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Pitco Pasta Perfect Cookers

January 16, 2019 | No Comments »

Making sure your customers are completely satisfied with their pasta takes skill. If you cook your pasta too long, it becomes soggy. If you take too long to serve your guest, and their meal turns cold!

Thanks to Pitco, Pasta Perfect prevents these problems by doing it right every time by automating the process of pasta preparation.

Pitco’s Pasta Perfect can produce up to 500 ten-ounce servings of pasta every hour by cooking large quantities in advance, then warming individual orders as they’re received, eliminating the wait the customer experiences. Every pasta dish cooks perfectly with automatic basket lifts and electronic time controls. Vermicelli, spaghetti, macaroni, ravioli, linguine, it cooks it all evenly with cooking and warming times from 5 seconds to 16 minutes. And it doesn’t take up much of that coveted floor space, taking up less than seven square feet of floor space.

Pasta Perfect Features:

  • Complete self-contained work center requires less than seven feet of floor space.
  • Cooking and warming times from 5 seconds to 16 minutes may be selected.
  • Function selector switch determines mode, cook, or warm.
  • Portion cup rack that holds up to nine individual portions cups.
  • Cooking basket is lowered and raised automatically by electronic time control.
  • Cooks approximately 15 pounds of pasta per load. Up to 190 ten-ounce servings of uncooked pasta per hour.

Precise, Safe Cooking Using Vollrath Induction Wok Range

January 14, 2019 | No Comments »

Vollrath has continued to be a leader in induction cooking by introducing an extensive line of countertop and drop-in induction ranges, soup warmers, re-thermalizers, fajita heaters, chafers, buffet tables, among many other products.

Eliminating open flames by using induction cooking makes kitchens so much safer, without reducing performance. Additionally, induction cooking has quick temperature response, featured by the “turbo button” that the Vollrath Wok Range employs.

With simple, digital power-level controls, the Wok Range has 100 power settings for ultra-precise cooking. The contour of the cooking surface matches common industry standards, but the Wok Range also comes with a Vollrath 14” carbon steel wok, a perfect match for the Wok Range.

Features:

  • High efficiency of Induction, with gas-like performance
  • 100 power settings for precise cooking control
  • Turbo button for immediate fast heat
  • Simple digital power level controls
  • Sleek case designed exclusively by Vollrath
  • Ships with Vollrath Wok Pan (Item No. 58814)

The Rolling Tortilla Warmer from Star

January 10, 2019 | No Comments »

When your customers are hungry, they want their food fast. Don’t keep them waiting longer than needed using Star’s Rolling Tortilla Warmer!

The patent pending RTW rolling tortilla warmers (Model RTW14E shown) are designed to heat tortillas, pitas, and other flatbread products up to 3/8-inch (10 mm) thick evenly, efficiently, and in a matter of seconds! The compact design is ideal for any location and can be wall-mounted for further convenience.

  • Heats products to a target temperature of 160° F (71° C) in a matter of seconds
  • RTW14E models can heat up to 900 6-inch (152 mm) tortillas per hour and RTW20E models can heat up to 1,350 6-inch (152 mm) tortillas per hour.
  • Electronic control allows easy and precise adjustment of the thermostat up to 480° F (249° C) and quick changes to drum speed
  • Efficient radiant heating uses substantially less energy and cuts down on excess heat outside of the unit for a cooler working environment
  • Top cover swings open and upper and lower tray remove for easy cleaning
  • Staltek™ drum coating is easy to clean and exceptionally durable.

Groen Vortex100 Connectionless Steamer

January 8, 2019 | No Comments »

Perfect for small and medium-duty operations that often lack water or drain line connections, the Groen Vortex100 connectionless steamer is perfect for a variety of applications.

Using a boilerless design, the Vortex100 uses a very efficient sub-2.5 gallons of water per hour in heavy use. It also saves you money by being Energy Star efficient. Save time with less filling in its 4 gallon fully-accessible reservoir, which cleans up very easily with a simple vinegar water solution.

Features of the Vortex100 Connectionless Steamer:

  • Available in 3 and 6 pan models
  • Offered in table-top mounted or stand-mounted models from the factory
  • Its 4 gallon water capacity reservoir is the largest in the industry
  • Simple and easy clean-up with its fully-accessible steam generator and mirror-like interior
  • Powerful convection fan provides even steaming of food
  • Vortex100 automatically goes to hold mode when the cook cycle is complete
  • Requires no water or drain line connections
  • Hands-free, push-up door handle design saves time
  • Units are available in 102v, 240v and 480v operation
  • 5 year cavity warranty and 1 year parts and labor warranty
  • All Vortex100 units are ENERGY STAR rated and are eligible for energy company rebates

Scotsman Meridian Ice and Water Dispensers

January 4, 2019 | No Comments »

Scotsman consistently delivers when it comes to ice and water dispensing technology with their Meridian Series Ice and water dispensers. It saves valuable space, sanitizes easily, and full of smart features that will make anyone’s job easier.

When needed, this dispenser (HID312) performs in the clutch! With up to 260 pounds of ice production in 24 hours and a storage capacity of up to 12 pounds, this dispenser churns out ice!

