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Advantages of Microwave Cooking
They're easy to install
They're compact and take up little space
Employees can be quickly trained to use them
They use less energy
The microwave is well-suited for steaming veg...more
Advantages of using flexible gas appliance connectors
Improves sanitation and safety. Equipment can be easily moved and cleaned on a regular basis reducing dirt and grease build-up. That means improved cleanliness and reduced fire hazards. In most tradi...more
Connectors, What are the Benefits
Flexible Gas Appliance Connectors improve sanitation and safety. Equipment can be easily moved and cleaned on a regular basis reducing dirt and grease build-up. That means improved cleanliness and red...more
Convection Microwave Ovens
Combining cooking technologies, when applied appropriately, will result in high quality food products, reduced cook times and reduced steps in preparation . Convection and microwave cooking have both...more
Convection Ovens
Convection Ovens
The demands of the foodservice industry always push for faster, more efficient ways of cooking. Convection Ovens answer the need. The multi-purpose Blodgett Convection Oven ha...more
Convection Ovens-Sizing
Convection ovens force heated air, via fans located on the rear oven wall, over and around the food racks. This provides more even cooking speed, better heat efficiency, and a better product cooked mo...more
Deck Vs. Conveyor Oven
A deck oven lends itself to a wider variety of menu items. They are simply designed and usually require less servicing. The deck oven requires a higher skill level to operate. Conveyor ovens reduce b...more
Determining If Your Fryer Can Keep Up With Demand
Fryer productivity is usually measured by pounds of product per hour. Generally, a fryer that will handle a minimum of 80 pounds of French fries per hour is sufficient. In smaller, less demanding envi...more
Frequently Asked Questions About Microwaves
Hundreds of visitors each year to the five Panasonic Test Kitchens around the world have provided a common thread for questions. I have compiled a list of favorites that help debunk many of the Old ...more
Fryer Tips
Frying Oil Life
The life of the frying oil can be indefinitely prolonged by filtering the fat twice every day (or at the end of every shift) and then adding 10% new oil which is enough to rejuvenate the original oil....more
How Steam Cooking Works
Steam is an extremely efficient heat transfer medium. It carries a great deal of energy which readily transfers directly to food (in steamers) or indirectly through a heat transfer surface (such as a ...more
How to Order a Gas Connector
Determine the type of equipment to be connected.
Determine the necessary inside diameter and length of the connector.
Determine the type of quick disconnect device needed for connection.more
Microwaves: Commercial Vs. Domestic
Commercial Microwave Ovens:
Are more durably built and easier to operate
Are built with heavy duty power cords, commercial quality relays and overload switches
They can withstand...more
Oil Breakdown
According to several master fry chefs, water is one of the major causes of rapid breakdown of cooking oil. Ideally, if a balance can be maintained between the frying of dry items (i.e. breaded product...more
Oil Filters
If you fry breaded, watery or battered products in large quantities, you will need to filter more often. Remember to rinse well. Soap residue is the number one enemy of cooking fat as it accelerates ...more
Oil Temperatures
Keep your oil at the proper temperature. (Around 340F.) Oil will break-down at double the rate for every 10 degrees over 350F. Keep your oil free of any contaminants such as:
Water - never load...more
Selecting the Right Pizza Oven
The most important piece of equipment in any pizza operation is the oven. Pizza ovens deliver high heat, rapid temperature recovery and a high production environment. These "specialty" ovens range in...more
Some things to consider when selecting the right oven
How big a footprint is available for an oven?
What is the volume production necessary during the busiest shift?
What is the budget for equipment purchases?
Will more than one oven be ne...more
Steam Cooking
Steam cooking works very well when you have a variety of foods that need to cook at the same time. Flavor begins to transfer from one food to another at 218 degrees while steam cooks at 212 degrees.more
Steam Cooking . . .Uncovering the Possibilities
For years man has used steam to cook food, with the best example being the Chinese when they started using bamboo steamers thousands of years ago, as well as food wrapped in water-soaked leaves as amo...more
Things to Consider When Buying a Fryer
What's on your menu?
How much frying will you be doing?
Are your fried foods fresh battered or frozen?
How large are your portions?
How many customers will you be serving at peak t...more
Things to consider when selecting a Microwave
What task do you what the oven to perform?
Rethermalize? Defrost? Boost Heat? Primary Cooking?
What food products will be used?
Vegetables and frozen foods? Seafood & Poultry? Red meats...more
Tilting Skillets
If you are batch cooking pan fried, sauteed, or sauced products, a tilting skillet is an economical solution to your kitchen needs . If you are boiling or preparing large amounts of sauces in addition...more
Tips for the Selection and Use of Kitchen Ventilation Systems
WHEN SELECTING:
1. Know what your local codes require for ventilation.
2. Know what your growth plans are. It is easy to buy a little extra now but difficult to add on later.
3. Know ho...more
Typical Preheat Times For Electric Cooking Equipment
Broilers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-20 min.
Fryers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Average 6 min.
Grills to 325F . . . . . . . . ....more
Water and Steam
Always consider water treatment for steam equipment. Many service problems can be eliminated by purer water. Most steam cookers are operational on direct steam. When connected in this manner, a steam...more
When using the Microwave
Do not cook eggs in the shell. Pressure will build up inside the shell and it will explode. Do not reheat cooked eggs unless they are scrambled or chopped. Puncture the yolk before cooking eggs.
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Why buy a Commercial Microwave
Commercial Microwave Ovens:
Are more durably built and easier to operate
Are built with heavy duty power cords, commercial quality relays and overload switches
They can withstand heat ...more