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The Lower 40: A Refrigeration Guide and Comparison

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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

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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

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

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...

Taste of the Town - Grind Burger Kitchen

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Check our latest Taste of the Town where we hear from the owners of Louisville's up-and-coming Grind Burger Kitchen

Selecting the Commercial Range that’s Right for Your Operation

Selecting the Commercial Range that’s Right for Your Operation

A range is a key piece of equipment in many commercial kitchens. Whether you are outfitting a new location or...

Gunk, Funk and Mold: A Guide to Cleaning Your Slushy Machine

Gunk, Funk and Mold: A Guide to Cleaning Your Slushy Machine

Have you ever thought about how often your Bunn Ultra-2 needs to be cleaned? Have you ever thought about how to go about cleaning your unit properly? Maybe you have, maybe you love...

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