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Gas vs. Electric Ranges

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/8/2020

Ranges can come in a variety of styles and sizes, but their source of power is the most hotly contested feature. 

Manufacturer Spotlight: Lodge

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/3/2020

Since 1896, Lodge Manufacturing Company has been producing quality cast iron cookware.

Energy Efficient Equipment

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 3/4/2020

As consumers are becoming more eco-conscious, so too are restaurant equipment manufacturers. 

Manufacturer Spotlight: John Boos

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/15/2020

With over 125 years of experience in the industry, John Boos is a company synonymous with quality equipment.

Ice Machines for Christmas?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/11/2019

Have you or a loved one asked Santa for a home ice machine yet?

Manufacturer Spotlight: Padela

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/29/2019

With a line of quality and affordable equipment ranging from ovens to bars, Padela is well-equipped to fulfill any business’s kitchen demands.

Guest Post: The Benefits of Owning a Braising Pan

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/15/2019

Its versatility and convenience make it useful in nearly any commercial facility.

All About Pasta Makers

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/22/2019

Homemade pasta and store bought pasta belong to different realms.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Norpro

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/17/2019

Providing quality and innovation since 1973, Norpro is the best place to start when searching for everyday kitchen items, cool kitchen gadgets, or those random, but oh-so-useful baking supplies. 

Manufacturer Spotlight: Valpro

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/6/2019

Whatever your kitchen needs are, Valpro offers an option that benefits you as the customer and the environment. 

Introducing Wilmington Grill

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/26/2019

JES is pleased to announce that we will now be carrying Wilmington Grill products and accessories.

Introducing Antunes' New Egg Station Mini

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/12/2019

Everyone loves a good egg. They’re easy to make, taste good, and are super versatile. 

What is a Dutch Oven?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/5/2019

They’ve been around for decades, but Dutch ovens seem to be rising in popularity once again (thanks Chrissy Teigen), but what is it and why do people swear by them? 

Cooking for One Just got Easier

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/15/2019

Food is delicious but when you’re cooking just for yourself, the idea of making food can be daunting. 

The Customizable Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/10/2019

Finding the perfect pieces to fill your home isn’t always easy. The same can be said about the little things you use on an everyday basis.

Introducing Bakerlux and VariKwik Ovens by Cadco

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/26/2019

Since 1996, Cadco has been a leader in providing unique, quality foodservice equipment. Known for their innovative oven designs, Cadco provides fast cooking ovens suitable for a variety of foodservice markets including hotels, food trucks, delis, baking, and more. Regardless of your cooking needs, Cadco’s countertop ovens provide quality, fast cooking without compromising taste.



Introduction to Kool-It Ice Makers

Posted by on 1/1/2019
Kool-It Ice Makers and Bins


MVP Group continues to be a leader in the food service industry while maintaining a keen focus on "customer service after the sale". As a leader in the industry, MVP offers a wide array of quality commercial kitchen products to help restaurants, institutions, and retail establishments service their customers no matter what type of foods they offer. Ice makers was a key market segment the MVP Group did not supply, but the wait is over! MVP has introduced their new line of Kool-It brand ice maker systems (under counter and modular units, modular bins, and matched water filtration systems).

Shop All Kool-It Ice Systems Here!

How to Know Which Timer is Right for Your Kitchen

Posted by on 6/29/2018


It’s no secret that every good chef needs a great kitchen timer to ensure a delectable meal. Whether you are a residential or commercial chef, purchasing the right kitchen timer is a priority for avoiding over or undercooked meat. The kitchen is a very serious place to be when using electricity, heat, etc. Therefore, timers are a great asset to have to keep from setting your kitchen ablaze from absent-minded cooking habits.


Create An Outdoor Kitchen With Holland Grill

Posted by on 6/8/2018


Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest trends in grilling, with homeowners adding backyard grilling and entertainment centers in rising numbers. Creating an outdoor seating/cooking area is one of the easiest and most economical ways to increase your living space, and it allows you to get the most use out of it by providing a comfortable place to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends.


Classic Chocolate Fountains

Posted by MJ on 4/27/2018
Sephra fountains

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!