Features:

  • Better dispensing
  • Reduced operational footprint
  • Greaseless bearing for reduced maintenance
  • Quiet operation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Intuitive diagnostics
  • Front access to key components
  • Convenient QR code access
  • Exclusive USB port for easy software updates
  • External air filter
  • Removable sink and grill
  • Built-in antimicrobial protection
  • Purpose-built spout design
  • Touch-free technology

Vulcan’s ET Series Commercial Electric Convection Steam Oven

January 2, 2019 | No Comments »

The Vulcan ET floor steamer features 2 independent steam generators located at the base of the steamer, and offers individual compartment control for each cooking cavity. This makes the Vulcan ET floor steamer ideal for high velocity kitchens serving hundreds of meals per hour.

With two-speed water fill, the ET lets you get started fast with frequent loading and unloading no problem for the generator-based floor steamer!

Features:

  • NEW SonicSafe industrial-strength ultrasonic scale fighting technology prevents unwanted scale build-up, eliminates scale filters, and reduces maintenance-now available (electric models)
  • Dual cooking cavities equipped with independent steam generators and controls including 60-minute timer, buzzer, constant steam feature, cook/ready lights and an illuminated power switch
  • Twin high output stainless steel generators with auto SmartDrain and PowerFlush system
  • Staged 2-speed water fill for fast initial fill and slow refill to maintain the boil and steam production during the cooking cycle
  • Available in 6 and 10-pan models ideal for large batch cooking
  • Stainless steel exterior with stainless steel cooking compartment also featuring coved corners
  • Heavy duty door and latch mechanism built to last
  • Long-life door gasket with exclusive Vulcan pan guard
  • Split water line connection – filtered and unfiltered water
  • Drain connection and two external de-liming ports

Commercial vs. Residential Blenders

December 28, 2018 | No Comments »

As a restaurant owner, you are often faced with the cost-versus-benefit decision. When it comes to blenders, why would you choose a commercial blender, when a residential blender is cheaper, and looks almost exactly like a residential blender?

Remember, there are costs associated with:

  • The replacement of a blender that can’t keep up with the demands of your kitchen
  • Your guest’s disappointment with the difference in consistency of blended products
  • Fewer safety features and more potential safety issues
  • The failure to meet insurance and health code requirements
  • The lack of a commercial grade warranty

Choosing a commercial blender saves you more money in the long run, is built to last the demands of commercial use, has safety features to comply with insurance and health code requirements, and designed to use ingredients that you normally wouldn’t use in a residential blender.

Melt Your Cheese with Southbend

December 26, 2018 | No Comments »

It’s not just us, but even cheese melts for Southbend’s products! Ideal for any melted cheese dishes, including Mexican foods, casseroles, au gratin dishes, soufflé, meringues, and omelets, the Southbend Cheesemelter is built to do it right. And it can save you space in your kitchen too, as they can be mounted out of the way of your other kitchen equipment. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 24” to the biggest model at 72”.

Take a look at what the Southbend Cheesemelter can do:

  • A dual valve control, for left and right operation
  • 90 second preheat time with no waiting between loads
  • Larger warming area (30″ x 14″)
  • Stainless steel front, sides, bottom and interior
  • Five adjustable rack positions
  • Bright annealed removable crumb tray
  • One rack standard and removable
  • 1650°F tile temperature
  • Exclusive Infra-red burners
  • 2-Year Warranty on Operational Parts

Options & Accessories

  • Interpiping kit
  • Slope enclosure
  • Wall mount kit
  • Counter mount with legs
  • Flue mount kit (no charge)
  • Chrome racks

Walco’s Collapsible Chafer Storage Containers

December 21, 2018 | No Comments »

As many restaurant owners and managers know, space inside within the walls of their business is very valuable. With regards specifically to the storage area, many times restaurant equipment is unstackable, and takes up a lot of that valuable space due to its awkward shape.

For this reason, Walco Stainless has introduced their Collapsible Chafer Storage Containers. Made of a strong polymer material, these containers are perfectly designed to store your chafing dishes, measuring 34” x 24” and an attachable folding top. They are constructed to protect your restaurant investment during storage and transportation, while also keeping them clean of dust and debris. When not in use, these containers can collapse down to about 1/3 of their original size, saving you even more space when they aren’t in use!

The Vulcan Manual Clamshell

December 19, 2018 | No Comments »

Prepare large batches of product easily and efficiently with the heavy duty electric Vulcan Manual Clamshell (VMCS). Batch cook multiple items like panini’s, quesadillas, burgers, chicken, and bacon faster than ever. With customizable options and sleek design, it’s the perfect solution for any operation looking for faster cook times or high-volume batch cooking in a small footprint.

Features:

  • Compatible with all Vulcan heavy duty gas and electric griddles
  • Plate is available in grooved steel or Vulcan’s exclusive Rapid Recovery composite griddle plate for faster recovery and even heating
  • One-hand lift mechanism makes operation easy for kitchen staff
  • Ships with gap adjustment accessory, Teflon sheet mounting hardware and two (2) Teflon sheets

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