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Curing the Grease and Carbon Problem Safely with Franklin

May 25, 2020 | No Comments »

Many cleaners out there can remove grease and baked-on carbon, but what separates Franklin Machine Products Carbon Cure from the competition is that it is non-caustic! This allows for the spray-on cleaner to be safe enough to use without gloves or protective clothing and won’t burn skin! As an added safety benefit, Carbon Cure does not create noxious fumes that are harmful, just a slight mild smell as it works to break up buildup.

It is also very simple to use. Simply spray, wait about 5 minutes, and rinse off with water! For a deeper clean on those surfaces that have baked on carbon, a mildly abrasive sponge will get the job done. For best results, use on metal that is still slightly warm.

Proctor Silex Commercial High-Performance Blender

May 20, 2020 | No Comments »

Model 55000

The high-performance Proctor Silex blender (Model 55000) from Hamilton Beach Commercial is built to withstand rigorous use that you would expect in a commercial blender. It delivers excellent results for both food and beverage applications using a powerful 2.4 peak HP motor, it is reliability at an affordable price!

Check out the many features below:

  • 2.4 peak HP motor
  • BPA-free 64oz/1.8L plastic container
  • Pulse function and variable speed dial
  • 4 illuminated timer buttons for walk-away convenience
  • Durable stainless steel blade
  • Available in 120V
  • 1 year warranty

Cal-Mil’s Health & Safety Solutions for Restaurants

May 18, 2020 | No Comments »

Cal-Mil is one of the many foodservice equipment and supply manufacturers that immediately stepped up to the plate to help when COVID-19 changed the way we all operate, especially restaurants. Dedicated to keeping everyone safe, they created products and put together a resource, that will help operators navigate the ‘new normal’ safely.

Protective Shield and Food Safety Guards

Choose between a variety of Protective Shield and Food Safety Guards. They are available in many styles to match the applications needed.  Register mounted shields can be easily mounted with four screws. These offer a level of comfort while transactions are being executed at the register.  Suspended shields include (2) 6ft lengths of cable pre-attached to the shield for easy mounting. Cal-Mil also has a wide variety of freestanding guards in different styles and sizes.  Freestanding guards offer versatility when setting up food displays in different areas of the operation.

Sierra Line of Food Guards

There’s also a step-up extension to the Sierra line of food guards that bring a different look to food presentations. With the open back and arched design, this guard provides a roomy interior and allows restaurants to add height and signage to the presentations.

Mobile Partitions

As dining rooms open, there is a need to keep diners healthy and safe. Mobile Partitions are the perfect solution. These are sleek, yet functional. They also demonstrate the importance restaurant owners put on the diner’s comfort and safety.  Partitions can be combined to create attractive and fun dining room layouts.

Signage and Accessories

Once all the guards and partitions are in place, it’s a good idea to add signage to the picture. Cal-Mil offers attractive floor signs, reminding patrons to exercise social distancing. How about a Sanitization Table Tent, letting diners know that the table they are sitting at has been sanitized?

Cal-Mil also offers a hands-free pull hook. This simple tool allows everyone to safely open doors without touching the handle.  It’s very easy to install.  This is something that everyone will appreciate, the new normal or not.

Cal-Mil is taking an aggressive approach to providing help during these challenging times.  They are offering custom items and full color branding on all of the items mentioned, with no minimums required. They also promise a quick turnaround to accommodate the urgent needs foodservice operations have today.

Keeping Customer’s Food Safe with Fisher Foot Valves

May 13, 2020 | No Comments »

Keeping customer’s food safe is always a number one priority of any restaurant, but during these times it is especially important.

One of the mistakes employees often make is touching the water faucet. You turn it on with dirty hands, contaminating the handle. This now contaminated handle is turned off with clean hands.

The best solution for this problem is high-quality foot valves from Fisher Manufacturing! Available in chrome polished stainless steel or brass, with stainless steel seats and anodized aluminum pedals, they are ideal for employee areas and commercial kitchens. Employees can control the flow of the water without ever touching the sink. Dual pedal models allow for hot or cold water. Configurations include floor mount or wall mount. Fisher even offers “knee valve” variations.

You can be assured that you receive a quality product too, as Fisher uses industry standard seats and gaskets and their stainless steel seats are guaranteed for life. All valves are self-closing so when the employee steps away, the water turns off. Renewable cartridges make for simple maintenance if gaskets ever become worn.

Fisher can help you keep your food and your customers safe with hands-free foot valves for every type of commercial kitchen sink!

Tablecraft’s Beverages To-Go Kits

May 11, 2020 | No Comments »

Tablecraft’s Beverages To-Go Kits offer so many opportunities to allow operators to supply customers with signature hand-crafted cocktails, beer by the bucket, and other specialty spirits to take and make in the comfort of their own homes.  It’s a great way to brand and keep a restaurant in the forefront of the customer’s mind!