The Insinger Advantage

Posted by MJ on 4/6/2018
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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.!


Lightweight Fryers Perfect for Small Kitchens

Posted by on 3/13/2018

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.


Everest Refrigeration: Battle of the Brands

Posted by on 3/12/2018

If you are in the market for a new refrigerator or freezer, with all the features, options, brands, and manufacturers these days, your search can turn into an overwhelming mess pretty quickly. Luckily, we are here to help. In this blog we will compare three different refrigeration manufacturers and their equipment to ensure when you are choosing your next piece of refrigeration equipment, you are well-informed to make a good decision and choose the correct fridge or freezer to fit your needs.


Outdoor Approved Ice Machines from Hoshizaki

Posted by on 2/23/2018


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.


The Perfect Stock Pot

Posted by on 2/14/2018

What Do I Need For My Kitchen? Conventional vs. Convection

Posted by Brindley Harwell on 9/22/2017
Ultimate Showdown


Great Customer Service!

Posted by MJ on 7/27/2017
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”I just wanted to thank everyone at JES for the great experience I had ordering 2 boxes of wooden spoons.”

BK Resources Closeout Spotlight: WorkForce Pre-Rinse 8-in Assembly

Posted by MJ on 4/25/2017

Hoshizaki Named 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year

Posted by MJ on 4/19/2017
Hoshi ENERGY STAR Award Winner


The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has recognized Hoshizaki America, Inc. with a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements!


Wash, Rinse, Sanitize – How to Clean Restaurant Utensils in a Compartment Sink

Posted by on 4/17/2017


Compartment sinks are not only convenient in the foodservice industry but are also mandatory in many cases. Most health and sanitation standards require restaurants to have a sink with three or more compartments to manually clean utensils and smaller equipment pieces. But washing smallwares by hand is not as simple as running some soap and water over them. Washing restaurant utensils and equipment is subject to standards just like washing your hands. This three-step process is kinda like the “stop, drop and roll” of warewashing:


Introducing Fagor Industrial

Posted by MJ on 2/7/2017
Fagor Industrial

JES is committed to offering you the highest quality foodservie equipment, at the lowest price possible. That's why we're working late, to bring you Fagor Industrial! Fagor Industrial is a serious company, with quality products and a competitive sales service. Whether your establishment needs to cool, store, or display food and beverages, Fagor leads the market with an extensive range of refrigeration appliances and foodservice solutions, in a large, high quality variety of size, applications, features, and finishes!

Shop Fagor Industrial Refrigeration Solutions Here!
JES Introduces Fagor Industrial

Commercial Ice Machines Save Money

Posted by Emily on 12/15/2016

The History Of The John Boos Butcher Block Table

Posted by MJ on 11/10/2016


With over 125 years in the market, John Boos & Co is the primary provider for gourmet products, butcher blocks, and foodservice equipment in the USA. Capable of both wood and metal manufacturing at the same location, John Boos is the only manufacturer with the opportunity to easily and quickly expand their product offerings to customers!

Shop All John Boos & Co. Here.

The Very Big, Very American Pinnacle Grill by Holland

Posted by on 11/9/2016


What do you picture when I mention “American Cuisine”? And I don’t mean clam chowder or gumbo or some other regional dish like that. No — when I say “American Cuisine,” I’m talking about food popular across the entire country, eaten in all nine time zones. I’m not sure about you, but when I picture the food of America, I imagine paper plates topped with hot dogs, cheeseburgers, sausages, barbecue chicken, and maybe a little yellow corn thrown on the side. America is the land of milk and honey, true, but even more than that, we’re the land of sirloin skewers and baby back ribs. America is a nation of grillers.


Wood Beats Plastic – Cutting Boards, Chopping Blocks, & Butcher Blocks from John Boos

Posted by on 6/5/2016


While plastic is cheaper and more convenient for many applications in today’s modern kitchen sometimes there’s just no substitute for quality old fashioned wood. In addition to durability it adds both style and elegance to your kitchen with it’s antique finishes and beautiful colors. This is one of the reasons you see many world famous chefs on television using wooden cutting products in their shows. When taken care of properly a wooden cutting board, chopping block or butcher block will serve you well for years to come and they become even more attractive as they age.


