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A Dinnerware Buying Guide



Customers will pass judgment about your restaurant the second they sit down. That is why picking the right dinner plate is so important to the restaurateur. Dinner plates are an important part of your restaurant experience and thus should be well thought out before purchasing. It should complement the color and design of your establishment. When choosing dinner plates, you should consider several things including materials, colors, shapes and sizes.

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7 Kitchen Basics For Your Future Graduate

You probably know at least one graduate who will fend for themselves in the kitchen for the first time this summer. No more late night pizza runs or campus cafeteria food, it's time to cook for real. Some basic kitchen gear and tools, make an excellent and pratical graduation gift. At JES Restaurant Equipment, we know you want the most bang for your buck, and given that kitchen space can be limited -- we've tracked down 7 of our most durable, affordable, and well-designed kitchen tools and essentials available on the market.

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Dual Sided Cooking

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When thinking about adding new cooking equipment to your commercial kitchen, it’s critical to ask:

  • What’s on my menu today and how might it change in the future?
  • Will potential additions to the menu resonate with my patrons?
  • Are the menu additions appropriate for my concept?
  • How many meals will I need to deliver and how will this vary by day of the week and time of day?
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Tips for Cleaning and Re-seasoning Cast Iron Cookware



Lodge Manufacturing has made cast iron cooking equipment for more than 110 years. It was not until 2002 Lodge developed a vegetable oil spray system with high temperature gas ovens to season their cookware before it left their warehouse.

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Classic Chocolate Fountains

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Whether you're looking to throw an amazing baby shower, wedding shower, or just to celebrate National Chocolate Day, make it fabulous with a delicious and beautiful chocolate fondue fountain!

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Where + How Do Restaurants Use Berner Air Curtains?

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What is an Air Curtain?

From the office lobby to shipping and receiving, and from our front doors to yours, better environments use Berner! Since 1956 Berner International has been dedicated to maintaining comfortable environments and saving energy with Berner commercial, architectural, and industrial air curtains and doors. Berner air curtains and doors effectively prevent heating or air conditioning from escaping through open doors; while providing substantial energy savings, personal comfort, and insect control. Air Curtains and doors employ a controlled stream of air aimed across an opening to create an air seal. This seal separates different environments while allowing a smooth, unhindered flow of traffic and unobstructed view through the opening. Berner Air Curtains also help stop the infiltration of flying insects. For 60 years Berner has offered unmatched quality, performance, and dependability; saving energy and creating healthy, comfortable environments!

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Camping and Picnic Food Safety

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Spring is here, and summer will be upon us soon, so many of us have begun to plan camping trips, cookouts and picnics. These family and group favorites bring bonding and happy memories, but also present us with a heightened challenge of food safety.

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The Insinger Advantage

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Dishwashing Equipment That's Easy to Operate & Maintain.

For over 120 years, Insinger Machine Company has been on the leading edge of commercial dishwasher innovation and technology. A family-owned and privately held company; Insinger designs and manufacturers warewashing equipment for the hospitality, healthcare, education, corrections, and military markets worldwide. All Insinger equipment is manufactured with Pride in the U.S.A.!

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Stainless Steel vs. Non-Stick Cookware



The type of cookware that you choose for your home or commercial kitchen will have a large influence over your general cooking process. There are a wide variety of different types of pots and pans available to the modern chef, but none are as well-known (and argued about) as stainless steel pans and non-stick pans. The stainless steel vs. non-stick question is asked frequently by shoppers hoping to upgrade or restock their kitchen, and although people often swear by one or the other for a variety of different reasons, it is important to know about the differences between the two before making your decision. Keep the following things in mind when shopping for your next selection of pots and pans.

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Lightweight Fryers Perfect for Small Kitchens


If you don’t have a lot of room in your commercial kitchen but you are finding yourself in need of a good fryer, then you might look at a commercial counter top electric fryer as an option.

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Outdoor Approved Ice Machines from Hoshizaki



It’s no secret that ice machines are not built to handle every type of situation. Generally their performance is subject to the environment and resources available. But thankfully there are some ice makers better equipped to meet the unique demands of the residential customer.