Brickhouse Collection Stainless Steel 8” Pail

Just in time for the warm weather months when everyone will be enjoying their backyards and decks. Pack up and send off your beer bucket specials to-go. Tablecraft offers the Brickhouse Collection Stainless steel 8” pail. Offer this to your customers and they will be talking about it with their friends and neighbors.

Rumchata Adult Root Beer Float Kits

Prepare uniquely crafted Rumchata Adult Root Beer Float kits for your local rum lovers with TableCraft’s bar prep, storage and serving tools – perfect for a movie night-in.


Get Your Bloody Mary’s To Go!

That’s right. Create the perfect brunch Bloody Mary and pack it up to-go for your customers to enjoy from a safe social distance with TableCraft’s bartending tools.


The Options Are Limitless!

Beverage sales are a big profit generator for restaurants. Tablecraft offers a great way to bring that back.  Not only is this good for business, but there are so many opportunities here to brighten your customer’s day and provide a fun and festive treat To-Go.  You know your customers better than anyone.  Along with the kits shown here, what kind of creative Beverages To-Go would your customers like to purchase?  Tablecraft has a wide variety of products to help you create any kind of kit.  Bring joy to your customers and strengthen that bond until they can come in and order a drink or two again.


The 44-PRO Dish Machine from Champion Industries

May 4, 2020 | No Comments »

Champion’s 44-PRO conveyor dish machine is not only efficient, it is FAST and packed full of features to do the job right the first time. Featuring the innovative PROgressive anti-jam drive system, the 44-PRO moves the rack along 90% of the time (completing 209 racks per hour). This ensures a speedy job from start to finish!

You can also be assured the job will be done right too. The PROportional rinse gives consistent results, cleaning thoroughly and efficiently!

Simplicity is key, and the PROdigy controls on the 44-PRO allow for easy operation. No confusing setups, or grueling programs to have to learn. And because it is ENERGY STAR® qualified, you won’t see wasted resources go down the drain!


  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • PROgressive anti-jam drive system, near constant rack movement
  • PROportional rinse
  • 209 racks per hour
  • 100 GPH with energy sentinel (idle pump shut-off)
  • Top Mounted Prodigy series HMI User Interface
  • Proactive maintenance software
  • Automatic tank fill
  • Conveyor dwell switch
  • Leak-proof ball valve drains
  • Single-piece hood design
  • Single-piece stainless steel upper and lower wash arm manifolds
  • Single point electrical connection, machine and built-in booster heater
  • 20″ standard vertical clearance which accommodates 18″ x 26″ sheet pans
  • Full 180° opening leak proof insulated hinged access doors
  • Stainless steel heavy gauge construction including base, legs and feet
  • Wash pump with 2 HP motor
  • Enclosure panels (front and sides)
  • Stainless steel pump and impeller
  • Factory Authorized Start-up
  • Vent fan control
  • Made in the USA

The R602VV Combination Processor from Robot Coupe

April 30, 2020 | No Comments »

Manually preparing ingredients has many downsides including posing safety risks for your employees, as well as it takes much longer.

However, Robot Coupe’s R602VV Combination Food Processor solves both these problems! By using the continuous feed head and a 7 quart stainless steel batch bowl, you will be able to complete preparation work in a fraction of the time than manual preparing.

It also helps to have an “S” blade assembly that allows you to emulsify, mix, and chop ingredients to a coarse texture. The R602VV also includes a vegetable preparation attachment which is designed for continuous feed slicing, grating, shredding, and dicing. It features two deep feed openings, one for large produce and one for smaller produce, both of which include a pusher to keep the operator’s hands clear of the cutting area. A 1/8″ Slicing Disc and 1/8″ Grating Disc come standard with the unit, but 50+ additional discs are available separately to expand the machine’s functionality. Operating the R602VV is simple too! A 2-button control panel with “on” and “off” switches and an adjustable speed dial makes operation simple. For maximum operational safety, a magnetic safety system and an auto shut-off feature also come standard. Cleanup is easy too with removable attachments to making cleaning thorough and complete.

The Garland G Series of Restaurant Ranges

April 23, 2020 | No Comments »

Available in 24-60” widths, the Garland G Series of Restaurant Ranges is inspired by the culinary craftsmanship of master chefs, and is the expert’s choice for durability, performance, and ease of maintenance.

The Garland G Series Restaurant Range was inspired by chefs to help empower unlimited culinary creativity through unmatched durability and performance. For more than a century, Garland has listened to the needs of chefs and designed a range so intuitive and adaptive, it helps take food further!