Keep Them Doggies Rollin’ with a APW Hot Dog Roller

Posted by on 12/30/2015


Everyone loves a good hotdog. It’s no secret that the best hotdogs are made on a grill. If you are a hotdog vendor and want to make a great hotdog then there is no better way to do that than making them on a hotdog roller . The question is why does a grilled hotdog taste better than a boiled dog?


Wine Glasses 101

Posted by on 12/28/2015


Wine glasses are a topic of moderate controversy among various beverage connoisseurs. One wine drinker may insist that the shape of your wine glass matters a great deal, while another might feel that it doesn’t make a significant difference. Some avid wine enthusiasts would argue – perhaps pedantically – that each type of wine tastes better when served in a very specific type of glass matched to the qualities of the wine in question, but most home budgets can’t afford to keep over two dozen different types of wine glasses at the ready, and that’s not to mention the cabinet space that that would require. However, there are some generally accepted rules about what sorts of glasses to use in most everyday wine situations, and having a few different styles on hand should keep you well covered to properly serve just about any type of wine.


Just Fondue it! – Throwing a Fondue Party

Posted by on 12/28/2015


Well, 2011 is almost here and that means its time to put your party hat on and get ready to ring in the New Year. Perhaps you are wanting to throw a New Year’s Eve party but are up in arms as to what you should serve your guests. While ham rolls and other hors d’oeuvres are a great idea for any New Year’s Eve party, they can also be very mundane. A great way to ring in the New Year with a little twist is to throw a fondue party.


Dexter-Russell Knives - A Cut Above The Rest

Posted by on 12/27/2015


Knives come in all shapes and sizes in the kitchen. A chef is only as good as his or her knife allows. One of the biggest issues a beginning chef may have is learning which knife is right for them to buy.


G.E.T. Decorative Bowls & Platters

Posted by on 12/20/2015


G.E.T. Enterprises is a leading manufacturer in tabletop restaurant smallwares . They have a wide selection of soup and rice bowls. These bowls are 8 oz. in depth and have several decorative patterns including several Oriental designs. They are made of melamine and are NSF listed. They also offer platters to complement the bowls and are sold in sets. These items are great for either commercial or residential tabletops.


The Hottest Thing in Ice: New Ice-O-Matic Undercounters!

Posted by on 12/16/2015


Ice-O-Matic recognizes that the face of the food service industry is changing, and they’re on the cutting edge of keeping up with these changes. It’s for this reason that they’ve introduced the HIS line , a new line of compact, under-counter ice machines.


A Braising Pan Does It All, but a Lot of Restaurant Owners Don’t Know They Exist

Posted by on 12/15/2015


There are many ways to tenderize meats. One way to enhance the food’s color and flavoring is to slowly cook meat in liquid to produce tender, moist meat. Stewing is one method of choice but to really use less liquid in order to retain those juices and flavors the best method would be to braise your meats. This particular method surrounds the meat around the juices and moisture created by the cooking process.


Southbend: The Gentleman's Gas Range

Posted by on 12/14/2015


Range ovens are a necessity in any restaurant. These ovens allow you the option to cook more than one thing at a time whether it's baking rolls in the oven or cooking stir fry on the stove top griddle.


The Merry Holidays at JES

Posted by on 12/14/2015


The holidays are officially upon us, and JES is getting ready for the season with showroom decorations and special holiday-themed items. As you finish (or start) your holiday shopping this year, don’t forget to keep in mind that items ordered online will need time for shipping. Don’t get stuck giving your friends and relatives pictures of their upcoming gifts due to shipping mistakes or unexpected delays. Be sure to have your online orders with J.E.S. submitted by 2:00 PM on Monday, December 17 to guarantee that your items are delivered on time.


Only Winners Deserve a Hoshizaki Refrigerator

Posted by on 12/8/2015


Hoshizaki is a leading manufacturer in commercial ice makers and refrigeration units across the globe. Now Hoshizaki has introduced a new line of Hoshizaki Commercial Series Refrigeration units. These new line of refrigeration and freezer units are top of the line in commercial refrigeration.


