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What To Look For When Buying a Walk-in Cooler or Freezer



If you are starting a restaurant or business, you may think about buying a commercial walk-in cooler or freezer . The purpose of the walk-in cooler or freezer is to keep food and drinks at a cool temperature for commercial use. These units can get rather expensive depending on the size of the walk-in you are needing. Therefore, there are a few things to consider before purchasing a walk-in cooler or freezer.

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Why Does My Commercial Sink Have to be Stainless Steel?



Stainless steel compartment sinks are a requirement in every commercial kitchen for food preparation and dish washing. Even if you have a commercial dishwasher you still need a stainless steel compartment sink to satisfy the health departments requirements.

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Heat Up Your Summer with a Cinders Slimfold Grill



Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time for more outdoor barbecues. You probably can’t wait to tie an apron around your waist, load your outdoor grill up with a bag of charcoal, and throw a couple of patties on and watch them simmer. What happens when you need to grill for a large group of people and two or three hamburger patties at a time just isn’t going to cut it? You may want to think about buying a new outdoor grill that can handle this kind of workload.

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The Entire Galaxy in a Single Kernel of Popcorn



Galaxy popcorn machines from Star Manufacturing feature European style good looks with both large capacity production and large popped corn storage.

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A Little Background Information on Eurodib USA



                                                                Eurodib

Eurodib is a company specializing in the distribution and importing of fine European Foodservice Equipment and supplies. They offer a wide variety of of products such as: pots and pans, food cutters and slicers, small wares, dishwashers, wine cabinets, etc. Eurodib has representatives covering North America. All of Eurodibs fine products are available here at J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment and can be delivered anywhere coast to coast.

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So Many Options: Choosing The Right Stock Pot



A good stock pot is an important part of any well-equipped kitchen. Although commonplace in the commercial kitchen, stock pots are not something for which most home chefs are likely to find themselves shopping on a regular basis. Picking out the right stock pot for your needs can be a bit tricky, but a bit of knowledge will go a long way in narrowing down your choices. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for your next stock pot

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JES Now Carries Door Mats by The Andersen Company!



The Andersen Company began in 1974. Since then The Andersen Company has became the leader in the development and production of solution based high performance mat products. There commitment to their customer service, fast accurate shipments and products quality is unsurpassed.

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Introduce Your Restaurant To Feng Shui And Good Fortune



While you’re not looking, the silverware and plates loitering in your dining room whisper subliminal messages to your customers. As Feng Shui would have it, everything in your restaurant—the breadbaskets and steak-knives, the place mats and ramekins, the things atop your guests’ tables and the decor surrounding it all—radiates chi, good or bad, that curbs your guests’ attitudes. Whether or not you believe in the spiritual energy of a salt shaker is irrelevant. The vibrancy of a napkin, say, or the curvature of a carafe sets an atmosphere. As with the music and artwork, you must gather tableware that coincides with your restaurant’s personality. For some owners, paper plates and styrofoam cups suffice. From the Tao Te Ching: “We are each unique and therefore valuable / Though the sage wears coarse clothes, his heart is jade.” These owners have chosen homeliness as their motif and that is perfectly all right.

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Congratulations To Manitowoc For Its Energy Star Excellence Award



We’re sharing the good news of one of our manufacturers.   On April 29, 2014, the EPA will honor Manitowoc  in Washington, DC.  They’ve been given a special Energy Star Award for 2014.  They were named Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence.   They’ve been Energy Star partners since 2001, and they’re being honored for their long-term dedication to the cause of energy-efficiency.    Currently, they have seven product lines participating in the Energy Star categories, and they are fryers, ice machines , refrigerators, freezers, steam cookers, griddles, and ovens. Manitowoc Foodservice has increased its Energy Star portfolio to 1,254 products in 2013, which is a 35% increase over 2012.

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Learn How To Correctly Serve Sushi in Your Restaurant



Some say “yuck” and others say “yum,” but whether the prospect of eating sushi delights or disgusts you this Japanese delicacy has spread to restaurants all over the world and is here to stay. And with it’s exotic appeal, rich nutrients and low calorie count it’s no wonder its so popular. Sushi is a versatile and generally healthy food that can be served as an appetizer or the main course. Although sushi is traditionally Japanese its also commonly offered in Chinese buffets, Thai restaurants and other Asian food establishments. And because sushi is such a widely sought after delicacy that consumers are willing to pay top dollar for adding it to your restaurant’s menu could be a great investment.

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Green ReLeaf : Ice-O-Matic’s Plant-A-Tree Program



Companies are making more efforts each year to promote sustainability in business aspects by developing eco-friendly products and practices. You’ve probably seen the “go-green” logos on products and advertisements along with give-back programs promoted by various businesses and organizations. But did you also know that your ice might be green?

