Appetizers

By Carla Landi   With the recent launch of over 300 products focusing on trends, American Metalcraft brings beautiful new product lines for creative cocktailing. If you’re looking for new, trendy, and fun ways to serve up cocktails and appetizers, you should check this out.   Their new Moscow Mules, available in different colors and finishes, are perfect for beverage and snack presentations. Their new stainless steel and...
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Kolpak Walk-In Advantages and Opportunities

By Carla Landi   We recently caught up with Scott Rogers at the 2016 NRA Show in Chicago and learned about the differences between Kolpak’s upgraded and standard hardware packages, as well as different options available to create the best walk-in for your operation.   Kolpak’s hardware packages offer several advantages for foodservice professionals, including chrome handles, door locks, hydraulic door closers, and adjustable hinges for easy adjustment...
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Blazun Polycarbonate Drinkware by Gessner™

By Randy Baum   Let's face it, accidents happen. That’s why polycarbonate drinkware is such a great alternative for any foodservice operation that wants that look and feel of traditional glassware, but doesn’t want to deal with broken glass or costly replacements.   Fortunately, our friends at Gessner Products have just unveiled their new Blazun Premium Unbreakable Drinkware line, which includes everything from beer, wine, and shot glasses,...
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Pitco’s Reduced Oil Volume Fryers with Automatic Filtration

By Carla Landi   Pitco reduces costly oil expenses for operations with their new Reduced Oil Volume Fryers. Their ROV fryers start out with a 40% reduction in oil needed at the initial fill by reducing the cold zone by 40%. This means that their 50 lb. capacity fryers only require 30 lbs. of oil.   They took it a step further by increasing the oil life with...
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Carter-Hoffmann Introduces Battery Operated Cabinets to the Market

By Carla Landi   New for Carter-Hoffmann and new for the industry! Carter-Hoffmann presents the only battery operated holding cabinet to the foodservice industry. It runs in full function from 4 to 6 hours, unplugged. The flexibility to move this cabinet to different events and locations without worrying about a plug is huge for foodservice professionals. It comes standard with two batteries in the bottom of the cabinet...
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Sterno Products Introduces Their New S’Mores Maker

By Carla Landi   Who doesn’t get excited about S’Mores? The Sterno S’Mores Maker is a great way to create a unique experience for your guests that will have them coming back for more.   Set it up on the table as a fun and interactive treat, create a chef-attended action station, or include it in a catering event theme. It’s built to perform anytime, anywhere.   The...