Now That You’re Cookin’, Check Out the Economy Pitco Fryer

Posted by on 12/3/2015


Since 1918, Pitco Frialator have been manufacturing fryers in the USA and have been offering quality, reliable equipment for professional frying. They have since then been in the forefront of the frying industry. So, what makes Pitco Frialators one of the top brands in commercial frying?


Get Delicious Nugget Ice in Your Home

Posted by on 11/30/2015


Looking for a way to breathe some new life into your old favorite drinks? The soft, chewable texture of the original nugget ice from Scotsman Ice Systems may be just the thing that you need


Cheers! A Mason Jar Makes A Great Gift!

Posted by on 11/30/2015


Libbey Inc . has been a leader in glass tableware and is the second largest glass tableware manufacturer in the world. They maintain almost 2,000 stock-keeping units . They have decorative glasses for all occasions like the COUNTY FAIR drinking jar . This 16-ounce glass gives a bit of rural charm with its “mason jar” shape. One that will make a perfect gift for the holiday season.


Black Friday Deals at JES Restaurant Equipment

Posted by on 11/27/2015


This Deal Has Since Expired.


We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week filled with family, friends, and food… lots of food! But Thanksgiving isn’t the only big day this week; Black Friday 2013 is almost here. And that means big deals at JES Restaurant Equipment. If you’ve subscribed to our newsletter then you already know we’ve been rolling our coupons and saving all month long, and if you’re not – now is a perfect time to sign up!


You Too Can Smoke A Turkey With The R & V Outside Smoker

Posted by on 11/14/2015


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means it’s time for you to decide how to prepare your turkey. Some of you may stick to tradition by baking it while others will fry it; however, you may want to try smoking it.


A Sneak Peak at Cambro Healthcare Products

Posted by on 10/27/2015


In 2009, Cambro announced their new line of healthcare products. Cambro Healthcare has a drive to become the best provider of healthcare meal delivery systems in the world. Many of their products appeal to the most elite of money-saving shoppers.


Maintain Your Fryer By Using Oil Purifiers and Filters

Posted by on 10/26/2015


If motor oil is the lifeblood of your car, fryer oil is the lifeblood of your fryer. Fryers must have oil to operate and that’s why oil must be managed to increase the longevity of your fryer. Oil degradation often occurs from essentially three things: hydrolysis, oxidation, and polymerization. Hydrolysis is caused by moisture getting into your oil and the effect is the breakdown of your oil and poor coloring. Oxidation is the cause of air or oxygen accelerated by light, trace metals. This causes harmful compounds such as peroxides, volatile compounds/ toxins like aldhydes, ketones, alcholos, hydrocarbons, etc. Polymerization results in solid build-up, greasy food, bad tasting food, and foaming and smoking of the oil. Polymerization of your oil happens when other triglycerides and improper oil keeps from flowing evenly.


Scotsman is now offering 0% Financing on Commercial Ice Machines

Posted by on 10/26/2015


Scotsman Offering 0% Financing on Commercial Ice Makers and Machines

Scotsman has been a frontrunner for manufacturing the world’s leading ice machines. Their company has specialized in reducing water usage and cost for utilities by making Prodigy® and Nugget Ice cubes. They have been voted best-in-class from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. Now the same company that for years has offered quality ice machine products is now offering the same quality with their offer on all Scotsman Commercial customers.


Goedemorgen: A Visit from Holland

Posted by on 10/11/2015


Earlier this week, J.E.S. was paid a visit by one of our representatives from the Holland Grill Company . He brought with him two of Holland’s best selling grills (the Epic and the Wrangler ) to demo some of their unique capabilities and features by cooking a variety of foods for the J.E.S. staff to sample. By the end of the evening, the grills had been used to prepare sausage, bacon, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, chicken, steak, pork, mushrooms, pizza, and even apple pie. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked, and sampling the various items really proved the efficacy of Holland’s unique one-temperature convection grilling design.