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The Earth, Earth Day, & How You Can Do Your Part



Earth Day is fast approaching. This coming Monday, April 22nd, volunteer groups and organizations around the world will come together to help do their part in keeping our environment clean and spreading the word about environmental awareness. But you don’t have to be a charity organization to take part in the day’s observances. There are plenty of ways for restaurants and other small businesses to get involved in reducing their carbon footprint. Here are a few suggestions.

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What’s The Best Way to Filter My Fryer Oil?



Using a fryer filter prevents food particles from burning and ruining your oil. When oil is filtered daily, it lasts over twice as long, and you’ll save your restaurant a lot of money. Filtering makes food taste better too. Depending on your restaurant, you will want to filter your oil using one of a few methods. Find out which one below.

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Scotsman Ice Machines Exceed Energy Star Requirements



Scotsman is an exclusive manufacturer of commercial ice machine units. Recently, they received the 2011 Energy Star Award for Excellence in energy-efficient product design. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program recognizes excellence in organizations that promote energy-efficient products, homes and buildings.

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Mother’s Day Madness – Gold-Series Chafer Series from Admiral Craft



The busiest holiday in the restaurant industry is fast approaching. Usually Mother’s Day consists of pandemonium behind the kitchen with cooks and servers scrambling to get food out to an enormous crowd of hungry people in a reasonable amount of time while still maintaining great service, proper etiquette…..and their composure. One that works in a foodservice establishment might even go as far as to say that this day of the year is torture.

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Knife Guide: Filet & Boning Knives



Most chefs who cook a lot of meat (especially fish) will likely already be familiar with fillet and boning knives, but those who do not spend their days carefully preparing fine cuts of meat may not have much exposure to this type of blade. These smaller kitchen knives are used to debone and break down fish, poultry, and other cuts of meat, and they feature a variety of distinctive qualities that make them perfect for the job. Although boning and filet knives are often used interchangeably, there are some important differences between the two.

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The Definitive Commercial Dishwasher Buying Guide



Sanitation is imperative in any restaurant. That is why your commercial dishwasher has to work harder than any other piece of equipment in your commercial kitchen. When it comes to a commercial dishwashers ,there are essentially two types one can choose from: low temp or high temp. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages but first let me explain the difference between the two.

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Kloppenberg: The Rad Lab-Fab Lads



One of the biggest things to happen around here lately has been our collaboration with Kloppenberg.  We’ve all been scurrying to get the information on their extensive line posted on our web site so you can see the new branch that’s growing here at J.E.S.  In the midst of all that goes on when you add a company, and not a small one, to your site, we felt it was time to stop and explain to you why we’re doing all of this.

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Battle of the Elements: Air-Cooled Vs. Water-Cooled Commercial Ice Machines



In the commercial ice industry you have many choices, but as far as how your machine works you basically only have two; air-cooled or water-cooled. So which one is better? There is no straight answer to this question. The type of ice machine you want to buy all depends on your specific needs, your resources, your budget and the kind of environment in which you plan to use your machine. And just like with any question knowledge is power and the more you know about these types of commercial ice machines the better.

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Sizing Chart for Commercial Baking Sheets



The racks, ovens, refrigerators, and heating cabinets used by restaurants are all designed to hold the same style of pan. Everything’s standardized. A sheet of hot cookies can be pulled out of an oven, carried across the kitchen, and then slid into a holding cabinet without you prying the cookies off one pan and dropping them onto another.

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Facebook Launches New Layout For Professional Pages



Here’s a friendly heads up to all of you lovely readers out there that have their own professional networking pages on facebook. All business and organization pages have been switched to the new time-line layout by default.

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What To Look For When Purchasing A Catering Chafer



When buying chafers its easy to see that you have a lot of options. Chafers come in all shapes, sizes, materials and functions. They are not only the most efficient way to keep food warm but also probably the most elegant features of your buffet or catered event. With their sleek and shiny surfaces and graceful curves they can give your wedding or formal dinner a touch of class.

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Choose Correct Voltage for Your Commercial Restaurant Equipment



Voltage concerns are frequently voiced from our customers. It can be confusing, because there are several numbers mentioned, some more frequently than others, and while we may not know why, we’ve got the basic instinct that says we need to get this right.

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What Type of Ice Do You Need? – Ice Shapes of the Ice Machine Industry



Summer is fast approaching and those of you in the food service business know what that means; ice, ice, baby! It’s time for cold drinks, chilled food and snow cones. So it’s safe to say that many of you will be looking to invest in an ice machine relatively soon. But different uses of ice calls for different types of ice, and the ice manufacturing industry has come a long way from the original cube that was the standard shape so many years ago. When buying an ice machine one of the most important things is determining what kind of ice is best suited for your business or establishment’s demands. Here’s the low down on the different types of ice available today:

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Summer Spotlight: R&V Works



Spring is officially here, and with warmer weather just around the corner, now is the traditional time for outdoor cooking enthusiasts to start getting ready for grilling season. Grilling is a long appreciated summertime activity, but why not add something new to your outdoor cooking routine? Bring a bit of variety to your outdoor meals and social gatherings with an R&V Works outdoor fryer.

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