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How To Can Preserves In Your Own Home



Though it’s somewhat of a rigorous process, home canning has been passed down from generations back. It has given families the opportunity to preserve their own foods for years right from the comfort of their own kitchen. Fruits, vegetables, meats, and poultry can be preserved and savored year-round with this unique way of preserving foods. The great part of canning your foods is the reassurance that you will have of opening your can goods months later and guaranteeing the freshness and quality you come to expect from this process.

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Guide to Kitchen Knives

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Kitchen Knives come in many different varieties and it can be overwhelming trying to find what kind of knife you need.

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The Difference Between Stove Top Turkey and Outdoor Smoked Turkey



There are several methods to cooking a turkey or ham for the family dinner table, you can smoke them or cook them on the stove top.

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Manual & Thermostatic Griddles: Do You Know the Difference?



Often times our customers are confused about the difference between a manual and thermostatic griddles.  The difference is quite simple actually so we'll explain it in a manner that most anyone can relate to…

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How To Brew Your Own Beer



A phenomenon has emerged in the brewery world that has caused a chaotic stir among those wanting to make their own beer. Home brewing has not only grown into a popular activity in residential kitchens but it has also gained a reputation in commercial kitchens as well. Making your own brew is a very inexpensive product that will easily rival anything else you could buy in the store.

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An Introduction to Buying Sinks for Restaurants & Bars



Do you feel like it’s time to buy a new commercial sink but you aren’t sure what type to purchase? First, you should understand why you are buying it. The cost of the sink is usually in direct comparison to the job for which it is used. If you are purchasing one for the mud room of your home, then a sink that is not NSF approved will work fine; however, if you are in an industrial environment or a restaurant, then a NSF approved sink is imperative.

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Professional Cooking Equipment: American Range Heritage Series


American Range is a recognized leader in the commercial food service industry. With over 30 years of experience, innovative technology, and robust engineering have advanced their professional cooking equipment to withstand the challenges of the most demanding chefs and kitchens. American Range heavy-duty commercial series ovens are utilized by some of the world's most renowned restaurants, such as, WYNN Las Vegas, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Cafe' Gray NYC. These highly flexible and valuable oven bases and rangetops are modular and can be reconfigured to accommodate any kitchen or cooking style. American Range's residential professional line of gas ranges, French-door wall ovens, slide-in rangetops and cooktops are commercial grade; with the soul and capability of a commercial range blended with luxurious style.

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A Food or Salad Bar Can Liven Up Any Dining Room

Food cart dining

Many large restaurants and cafeterias offer food bars to give customers a myriad of options. Most of these food bars are rather large and tend to take up more space than necessary. Not only does this reduce the amount of possible table space, but it also minimizes serving options for your patrons.

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Tis’ the Season For Terrific Bundt Cakes!



Tis’ the season to be eating. Christmas is a time for trying a smorgasbord of delectable desserts. There is no better cake around the holiday season than this one. We have a wide selection of cake pans this can be used, but for this I recommend the 56102 Nordic Ware Commercial Wreath Cake. The recipe below is for a Chocolate Cinnamon bundt cake with walnuts and fudge pieces.


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Deep Fry Your Ham for Christmas



If you are going to be making a main entree for your family this Christmas, then having a great Southern Deep Fried Ham will be a temptation none can pass up. The following recipe is a great recipe for true Southern Deep Fried Ham :

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Guide to Walk-In Coolers & Freezers



Walk-in refrigeration units are convenient and often necessary for commercial kitchens. And though the process of getting one can be overwhelming it is important to have all of your I’s dotted and your T’s crossed when ordering a walk-in unit because even the tiniest detail can affect the outcome. The key is to work with your seller and be sure that they have all of the information they need to give you what you need.

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The Ins and Outs of Commercial Refrigeration

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What is Commercial Refrigeration?

A commercial refrigeration unit is a device that provides cold storage for food, beverages, and other products that require refrigeration in a restaurant or other dining establishment. Commercial refrigeration encompasses both refrigerators and freezers, and refrigeration units are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your kitchen’s particular needs.

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Trendy Table Tops for Tasteful Restaurants

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Atmosphere is very important in a restaurant. It sets the mood for how people receive your food. Having a trendy themed restaurant can be a bit temperamental, with the fleeting nature of trends. However, here is a list of trends that we think aren’t going to go out of style any time soon.

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Advantages of Commercial Dishwashers

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Are all dishwashers the same?

Here's what you should look for when determining which washer is best suited for your restaurant and/or food service business.

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