The Smallest Home Ice Machine Ever

Posted by on 10/10/2015


Ice-O-Matic, a leading manufacturer in ice machines, just stepped up their game by offering a sleek, new under counter ice maker. What separates this unit from any other under counter ice machine? It makes this machine the first affordable under counter ice maker to go in your home. It is also one of the few under counter units to provide the highly regarded Pearl Ice for residential use. This soft, nugget-style ice crunches easily and doesn’t hurt your teeth, making it an ideal ice to complement a refreshing beverage.


Why Warranties Are Important When It Comes To Combi Ovens

Posted by on 10/9/2015


For years, Blodgett, located out of Burlington, Vermont, has been a leading manufacturer in commercial ovens, priding themselves on their product’s sustainability and quality. Now they are stepping it up a notch by extending their warranties on a number of commercial ovens


The Right Glassware for You

Posted by on 10/5/2015


Stocking glassware for your bar or restaurant can often be a daunting proposition. With so many different types and styles of glassware , it is only natural to wonder if you are buying the “right” glassware to properly compliment your drink menu. Although the “rules” concerning what drinks go into what sort of glass are mostly arbitrary (reasonable customers will forgive you for not always having exactly the correct glass for every occasion), having a variety of different glasses in which to serve your various drinks will help add interest and flair to your beverage offerings. The types of glasses that you need, however, will ultimately depend on what sort of drinks that you are going to be putting into them. Here is a quick overview of the “necessary” glasses for different kinds of beverages.



The Proper Way To Use a Salad Spinner

Posted by on 10/1/2015


Salad spinners are a great way to clean and dry your lettuce in one container. Because these appliances use centrifugal force, they are a much more efficient and effective way to prepare leafy greens.  Rather than using a bowl of water and paper towels, which can leave your leaves still wet, a salad spinner gets rid of dirt and excess water. A salad spinner consists of three main parts. The outer bowl, the inner bowl, and the lid with the handle. The outer bowl is what collects the water and dirt from the lettuce. The inner bowl is where the greens go, and the lid keeps water from splashing out and the built in handle moves the inner bowl to clean the lettuce.


A Chocolate Fondue Fountain is Something that You Can Buy. Just Hear Us Out…

Posted by on 9/28/2015


Chocolate fondue fountains are a unique way to add a feeling of decadence and luxury to your wedding reception, banquet, catering event, or family gathering. Sephra’s collection of commercial-grade chocolate fountains is sure to offer you just the size and finish style that you need at your next event. But once you have the chocolate fountain, the difficulty lies in deciding how to serve (and what to serve with) your chocolate fondue. As chocolate fountains gradually become a more common element at big catering events, the items to be dipped (fruits, cakes, cookies, etc.) are also beginning to standardize somewhat. But with a little bit of thinking outside of the box, your event’s chocolate fountain can be one of the most memorable and original parts of your desert spread.


Star Mfg Makes THE BEST Counter-top Cooking Equipment

Posted by on 9/27/2015


This Deal Has Since Expired.


Since 1921 Star Manufacturing has been producing durable, reliable, quality products for the foodservice and concession industries.


Zero Percent Financing on All Manitowoc Merchandise

Posted by on 9/24/2015


Between now and December 31st, Manitowoc is offering JES customers 0% Financing for Two Years on any order over $1,000. Using this deal, you can divide your checkout amount into a handful of easy, incremental installments without any due interest whatsoever. To qualify for this offer, fill out our short online application and then fax or email us a return copy — we will reply within hours as to whether you’ve been approved. For detailed information, click here or call us directly at (866) 200-6056.


Made In America: Restaurant Equipment From The Fatherland

Posted by on 9/11/2015


While many Americans regard this day with memories of sadness today is also a day to be proud. J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment is proud to be an American company that supports many American manufacturers with rich histories beginning right here in the land of the free. That’s why in honor of this tragic yet uniting anniversary we’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular made in the USA products.


Don’t Tailgate Like An Amatuer: Check Out These Tailgating Essentials

Posted by on 9/6/2015


With the first days of autumn just around the corner, college football seasons are officially in full swing, and another year of tailgate parties is quickly rising on the horizon. Whether big or small, every good tailgating event is likely backed by a collection of various tools and equipment geared towards outdoor cooking. Here is a quick list of recommended items for making your next tailgate a great time for both you and your friends.


