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The Latest Innovations and Trends in the World of Food Display

Food is about so much more than taste. Over the last few decades, many more people have realized how important presentation and display are for food sales - especially now that self-service options are on the rise and more food service locations offer some ready-made or grab-and-go options. Finding the right commercial restaurant equipment to capitalize on these trends is important—but what does the public expect to see today? Trends change continually, but here's a look at the latest innovations in display that food service providers should consider when setting up their locations. Micro Markets Continue to Grow in Popularity More food service establishments are adopting increasing levels of self-service functionality. Micro market displays are an excellent example of this trend. These spaces include refrigerated display cases featuring food, beverages and sometimes even fresh products. The combination of all these options creates a micro market. The refrigerated cases provide many opportunities for creating
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Maximize Efficiency Correctly with Your Under Counter Freezer

Under-counter freezers and similar commercial coolers provide bustling kitchens with many ways to optimize workflow. But with so many types of under-counter freezers available, how do you choose the right one, and even then, which steps do you take to make the most out of the device? Today we are looking into how these freezers can add tremendous quality of life to the workforce in the kitchen and how simple it is to gain maximum benefit from it. We will also add some further optimization tips and advise you on where you can buy the right freezer for your kitchen. Let’s dive right in. Fast Kitchen Optimization with Your Under-Counter Freezer As any owner of a restaurant or café knows, small efficiency increases add up and make for a much more functional kitchen at the end of the day. Something as simple as not having to walk to the other side of the kitchen
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Commercial Milkshake and Slush Machines Bring Delight

Milkshakes and slushies have been around for decades and for a good reason. These delicious treats have proven an easy choice for many people worldwide. While milkshakes and slushies have not changed drastically, their dispensing options certainly have, as is evident with commercial milkshake machines. Today we’re looking into whether you could use a commercial milkshake machine or a commercial slush machine in your business. We will also investigate these machines’ functionality, your options for each, and where you can find them. The Right Places for Milkshake Machines and Slush Machines We’ll start with a milkshake machine. The most obvious use for this machine is if you plan to sell milkshakes. Whether in a convenience store, restaurant, or food truck, you can expect the best milkshakes. However, these machines can make more than just milkshakes, such as: Frozen margaritas Daiquiris Frozen lemonade Fruit smoothies Yoghurt smoothies As you can see, these machines are perfectly
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Exploring the Latest in Commercial Refrigeration Trends

Since the introduction of commercial refrigeration systems, there has been growth in the technology and use cases, from energy-efficient options to smart fridges. While the primary purpose of refrigeration systems remains the same globally, it is only natural that new trends emerge alongside new technologies. Today we’re chatting about refrigeration features that have proven the most popular recently and whether they’re merely hype or worth the cost. The Top Trending Features for Commercial Fridges and Freezers Over the last decade, fridges and freezers have experienced substantial technological upgrades. While some upgrades are undoubtedly cosmetic, most prove incredibly practical. Here’s our list of the top trending features for fridges and freezers: 1. Precise Temperature Control You might think that fridges have always had temperature control, and to some extent, you would be correct. However, the latest fridges and freezers provide incredibly precise controls for temperature settings, whereas older models only have general intensity choices. For example,
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Commercial Ice Cube Maker – Is it Worth Buying for Your Business

With so many establishments running through massive quantities of ice throughout the year, you’d be right to believe that buying a commercial ice cube maker is a no-brainer. While commercial and ordinary ice-making machines do the same job, there are differences to consider. So, if you’re wondering whether your business could benefit from a commercial ice maker, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re investigating the features and benefits you can expect from commercial ice makers so that you can decide whether it’s suitable for your establishment. The Main Things to Consider for a Commercial Ice Making Machine The first things we need to investigate are the main categories of concern regarding ice machines. Let’s discuss the three most common concerns of businesses that consider ice machines: Overall Cost Commercial ice machines come in a range of prices from $1000 to $10,000 and more. These price differences indicate that several alternatives are available, making
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The Amazing Evolution of Food Service Equipment

