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Scotsman Meridian™ Ice and Water Dispenser Series

By Carla Landi   Scotsman Ice has received the 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award for their new Meridian™ ice and water dispensers. This award comes from the world’s most prestigious, most recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.   The Meridian™ Series delivers the latest in ice and water dispensing technology, producing the H2 nugget, the softest and most satisfying...
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Traulsen TS Full-Size Prep Tables – Get TempAssured

By Lee Davis, CFSP   It seems like the number one complaint when it comes to pizza and sandwich prep tables is that the product isn’t held cold enough, making food unsafe. Turn down the temperature on the unit and food can freeze, especially along the rails where food pans come into contact with refrigeration cold-walls.   Traulsen has a solution. In lieu of a cold wall system,...
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Captive-Aire’s CORE Fire Protection

By Carla Landi   Restaurant kitchens have all the ingredients necessary to start a potentially dangerous fire. Normally, open flames, equipment running at high temperatures, cooking oils, and electrical components all help the operator serve hot and well prepared meals. However, sometimes these ingredients can come together and create a recipe for disaster.   The best strategy is to put a plan in place that minimizes the risk...
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Vulcan’s LWE Series Steamer – A First

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Steaming is an ancient way to cook food. In Arizona, archaeologists have found steam pits used for cooking as long as 10,000 years ago. In China, steam cooking vessels of various sorts, dating from between 5000 to 3500 BC, have been unearthed from archaeological digs. More recently, the Viennese invented the original deck steam ovens in the 1800s for baking baguettes.   With...
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The Blodgett Hoodini – Watch Exhaust Disappear

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Recently, I met with Stephanie Martin, Vice President of Regional Sales, and Executive Chef Joe Arvin from Blodgett. They introduced me to the new Hoodini: not a famous escape artist, but a new Ventless Hood System from Blodgett.   The Hoodini is a completely self-contained ventilation system. It combines a catalytic converter to remove smoke and odors, and a condenser to remove steam...
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MetroMax 4™ Shelving – Unrivaled

By Lee Davis, CFSP   It isn’t news that Metro offers a huge selection shelving to meet almost every need, but the product creating the most excitement as of late, is the MetroMax 4™ line of all-polymer shelving. It is the ultimate storage and handling system with a lifetime warranty against rust and corrosion. Ideal for foodservice, healthcare, and grocery applications, the MetroMax 4™ is unrivaled in performance...
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Making the Blast Chiller/Freezer Investment

By Carla Landi   The benefits of having a blast chiller for food safety, food quality, labor savings, and decreased food waste makes the investment a no-brainer. But, what do you really need to know to make a smart investment and reap the benefits that come with this game-changing addition to your line-up? I have intel on selecting the right blast chiller/freezer for your operation, thanks to information...
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Cambro Food Pan Seal Covers

By Carla Landi   Cambro has you covered when it comes to protecting your food investment and your bottom line. Cambro, an expert in food storage, has been very diligent about conducting studies and researching ways for foodservice operators to control food costs.   We know that purchasing food products is a very important and expensive part of owning a successful restaurant. In fact, statistics gathered by the...
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Carlisle CoolCheck™ Batter Pro System

By Carla Landi   Carlisle’s CoolCheck™ Batter Pro System provides a new way to set up your breading stations. Ingredients are kept at the proper temperature during the entire battering process. Utilizing Carlisle’s CoolCheck™ technology, pans hold food safely for 6 to 8 hours and change color when temperatures are no longer safe.   The pans are insulated so operators can set them up anywhere in a minimal...
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Groen Kettles for Your High-Profit Mexican Cuisine

By Carla Landi   Chef Steve demonstrates the benefits of using Groen Steam Jacketed Kettles for the modern Mexican restaurant menu.   Restaurants are freeing up their stove tops and replacing large stock pots with Groen kettles for a cost-effective and labor-saving method of preparation. Groen kettles offer a volume-solving solution to large batch preparation of popular Mexican menu items and they offer increased operator safety.   Watch...