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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…

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…

Nug Nog: A Chilly, Chewable, Holiday Favorite

By: Lee Davis I love the Nug! … Scotsman Nugget Ice that is. Nugget Ice is the original chewable ice from Scotsman Ice Systems. It’s a delightful alternative to hard, plate-frozen ice cubes, especially if you like to chew ice! Nugget Ice machines produce this chilly treat by…

No More “Pop Goes the Handle”

By: Lee Davis Rubbermaid Commercial Products has upgraded its mechanical sweepers. The annoying tendency of the handles to come loose and “pop” free of the sweeper base has been solved. It’s now a threaded connection! Additionally, the redesigned units will come with a reinforced base and new grey…

Hatco Heated Zone Merchandisers – Hot New Energy Saving Solution

By: Lee Davis The local truck stop in my hometown is by far the hottest lunch venue for miles around. The main attraction is a variety of boxed grab-and-go hot sandwiches of the burger, fried chicken patty, meatloaf and bar-b-que variety: hearty if not heart healthy. The sandwiches…

Rubbermaid Eliminates BPA in All SKUs

By: Lee Davis What is BPA? Bisphenol A is a building block of polycarbonate plastic, which is commonly used in the production of food and beverage containers and packaging. BPA is also used to make epoxy resins that coat the inside of food cans and bottle tops. What’s…