The Manitowoc NEO Is The One For You

Posted by on 9/5/2015


Ice where you want it, when you want it. That’s what the Manitowoc NEO can do for you. They bring a whole new level of performance, convenience and intelligence to ice makers. Their compact design doesn’t reduce the amount of ice they create. In fact, they produce up to 40 lbs more ice per 24 hours than the other under counter models by Manitowoc. The key pad speaks a universal language with easy to understand symbols, so no matter who you are, you know how to work the NEO .


How to Host a Wine Tasting, Part 2: Layout and Ambiance

Posted by on 9/3/2015


Hosting a wine tasting in your bar is likely going to be a much more intimate and personal experience than the more open “convention center” feel of larger, exhibitor-style tastings. Bar tastings allow a unique opportunity for conversation and community building, but it can sometimes be challenging to balance a bit of “wine professionalism” into the pre-existing atmosphere of your bar. In part one of this post , we discussed how to select your wine order. While your wine is ultimately the main attraction at your event, the presentation and surroundings can make or break a good wine selection. Here are a few things to consider when organizing the layout of your tasting.


Introducing Fleetwood Food Equipment

Posted by on 9/1/2015


For over 50 years Fleetwood products have been supporting the foodservice and food retail industries.  They offer a wide range of products from meat slicers to blenders, scales to food mixers; they have a product for just about every aspect of the industry and they stand behind their products 110%.  While looking through their new catalog a few items caught my eye that I thought were worth mentioning.


The Lunch Tray Buying Guide

Posted by on 8/23/2015


School is back in session and the cafeterias are busy again. Schools are focusing on feeding kids healthy foods, but how do you know if they are eating off of healthy lunch trays? A lot of schools stopped using the plastic trays when Styrofoam became popular because of how cheap it is for schools to buy. Now, a lot of schools are reverting back to reusable trays because of how un-environmentally friendly Styrofoam is. Styrofoam takes years to decompose and is a leading cause of ocean pollution. Several school districts moved to use paper trays that can be used in compost, but unless the school has a composting facility, these trays also end up in landfills.


The 10 Most Essential Baking Supplies

Posted by on 8/20/2015


Any time is a good time for baking. Whether youâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢re making cookies, baking bread, or constructing a birthday cake, having the right equipment is important and can make the whole experience less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are the Top 10 basic supplies you need to get your kitchen ready for baking.


The Skinny on Restaurant Air Conditioning

Posted by on 8/20/2015


Time to save money again!!  Do you own a restaurant?  One thing that you have in your store is an exhaust hood or two. In the summer time down south it gets hot and humid and sometimes cooling your building can seem impossible. Maybe all that cool air is being sucked out with the hot air from your cooking equipment through the exhaust hood.  Here is a test to see if this is happening in your restaurant.  With all of your exhaust hoods running, make up air included, go to the front of the building open the entrance doors and take note of what you feel.  Did you feel a rush of air come past you, or did you feel resistance when opening the door?  If you did then you have negative pressure in the building and all of your high cost AIR CONDITIONING is being sucked up through the exhaust hood.  Do you want to fix this situation?  If so there are companies that will balance test the building and bring this situation under control.


Shine Like Neon, Save Like LED – Introducing The iCatcher 3D LED Sign

Posted by on 8/19/2015


As a restaurant owner, any and every detail should be important to you. This could range from the type of commercial dishwasher you choose to buy for your commercial kitchen to the type of floor mat you choose to lay out in the entrance way of your establishment. Your open sign , the one thing that will draw your customers in or turn them away, is no exception.


How to Replace the Gasket on Your Refrigerator Door

Posted by on 8/13/2015


Refrigerator door gaskets probably don’t come to mind every day unless they are falling off.  The seal between the door and the cabinet are very important, they provide a barrier that keeps the warmer outside air from entering the cooler air inside; same concept as the weather stripping on your doors at home.  If the gasket has gone bad (cracked, dry rotted, etc…) and is not creating a tight seal around the door and cabinet body then the compressor is running more and costing you a lot more in energy dollars.