Take a look at the many features the Garland G Series of Restaurant Ranges has:

  • Balanced Burners: Garland’s exclusive 33,000-BTU cast-iron Starfire-Pro burner combines speed with precise, even heat to improve efficiency and control.
  • Best-in-Class Durability: Superior structural rigidity and unmatched thermal management will reduce downtime over the long life of this state-of-the-art range. The new chassis design is built on over 120 years of global foodservice experience.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Engineered by experts, the protected individual burner pilots eliminate spillover outages, while split ergonomic grates and two-piece burners make cleaning easy and safe.
  • Expanded Cooktop: Expand your cooking options on Garland’s newly designed cooking surface with individual cast-iron grates and 27 inches of cooking surface depth.
  • Flexible Oven: Garland’s larger oven is deep enough to load full-size sheet pans in either direction. The 38,000-BTU cast-iron burner delivers best-in-class evenness and recovery time, making easy work of all your baking, roasting and finishing.
  • Optional Feature – Griddle: A 5/8-inch-thick griddle plate is available with hi-valve control or super accurate thermostat controls one per 12 inches of griddle width). High splash and a 4¼-inch-wide trough aid grease control.
  • Optional Feature – Hot Top Sections: Excellent method to distribute heat evenly across pot surfaces for simmering. Powered by a 20,000-BTU cast-iron burner and available in 12-inch-wide sections (each in place of one front/rear pair of open-top burners).
  • Optional Feature – Range-Mount Salamander: Essential to every kitchen for finishing or cooking, the Garland salamander is equipped with two 20,000-BTU infrared burners to get the job done. The salamander is mounted on the back guard, maximizing the work area by creating a combination work center.
  • Unmatched Griddle Accuracy: Quickly and accurately adjust to any cooking need with a completely redesigned thermostatic griddle that delivers a wide range of temperature settings.

Baker’s Pride Y-600-DSP Gas Pizza Ovens

April 15, 2020 | No Comments »

Perfect for display cooking and exhibition kitchens, Baker’s Pride Y-600-DSP Gas Pizza Ovens are built for behind a decorative façade of brick, stone or tile. They feature front and side skirts that allow tile or stone to be easily installed around the legs, with a dome top accent to finish the look. An option of either stainless steel or a black powder coat control panel finish with hardwood handles completes the old-world look!

This model is built to last as well! Constructed with heavy-duty .25” angle iron frame, which is fully welded to allow double stacking. Additional options to add to the configuration of your kitchen include special-height legs, and side mounted controls.


  • 120,000 total BTUH
  • Natural or LP gas
  • Stackable
  • 300–650°F temperature range
  • One Lightstone fibrament deck (2” thick)
  • 8″ deck height
  • Dome top accent
  • Independently controlled top and bottom heat dampers
  • Combination gas controls with valve, regulator, and pilot safety
  • Heavy-duty, slide-out flame diverters
  • All stainless steel exteriors, aluminized steel interiors
  • Stainless steel or trimmed with black-powder-coated panels and hardwood door handles
  • Front and side skirts for mounting tile or stone
  • Spring-balanced, fully insulated doors
  • Left-side or rear 3/4″ NPT gas connection
  • Heavy-duty steel legs finished with durable Bakertone
  • Fully insulated throughout
  • Two-year limited warranty

Social Distancing Solutions for Foodservice Operations

April 14, 2020 | No Comments »

Several foodservice equipment and supply manufacturers are providing solutions for the challenges social distancing presents to foodservice operators, grocery stores, and other essential businesses. They have the industry relationships and knowledge to help you. Being the first to know, they’re working hard to make sure you know what’s available and how to get what you need to lead your operation through this challenging time.

Social Distance Floor Mats

This is ideal for foodservice, grocery, and any business that would like to replace the tape on the floor with attractive mats that convey the message.  Cactus Mat came up with a creative way to help you go the distance. Customers can keep the distance with these attractive and functional floor mats.

Protective Guards and Shields

CALMIL offers cash register and suspended guard plastic barriers for the safety of your team and guests. These high clarity, impact resistant barriers include hardware for installation. Custom options are available.

Checkout Shields

This easy-to-install Checkout Shield ensures the protection of your employees and customers by separating them from sneezes or coughs during cashier transactions. The durable, professional look of the shield lets customers know that their safety is your top priority.

Flexible Lightweight Barrier

This clear, sanitary-positive barrier at point-of-sale is designed to improve health and safety, while preserving friendly, face-to-face customer interaction. The simple design, as a countertop stand or hanging-ceiling version, makes assembly and installation extremely easy. Highly stable, yet lightweight for convenient mobility from one counter space to another.

Infrared No-Contact Forehead Thermometers

Cooper-Atkins, a leader in food safety thermometers, announced they will have an infrared forehead thermometer for medical (human) use available by the end of April. Model 4DET-306 is an infrared that has the FDA 510K certification.

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