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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...
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Breathe Easier with Ice-O-Matic Top Air Discharge Ice Machines

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Like all refrigeration units, ice machines need to breathe. Air drawn into the machine passes over condenser coils and helps to cool the refrigerant. Warm air is exhausted from the machine. If an ice machine is placed too close to a back wall, side wall, or abutting equipment, performance can suffer. Insufficient clearance might even result in the machine drawing in its own...
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CMA’s New EnergyStar® Front Loading Dishmachine

By Carla Landi   CMA’s new EST-FL or EnergyStar® Front-Loader, opens up new dishwashing opportunities for foodservice operations. Now smaller restaurants and fast foodservice markets can have all of the convenience and speed of a commercial upright, without sacrificing a lot of space.   CMA’s EnergyStar® Front Loader does not have side openings that require tables for loading the dish racks. The machine opens in the front and...
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Lakeside’s Mobile Merchandising Multi Daypart Carts

By Carla Landi   All day breakfast and convenient snacking opportunities are very popular in a wide variety of foodservice markets. Elementary schools benefit by offering children breakfast at school in a fun and creative way. Colleges and universities are able to cater to students craving snacks on-the-go. Daypart carts are perfect for visitors at hospitals looking for comfort food while they spend time away from their regular...
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Lincoln’s Impinger Conveyor Oven – Now VENTLESS

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Years ago, I became fascinated with impinger technology when I trained on a Lincoln Impinger oven. We cooked scallop shish-k-bobs quickly and perfectly. I remember watching the skewers of seafood and veggies ride along through the oven on a conveyor belt, while dozens of air nozzles barraged the food from above and below with jets of hot air that cooked them uniformly and...
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New Technology Products from Manitowoc Foodservice

By Lee Davis, CFSP   The other day, I attended a very informative online training webinar presented by Joe Nicholson, Product Sales Manager for Ovens at Manitowoc Foodservice. He covered the very latest in new technology cooking products. A few recurring themes were faster cooking times, energy savings, ease of use, and better quality food. Here is a quick look at the very latest in cooking technology Convotherm,...
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G.E.T. BambooServe™ – A More Sustainable Solution

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Wood products are among the most sustainable products on earth. Wood can be regrown and recycled. It also decomposes quickly in landfills. As a raw material, bamboo (technically a grass) just might be the most sustainable wood product on Earth due to its availability and rate of growth. Bamboo can be found in East Asia, Australia, India, Africa, and North to South America....