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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....
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Oneida Introduces Luzerne Dinnerware to the U.S.

By Carla Landi   Oneida’s new Luzerne Dinnerware is a twice-fired luxury brand that comes from Oneida’s Asian factory. Recognizing the desire for this brand in the U.S. is what motivated Oneida to introduce this line to foodservice professionals across the United States.   According to Vincent Del-Cid of Oneida, the trend to bring a more residential look to the commercial foodservice market is huge right now. Foodservice...
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Hot Tortillas Just Keep On Coming with Star’s Rolling Tortilla Warmer

By Lee Davis, CFSP   At my favorite local take-out burrito shop, the line is always out the door during lunch. As you make your way to the counter inside, the first employee places your choice of white, wheat or gluten free tortilla on an old countertop warmer that vaguely resembles a Panini grill. He holds the top down for about twenty seconds and then removes the hot...
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Admiral Craft Black Diamond Gas Equipment

By Carla Landi   We recently caught up with Jeff Taylor from Admiral Craft and he was telling us a little something about their Black Diamond line of gas cooking equipment.   Admiral Craft’s Black Diamond Gas Equipment is built to keep up in busy commercial kitchens. The Black Diamond line includes a complete line-up of gas cooking equipment, including everything from countertop charbroilers, griddles, and hot plates,...
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The Quick Draw Pepper Mill Holster from Chef Specialties

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Last week I was talking with the good folks at Chef Specialties, a family owned U.S. manufacturer of high quality commercial Pepper Mills for over 75 years. They showed me a new product that made me think: “Wow, why didn’t I think of that…about 30 years ago when I was a server?” It’s called the Quick Draw Pepper Mill Holster, a nifty little...
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Delfield’s Hot Food Well Technologies

By Carla Landi   We recently caught up with Tim Wilczak of Delfield to get the scoop on their hot food well technologies. He showed us their 1,000 watt wells and their ESP low watt wells. Both the 1,000 watt and the ESP low watt food well have some very important features in common. They can both be provided as a drop-in or a built-in unit. They both...