Charbroiler vs. Chargrill: The Difference Between Lava Rock & Radiant Heat

Posted by on 8/12/2015


Another frequently asked question we receive is, “what’s the difference between a radiant & lava rock charbroiler?” (often called a chargrill as well). Well the main difference is the way in which the heat is transferred to the food. On a radiant chargrill the burner is positioned under a cast metal radiant from which the heat is radiated towards the food being grilled. The radiant is usually pitched like a roof allowing the excess drippings to run off and not carbonize; although some of the drippings from the meat will actually “burn” and provide that chargrill aroma we are all so familiar with. Lava rock charbroilers use a bed of lava rock positioned above the burners to catch and radiate the heat towards the meat above.


Cleveland Range Combi Ovens become Convotherm

Posted by on 8/11/2015

There are very few foodservice companies that have built as many top brands as Manitowoc Foodservice. With brands like Frymaster, Lincoln, Merrychef, and Manitowoc Ice, Manitowoc is known for great brands and quality products. In 2011 Manitowoc added Cleveland Range to their list of brands. Since they acquired Cleveland Range little has changed until recently. In 2014 Manitowoc dropped the "Range" from Cleveland Ranges name and now they are simply Cleveland and branded the Cleveland Range Combi ovens and steamers as Convotherm. In 2015 they removed the Cleveland Combi ovens from their product list and birthed the brand Convotherm.


Welcome to Summer 2010, the Season of the Grill

Posted by on 8/2/2015


Summer is at hand, and around our house that means cook-out time…

What are grills? Grills are used to cook food with dry, radiant heat either from above or below. Technically, grilling is when you cook food using high heat over an open flame. Cooking from above is referred to as broiling in the U.S. – but it’s still called grilling the rest of the world over. The difference between grilling and barbecuing is that barbecuing uses lower heat and a closed lid. Some advantages to outdoor cooking might include the following:


Vive la France: We Have Revol Porcelaine!

Posted by on 8/1/2015


If I mention French porcelain, you envision pink flowers on a traditional Country French plate.  Revol Porcelaine is NOT that French porcelain.  Google the phrase “French porcelain” and you’ll find several companies selling examples of said plates.   Revol France has its headquarters in Saint-Uze, where the Revol brothers started their business and created Revol porcelain in 1789, during the French Revolution. Revol USA is located in Alpharetta, GA.  Very few companies on the planet are thriving after 225 years, let alone still owned by the founding family, but Revol is.  They’ve outlasted governments.  What makes a business so enduring?


Buy An Ice-O-Matic Water Filter and Extend Your Warranty By Two Years

Posted by on 7/11/2015


Summer is in full swing and that means that most of you are wanting to enjoy the cold, refreshing taste of crystal clear ice immersed in your favorite beverage in a cool, perspiring glass. Ice-O-Matic a leading manufacturer in ice machines, has a full range of cube ice machines known as the ICE Series. These machines are built with two options: modular or self-contained.


School Kitchen Equipment: A Buying Guide

Posted by on 7/3/2015


According to recent census results, public school attendance rates have been increasing steadily since the turn of the millennium. As such, school kitchens are beginning to build and expand to support ever growing numbers of incoming students. With many students relying on the school cafeteria for their daily lunch, it is important that public schools be well-equipped to provide a variety of nutritious and sustaining foods to their students. However, because school kitchens differ from restaurants in that they are not necessarily profit or marketing oriented, the equipment requirements can often be somewhat different from typical commercial kitchens.


Commercial Ice Machines for Schools

Posted by on 6/26/2015


The ice machine is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any restaurant or commercial kitchen. Whether it be for chilling beverages, packing around food, making smoothies and frozen drinks, or even soothing the wound when an employee burns his or her hand on the stove, ice serves a multitude of purposes in every foodservice establishment.


Hoshizaki Ice Machines are the Best in Class!

Posted by on 6/25/2015


Hoshizaki is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial ice makers , and second largest manufacturer of refrigerated food service equipment. Hoshizaki operates six plants in Japan, two in the U.S. and one in England, distributing products worldwide. Their production facilities in Peachtree City Georgia and Griffin Georgia are some of the most automated production facilities in the industry. Utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology Hoshizaki takes great pride in every commercial ice machine that leaves their assembly line, and before reaching the end user every Hoshizaki ice machine is run-tested at the factory and undergoes numerous quality and performance tests including ice production capacity and energy efficiency.