Have you ever considered how much the demand for restaurants has influenced the growth of technology? Food service equipment is one of the branches of technology that developed primarily because people like us wanted somewhere to eat in public and food prepared by someone else. Today we are investigating some of the fantastic developments within the food equipment sector, and how far technology has come in helping to prepare meals. Commercial kitchen equipment is everywhere, from school cafeterias to fast food chains and fancy restaurants. The First Instances of Commercial Food Equipment While the first examples of something resembling restaurants only appeared in the 18th century, places resembling fast food drive-throughs were present as far back as the Greco-Roman world (332 BC - 395 AD). Thermopolia – which translates into ‘a place where something hot is sold’ – were pitstops where passers-by could grab a hot meal. The main examples of food equipment used
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What is The Best Commercial Ice Cube Machine for Cocktails?

No cocktail would be complete without a few sparkling ice cubes to finish the look and cool the drink. A commercial ice cube machine makes high-quality ice that lasts longer in drinks, making for better cocktails that you can often market for higher prices. The machine you choose will determine the shape, size, and quantity of ice, which may affect your drinks menu and how you run your bar. Choose an Ice Cube Machine That Makes the Right Ice Before buying an ice maker, you should consider the ice itself – various factors influence how ice behaves in cocktails and custom drinks, including: Clarity Many master mixologists only use clear ice - regular ice cubes often have air bubbles trapped in them that cause a cloudy appearance. Clear ice not only looks better but also melts slower than cloudy ice because of its dense composition. If you’re hoping to feature crystal clear cubes
Cube ice in ice making machine

What are the Differences Between an Air and Water-Cooled Large Ice Cube Machine?

Adding a commercial ice cube maker to your restaurant kitchen can help you prepare ice-cold drinks on demand and keep fresh food displays crisp all year round. Ice makers generate heat during the refrigeration process, and they need a cooling system to protect the machine from overheating and keep it running well. Here are the main differences between water-cooling and air-cooling systems for commercial ice machines and how to choose between the two. Air-Cooled vs Water-Cooled Commercial Ice Machines What is an Air-Cooled Ice Cube Maker? Air-cooled ice makers use internal fans and vents to pull air from the surrounding environment into the machine and over the refrigeration system. The air moves over the condenser coils and other refrigeration components, reducing the temperature in the machine and releasing warm air back into the atmosphere through various vents. Advantages of air-cooled ice makers Energy-efficient - many brands make Energy Star compliant large cube ice

What Commercial Kitchen Equipment Do I Need for a Food Truck?

Starting a food truck is an exciting venture that allows you to share your love for cooking with people on the move. Serving gourmet food from a restaurant on wheels delights travellers and residents with fresh local flavours, and people love food trucks for their convenience. Here is a list of the commercial kitchen equipment you will need to take your culinary passion to the streets. 6 Food Truck Equipment Essentials Range oven A commercial range is the heart of your mobile kitchen, where you can bake, boil, fry, sauté, and simmer anything from seafood to soups and sauces. Before buying a range for your food truck, consider how many burners you need - 4 burners are sufficient for most small kitchens. If you have limited space, you can always get a 2-burner range and add a countertop hot plate or pot stove for extra cooking capacity. Griddle Griddles are essential for making
Hotel Ice Machine

See How a Commercial Ice Making Machine Can Add Value to Your Hotel Service

Hotels often boast a wide variety of amenities and tools to improve their guests’ experience. Still, with so many things to consider, it’s easy to overlook the difference a commercial ice-making machine can make. So, if you’re on the fence regarding ice-making machines, you’ll find all the information you need to bring you to a purchasing decision here. Keep Refreshment Within Reach with an Ice Cube Maker Arguably the most important reason to keep ice machines in your hotel is to accommodate the personal preferences of your clients. Many people enjoy their drinks more with ice – and this is especially true if it’s one of the hotter days of the year. Whether alcoholic beverages or otherwise, there’s no denying how many drinks benefit from a few refreshing ice blocks. With commercial ice machines at your disposal, you can keep the flow of ice steady. It’s a win-win for both parties because your
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