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Five things to consider before building a commercial home kitchen

If you like to cook (or like to eat), it seems like a great idea to put commercial equipment in your house. However...

A Guide to the Versatile Combi Oven : Bake : Fry : Smoke : & More

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Want an all-in-one oven and a clutter-free kitchen? Many chefs have found their do-it-all tool in the combination oven.

Battle of the Blenders Video Comparison | Vitamix Quiet One VS. Blendtec Stealth

Battle of the Blenders - Vitamix vs Blendtec

Quiet blending is the name of the game and we have two of the most popular models going head to head in competition. Read on to find out who wins.

A Side of Sugar | Peanut Butter-Stuffed Dark Chocolate Brownies

Learn fun, new recipes with our new baking blog: A Side of Sugar.

Confession: we, here at Prima Supply, are sugar fiends. On top of Donut Friday (which happens every third week of the month), we also use special occasions as...

How Different Steels Can Help You Bridge the Gap

St. Louis in 1874 had itself a problem. River trade was dwindling, and the city needed something which could handle the mass of the ever popular locomotive. With the help of designer and builder James B. Eads, they proceeded to build the world’s first ever steel bridge. For more than a hundred years, steel has been bridging the gap between problem and solution. Today, the same is still true for you and your restaurant. Let's take a look at how steel is helping you succeed and accomplish your goals.

Demystifying Stainless Steel: What You Need to Know

Demystifying Stainless Steel: What You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed that some stainless steel is more durable than others? Turns out, stainless steel is a broader concept than many realize. Why should you know about stainless steel though? Being properly aware of what you’re investing your money into is important. We don’t want you to buy a product which is insufficient for your needs, nor do we want you to spend money on a piece of equipment which provides more protection than you really need...

Battling the Grime: How to Clean Stainless Steel

Battling the Grime: How to Clean Stainless Steel

It is an ever-present fight, the one between the restaurant owner and germs, and it doesn’t stop on the battlefront of stainless steel. There’s hope for winning this war though, all it takes is the right tools and the know-how to use them. So, gird yourself, and check out this battle plan for how to clean your stainless steel appliances.

What You Need to Start a Banana Stand (Because There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand)

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The original frozen banana is thought to have premiered at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, and was fairly popular. However, around the 1970’s, America’s love withered for the chocolate-dipped fruit. Within the past few years though, frozen banana stands have resurged, becoming a pretty attractive business model.

A Guide to Buying Commercial Refrigerators: 4 Tips

Commercial Refrigeration Buying Guide

When it comes time to buy a new reach-in refrigerator or freezer for your business, you’ll notice there are more than a few options out there. It isn’t always easy to choose new restaurant equipment, but we’re here to help with that. Here are 4 tips for picking out just the right icebox for your kitchen.

This Program is Helping Restaurant Owners Save Big [INFOGRAPHIC]

Energy Star Savings and Rebates

The Energy Star symbol is a familiar sight on commercial foodservice equipment nowadays. If you're not taking advantage of these cutting edge products, you're pouring profits down the drain, my friend.

Taste of the Town - SuperChef's

Taste of the Town

What do knickknacks, superhero themed menus, and outrageously tasty gourmet breakfast have in common? Well, unless you've visited...

4 Reasons We Love True Refrigeration

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Buying new refrigeration for your kitchen, store, or cafe ain’t always easy. You’re faced with the task of spending a substantial sum of your hard-earned money on a piece of equipment you know very little about and can only see in pictures on your computer screen. Oh, and you’ll be relying on this as-yet-unseen refrigerator to keep your food inventory cold 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Check Your Order for Damage in 3 Simple Steps

Check Your Order for Damage in 3 Simple Steps

Watch this video to learn why you need to check for damage.

What Type of Condensing Unit Do I Need?

What Type of Condensing Unit Do I Need

Last week we talked about how much ice you need and whether you should purchase an undercounter or modular unit. In this week’s segment, we’re going to discuss the three different types of condensing units available for ice makers and which one would work best for your place of business. At first, types of condensing units can seem irrelevant when you’re looking at ice machines. But it’s yet another important step to finding the right one for your business..

How Much Ice Do I Need?

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about the best type of ice for your business. Hopefully from that blog you were able to determine which type of ice best suited your situation. This week we shift our focus onto determining how much ice you will need and whether you should purchase an undercounter or a modular ice machine. For reference, we'll be following this flow chart.

Commercial Ice Machine Buying Guide: What Type of Ice Cubes Do I Need?

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Three questions for you: when you go shopping, do you just have a general idea of what you would like or what you need? Do you strongly dislike searching through 250 options to find the right product? When you get to the store and you see all of the options are you quickly overwhelmed? (seriously do I need a self-cleaning, self-timing, computer chip equipped toaster that tells me the density of the bread and the time in china? I just want something that works). If this is you then raise your hand….okay now put it down, I can’t see it anyway. But seriously there are a lot of options out there when you are looking to buy a commercial ice machine. And as frustrating as it is, there is not just one ice machine out there that will work for everyone. However, by answering a few common questions, and explaining some of the options, we will relieve a lot of that frustration and help you become an ice maker guru.

7 Basics of Buying an Ice Machine

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In previous weeks, we’ve discussed the different types of condensing units and ice available, as well as how much ice you’ll need for your particular business. This week we wrap things up by answering 7 questions regarding ice machines.

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