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Urban Donut Trail

Urban Donut Trail

Back in November of 2012, the New York Times, playing off the world famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, introduced the world to the Kentucky Donut Trail

Commercial Food Equipment Certifications - what they mean & why they're important

Commercial Food Equipment Certifications

NSF? ETL? UL? What's the difference? What does it mean? Whether you just want to pass a health and safety inspection or you're concerned with energy conservation, knowing what equipment certification symbols mean can be a helpful, if not crucial piece of information. Safety and health inspections can be stressful if you don't know with complete certainty that the equipment you use is up to standards. With a certification sticker, the inspector is happy, you're happy, and the employees who use the item get a warm fuzzy feeling

Vitamix Blender Comparison Guide

Vitamix Commercial Blender Comparison Guide

Here at Prima, we sell a lot of Vitamix blenders. Vitamix blenders are high quality blenders geared for commercial or home sales. At Prima, we specifically sell the commercial line of blenders... although they can just as easily be used in a home. It should be noted that the commercial line has a shorter warranty length (3 year instead of the residential 7 year warranty), although this difference in length can largely be attributed to the fact that a commercial machine is designed to withstand multiple uses per day (dozens as opposed to just a handful). Vitamix has revamped their commercial lineup for 2017 but no worries, your favorite blenders are still around, just in a new better form!

Introducing Vitamix Commercial! A Revamped Line Up of Commercial Blenders by Vitamix

Vitamix Commercial Blenders

You may remember that Vitamix announced some upcoming changes to their line earlier this year at the NAFEM show. Well, that “upcoming” has come and gone, and we’re excited about the changes and their upgraded, consolidated line. But, with any change, things can be slightly confusing. What we have here is a quick reference to help you find out which new blender replaces your tried and true older model.

Upgraded Products

First, let’s talk about what blenders have been upgraded. We’ll get into the details of these upgrades later, right now I just want to talk about the new SKUs you’ll need.

Let’s say you’re looking to replace your old-school 1005 Vita-Prep 3, that one is no longer for sale. Instead, you’re going to need a 62826. It’s still a Vita-Prep 3, but it has a new number to go along with the new features. The great news is the one thing not updated is the price!

Here’s the full list of changes from Vitamix

The Lower 40: A Refrigeration Guide and Comparison

The Lower Forty Refrigeration Graphic

Whether you are looking to replace a single reach-in cooler or outfit a new kitchen for the first time, it can be a bit chilling to think about all of the available options. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to buying the right refrigeration unit for you and your business. In this comparison guide we include the most popular brands we carry as well as some helpful tips to get you started.

NAFEM Recap 2017

NAFEM 2017 Trade Show

Every two years, thousands of people in the foodservice industry make their pilgrimage to the NAFEM (North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers) Show. It’s three solid days of new products, new technology, and, of course, improvements in the old stuff too.

Recipe | Take a Guac on the Wild Side

Take a Guac on the Wild Side

There are many different ways to make guacamole, but for me, the best is when it is chunky with the right amount of acidity and sweetness. This became solidified for me when...

Grease trap information and sizing guide

Basically, you need to keep two categories in mind as you decide on a grease trap. The first is the local plumbing code/municipal ordinances, and the second is the grease production rate in your restaurant.

Grease traps and the FOG problem in your kitchen

Grease trap blog header image

Brown grease (Fats, Oils and Grease–FOG) is tarnished with food solids and is therefore deemed unsuitable for recycling or re-use in most applications. Consequently...

Save Money, Save Time, Savor Freshness

The first steps to breaking out of the pack of the wasteful lot that make up the food industry begin with a proper concern for yourself, your kitchen, restaurant and wallet...

Recipe | Real Simple Potato Soup

As winter draws closer, there’s not a more comforting meal, than a hot bowl of potato soup.

A Simple Guide to Understanding Combi Ovens

A Simple Guide to Understanding Combi Ovens

A combi oven is often thought of as a convenience item, allowing a user to utilize multiple cooking methods with one piece of equipment. While it is true that a combi oven provides versatility and space-saving benefits, there is tremendous value in its ability to help you perfect your recipes. And in order for one to enjoy enjoy the full range of benefits and functionality of a combi oven, one needs a proper understanding of humidity, heat transfer, and evaporation.

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Westwind

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Westwind

You might have noticed that we recently introduced a new line of refrigeration--Westwind. At first glance, these new refrigeration units seem appealing especially when compared to the cost of other units. But understandably as you think about it some more, you become more cautious about buying a new brand, knowing that your refrigeration unit is the backbone of any commercial kitchen. You might be asking yourself, why should I not go with an

Taste of the Town - Harvest

Taste of the Town - Harvest

Check our latest Taste of the Town where we hear from Ivor and Chef Patrick about Harvest, a locally grown restaurant.

Anaphylaxis, Hives, and Color-Coded Kitchenware: Some Tips to Help Make Your Kitchen Food Allergy Friendly

Anaphylaxis, Hives, and Color-Coded Kitchenware: Some Tips to Help Make Your Kitchen Food Allergy Friendly

Recently there has been a rise in food allergy awareness across the nation. Standards are getting set and manufacturers expected to keep them.

Faucet Buying Guide: How to Choose a Faucet for Your Stainless Steel Sink

Faucet Buying Guide: How to Choose a Faucet for Your Stainless Steel Sink

So you need a faucet, huh? That seems like a simple enough quest, but then you search "commercial faucet" and find there's thirty billion different options

Hydrocarbons, They're Kind of a Big Deal - True Switches to a Natural Refrigerant

Hydrocarbons, They're Kind of a Big Deal - True Switches to a Natural Refrigerant

True is the industry leader in commercial refrigeration, and with changing demands in the market, True looks to be the leader with their R290 Hydrocarbon Refrigerant. They have already produced over 1.5 million...

Economy vs. Premium: Should you scrimp or splurge?

Economy: Should you Scrimp or Splurge?

The difference between economy and higher end brands takes a little explaining. A lot of times we assume it’s like...

Taste of the Town - Annie May's Sweet Cafe

Taste of the Town - Annie May's

Check our latest Taste of the Town where we hear from Annie May, owner of Annie May's Sweet Cafe

The Pros & Cons of Induction Cooking Technology

The Pros & Cons of Induction Cooking Technology

One of the buzz-phrases you will probably come across as you shop for restaurant equipment is “induction technology.” At first glance, it is easy to dismiss this as another flash in the pan kitchen gadgetry...


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