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Video Overview | Vitamix Aerating Container Vinaigrette Recipe


With its unique disc blade that allows for optimal air-flow, the Vitamix Aerating Container excels at creating tight emulsions without over-processing delicate ingredients. In this video, Matt Duggan pairs the Aerating Container with the Vita Prep 3, to make a delicious emulsion: Raspberry Tarragon Vinaigrette!

Product Maintenance | How To Install Your Westwind Refrigeration Unit


Installing a new large appliance into any commercial kitchen can be tricky, so we’ve put together some tips to make your new Westwind’s installation as painless as possible. In this video, we tackle what you’ll need to know as you prepare to install your unit, including removing it from the delivery truck, accounting for its spatial needs, and ensuring that its electrical configuration is aligned with your kitchen’s capacity. Get your new Westwind settled in smoothly with these helpful tips, so it can start working for you faster, and you can get back to focusing on your bustling kitchen.

Product Maintenance | How To Use Your Bunn Ultra 2 HP Control Center


The Bunn Ultra 2 is a fantastically simple machine to own and operate. However, if more customization is what you're seeking don't be fooled, the Bunn Ultra 2 has a whole host of extra programmable functions that are accessible through the "hidden" buttons on your Command Center.

Video Overview | Westwind UnderCounter Series


The Westwind Undercounter series is the perfect solution for cold storage needs in snug spaces. These refrigeration and freezer units have a 36” clearance height so you can sneak them in under the counter to keep your ingredients within arms reach. Available in both 27” and 47” widths, they come standard with digital temperature controls, self-closing doors, and an interior aluminum lining to fight rust and tarnishing and to make cleaning a breeze.

Video Overview | Vitamix Drink Machine Advance Commercial Blender


Up to three times faster and five times more powerful than other commercial blenders, the Drink Machine Advance by Vitamix is essential to any bar for making perfectly blended frozen drinks. It features a new and improved motor with amped up horsepower, along with a larger container that’ll help you keep up when the line is long. See the Drink Machine Advance in action as Chef David Ash highlights its unique features and demonstrates its capabilities while blending up some tasty strawberries and cream.

Product Maintenance | How To Reassemble A Bunn Ultra-2 HP After Cleaning


Reassembly is a snap with the Bunn Ultra 2! So walk with us step by step as we reassemble your machine after the cleaning and drying is done.

Product Maintenance | How To Clean A Bunn Ultra 2 HP Frozen Beverage Machine


Cleaning your Bunn Ultra 2 can seem daunting and complicated. This video guide and blog are here to help! Walk through the process with us step by step as we dismantle and clean a Bunn Ultra 2.

Video Overview | Vitamix Drink Machine Two Speed Commercial Blender


Mix things up in your commercial kitchen with the Vitamix Drink Machine 2-Speed blender. Made with a new and improved thermally efficient motor, this blender can help you keep up with the rush while producing the same level of quality you expect from a Vitamix. It’s also one of the most cost-effective units on the market, so you can enjoy a top-notch blender without breaking the bank. To see it in action, watch along as Chef David Ash shares on each of its unique features, and demonstrates its powerful blending capability with a delicious fruit smoothie.

Video Overview | Vitamix Vita Prep 3 Commercial Blender


Vitamix’s Vita-Prep 3 commercial blender is designed to keep pace with your commercial kitchen, with an ample capacity for long run times and continuous use. With a powerful motor that purées, chops, and liquefies food without overheating, the Vita-Prep 3 is made to make a chef’s job easier. Ready to see it in action? Watch along as Chef David Ash highlights the features that make this blender unique, and demonstrates its capabilities while making a delicious tomato soup.

Video Overview | Westwind Reach-In Series


Westwind is an economy line of refrigeration with as many functions and features as some of the larger names in the industry, but with more affordable pricing. Here, we cover the standard features that you’ll find in Westwind’s Reach In series, which includes an easily managed external temperature control, a keyed lock to protect your goods, and pre-installed casters for ease in moving and adjusting the unit. The Reach-In series offers coolers, freezers, and 1, 2, or 3 door models, and has a 1 year parts and labor warranty with a 5 year warranty on the compressor.

Product Maintenance | How To Unbox Your Westwind


So you’ve made a great choice in ordering your Westwind unit, and now it has arrived and is ready to make its new home in your commercial kitchen. While the careful packaging your Westwind ships in protects it on its journey to you, it can be a hassle to remove. In this video, we cover what you’ll want to know as you prepare to unbox your new unit, including what tools you’ll need as well as the best way to remove the shipping pallet. With these helpful tips, you can get your new Westwind up and running in no time.

Video Overview | Vitamix Aerating Container


The Vitamix Aeration container brings new blending capabilities to any kitchen, with its uniquely designed disc blade that’s gentle enough to make emulsions, whipped cream, foam, and more. Compatible with The Quiet One, Blending Station Advance, Vita-Prep, ad Vita-Prep 3, this remarkable container provides a quick and easy way to whip up a delicious topping. Ready to see it in action? Watch along as Chef David Ash shines the spotlight on the Aeration container, and puts it to work making a delicious raspberry whipped cream.

Small Bites: Five Keys To Success For A Small Restaurant In A Big Industry

Small Bites: Five Keys To Success For A Small Restaurant In A Big Industry main blog image

Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.

Product Maintenance | How To Clean An Ice Maker


When it comes to having pure, tasty ice, keeping your ice maker clean is a must. Over time, mold and mineral residue build up in a machine’s nooks and crannies, and can make cleaning seem like a hassle. In this video, Nik delivers a simple guide to cleaning an ice maker, and demonstrates each step from start to finish. Ready to go from moldy to clean? Watch along to find out how!

On Display: A Case for Cases

Restaurant equipment cases - bakery, deli, red meat, and fish/poultry cases

Refrigeration cases look similar, but they're different and with good reason...this guide gives a basic explanation so you can make a wise choice on a case that’s perfect for your store.

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.


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