The Decadent Appeal of A Chocolate Fondue Fountain

Posted by on 6/23/2015


Make your event special with the Sephra Chocolate Fountain. Sephra Chocolate Fountains are recognized worldwide as being the highest quality chocolate fountain available. Their fountains run quietly and deliver a beautiful cascade of chocolate.


Celebrate Independence Day With Holland Grill

Posted by on 6/19/2015


The day we celebrate our country’s freedom is right around the corner. This is a day for outdoor summer fun with pool parties, picnics and barbeques. This is a day for family gatherings and spending time with friends. What this is not a day for is being stuck behind a grill babysitting the food.


Appease the Gods With an Apex Fountain

Posted by on 6/17/2015


Make your wedding, corporate event or parties even more special with an Apex Fountain! Apex Fountain has been in business for 60 years and counting. They are the recognized leader in manufacturing of high quality banquet displays and serving products. Apex Fountains carries an extensive line of catering and banquet equipment including, beverage fountains, punch bowls and tiered serving trays.


Step Up Your Fried Chicken with the R & V Works Cajun Fryer

Posted by on 6/15/2015


Chicken, fish or fries this fryer does It all. Brought to you by R&V Works this Super 6 gallon capacity fryer is all you need to fry it up. This fryer comes with 2- baskets so you can load them whatever you may want to fry. This fryer is very versatile and requires very little maintenance, and the quality is phenomenal. The success of these fryers comes from the design of the Burner/Flue. The Burner is positioned 6? above the bottom of the oil reservoir and is at a 45 degree angle. This prevents the food batter from collecting on the burner and allows it to fall to the bottom of the reservoir. Since heat rises, the bottom never gets hotter than 120 degrees, which isn’t hot enough to burn or scorch the batter.


Get Near-Instant Shipping with Imperial Range

Posted by on 6/13/2015


If you’ve been needing a new piece of equipment for your commercial kitchen and are worried about delivery time, then you’re in luck. The J.E.S. sales staff was paid a visit yesterday (pictures below) by Doug and Danny from Master Marketing Sunlow to learn about some new shipping benefits for customers ordering Imperial Range products.


A Word on the BakeMax Planetary Mixer

Posted by on 6/10/2015


It doesn’t matter if you are mixing cookie dough or pizza dough this Bake Max Planetary Mixer is for you! Lets talk a little about some features of this 20 qt capacity mixer. It is counter-top and gear driven, and 3 speed, it has a safety guard with a stainless steel bowl. Also comes with dough hook, whip and flat beater and has a #12 HUB.


Chef Phil Gives His Take On The Holland Grill

Posted by on 6/9/2015


A wise man once told me,”it’s what you learn when you think you know it all that counts”. I never professed to knowing it all, but when it came to grilling food over an open flame I knew I could hold my own. It was only after a recent visit from Chad our representative for the Holland Grill Company , that led me to believe otherwise. He opened my eyes to a brand new concept in char-broiling, while opening my taste buds to some of the most succulent meats I’ve ever had on an outdoor grill.


Ice-O-Matic: Fun in the Sun and Lazy in the Lounge

Posted by on 6/9/2015


Ice-O-Matic is the most enduring ice maker in the industry, but that hasn’t slowed them down.  One example of their ongoing excellence is seen in the HIS series.


We're Beginning To Really Like The Manitowoc Indigo Series...

Posted by on 6/8/2015



Manitowoc has done it again with their innovation and inside the box approach to thinking and creating a state of the art ice machine with the Indigo Series. Lets start with the Intelligent Diagnostics, this feature monitors the health and the well being of your machine, and gives you the ease of knowing that your machine is running smooth and ready to make the ice you need. This also alerts you of errors before you run out of ice, there is a constant monitoring of the refrigeration and sub-system controls. So when problems arise they can be immediately attended to. The electronic storing and reading of data makes servicing easier also reduces labor time and reduces the machines downtime.


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