Storage & Handling Equipment

Browse our articles on storage and handling 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. 

THE Quarterly Product Knowledge Guide: Remote Ice Machines

Ice machines work by extracting heat from an evaporator plate and expelling it from the unit. Typically, air-cooled systems pump the heat out of the box into the kitchen, where it is cooled by air conditioning. Normally, when an operation needs to produce 1,000 pounds of ice or more per day, it is recommended that a remote ice machine be employed.

Product Knowledge Guide: Ice Cream/Gelato Freezers

Ice cream and gelato equipment includes batch freezers, which produce, freeze and dispense these desserts, as well as dipping cabinets, designed for displaying and serving frozen desserts.

Product Knowledge Guide: Slush/Smoothie Machines

Slush/smoothie machines have become more popular as an increasing number of operators recognize the profit potential of these beverages. Machines for creating smoothies and blended coffee beverages are now common in quick-service restaurants, while slushies remain a fixture in convenience stores.

Product Knowledge Guide: Mobile Bars

Mobile bars provide many of the same services as a built-in bar but with the flexibility of being mobile. Operators can pre-stock these portable units to ensure they are ready to go whenever necessary.

Cleaning and Maintaining Mobile Bars

Operators can maximize the service life of mobile bars by becoming familiar with the components and making daily inspections of its various parts. When a service agent does need to be involved, the operator should ask questions and observe the inspection and/or repairs. The agent should be able to give helpful maintenance tips and advice.