April 17, 2012
Heated Merchandisers: An Overview
Heated merchandisers hold hot food at safe temperatures for an extended period of time. These units generally fall into three main categories, including islands, in-line and countertop. The in-line and countertop units are set up for full-service and/or self-service access. Islands are self-service.
How to Know When to Replace a Heated Merchandiser
A number of situations can indicate that a heated merchandiser needs replacing.
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Heated Merchandiser Applications
These units offer both self- and full-service capabilities and are generally used in the front of the house to display either plated or packaged food.
Maintaining a Heated Merchandiser
A heated merchandiser is used as a direct interface with the customer, either in a self-service or full-service format. To convey the impression of cleanliness and sanitation, it is critical that the case always be clean or the food offered within will be suspect.
FE&S Points to the Product Showcase
Every month, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) highlights the newest foodservice equipment on the market. Seven categories of products cover everything from tabletop and furnishings to cooking and storage.
Spec Check: Heated Merchandiser
One common mistake operators make is specifying a self-serve display case when a full-serve unit would be more effective and safe. Here are four considerations to weigh when purchasing a heated merchandiser.
Energy Efficiency and Heated Merchandisers
Some merchandisers use a heating system without fans, calrods or heat lamps for added energy efficiency.