Cooking Equipment

Browse our articles on cooking equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more. 

Toasters

Toasters are a staple item in cafes, not just for toasting bread but also for creating hot sandwiches and heating up pastries.

When to Replace a Range

There are situations in which operators should consider replacing an existing range or adding a new unit to their kitchen.

Cleaning and Maintaining Ranges

Neglect represents the biggest issue with ranges. When units do not receive regular and proper cleaning their service lives become severely compromised. They also become a fire hazard. When properly cared for, ranges can last 10 years or more.

Purchasing Considerations for Ranges

Sizing the range to the anticipated production needs and volume is important to meet the operator’s needs. Consider all the ways the culinary team will utilize the range.

Ranges

Operators can choose from many different types of commercial ranges that can vary in widths, features, configurations and available options. Typically, these involve a range top and base.

Fryers

The menu will determine the type of fryer that best suits a foodservice operation. Typically, operators use fryers to prepare chicken and fries, but flat-bottom models can accommodate floating products, like fish and seafood.

Combi Oven Care & Cleaning

To ensure a long and productive service life, operators should follow manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and maintaining their combi ovens. In general, operators should rinse their combi units daily and thoroughly clean this equipment weekly.

Combi Oven Specifying Considerations

When deciding whether to purchase a combi oven, begin by assessing the menu to ensure the equipment can handle the operation’s cooking needs and volume. Two stacked combi ovens will provide more cooking versatility than a larger, single unit.

Combi Ovens

Versatility represents one key attribute that often makes combi ovens attractive to high-volume foodservice operators.