It’s Manitowoc Ice Machine Weather

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We don’t know about you, but we were thrilled to celebrate the first day of Spring last week. With warmer weather, blue skies and lots of sunny days to look forward to over the next several months, we couldn’t help but think that Manitowoc ice machine weather is here again!

A Manitowoc ice machine is a great piece of commercial restaurant equipment to have on hand any time of year. But when it’s hot outside, customers dig cold, refreshing drinks. You want to be sure you have a reliable, quality ice machine around to do that, and reliability and performance are two of many things Manitowoc ice machines are known for. is proud to offer several varieties of the Manitowoc ice machine in addition to other great restaurant equipment. Recognized for their all-season reliability, Manitowoc ice machines have a reputation for being durable and dependable. Those who have a Manitowoc ice machine know how great the service and support are, too.

We’ve given more than one Manitowoc ice machine an Editor’s Choice rating here at — in fact, there are countless of them that have that award. The Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-322A, for example, is a five-star product with an Editor’s Choice rating. There are plenty more outstanding products available.

Buy a Manitowoc Ice Machine

With’s Low Price Guarantee on Restaurant Equipment, it’s never been a better time to buy a Manitowoc ice machine and have the assurance that you really are getting it for the lowest price out there. Get ready for summer and be sure your restaurant will have what it needs to serve up ice-cold drinks — get a Manitowoc ice machine.

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Restaurants and the Recession

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Lately, it seems newspapers and online media have had nothing but gloomy stories about the economy. Jobs cut, profits down — these are indeed stressful times for businesses. But an article recently from talks about how restaurants might prove to be more resilient than other consumer-dependent industries.

The article pointed out how in a note to investors, one analyst said that traffic might be down relative to what it was in more “robust times,” but same-store sales are “holding up relatively well.”

Many restaurant chains have even recently reported fairly strong sales trends, like Buffalo Wild Wings. So how do you explain this? The article says consumers have a desire for comfort from “the storm of daily living.”

This means, essentially, that restaurants are providing an escape for consumers who are looking for one. And with restaurants offering up specials and money-saving deals, consumers are enticed to skip cooking at home and go out to dinner. The deals are sometimes just too good for people to pass up, like dollar menus and buy-one-get-one-free deals.

Keep Your Restaurant Cooking with ShortOrder has a ton of restaurant equipment that will keep your restaurant cooking. We have everything you need, from Vulcan ranges to Manitowoc ice machines. What’s even better is they’re offered at the lowest prices thanks to our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment. So if you find an item priced lower than, we’ll refund 110% of the difference.

Save Money on Restaurant Costs with Efficient Equipment

With the economic downturn, restaurants may be looking to save money. One of the easiest ways to do that is to make sure you have efficient restaurant equipment. These products can help lower operating costs, making your energy bills lower. Look for Energy Star rated commercial fryers from Frymaster at ShortOrder and other Energy Star rated appliances.

A Guide to Buying Fryers for Your Restaurant

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Crispy fries, crunchy chips, mouth-watering fried chicken — serving up these tasty treats at your restaurant calls for commercial fryers. But with so many different kinds of fryers, where do you even begin? Let’s take a look.

Restaurant Fryers: How Big?

When you’re shopping for restaurant fryers, such as Frymaster fryers, one consideration is the size. Typically, general purpose fryers have a 30-50 pound oil capacity, while large fryers for chicken and fish have an oil capacity of 60-80 pounds. General purpose fryers with a larger capacity mean they’ll have a faster recovery, this being how long it takes for the fryer to heat the oil back to the starting temperature once you drop in cold food. When fryers have a faster recovery, it can mean greater production, since the fryer oil temperature drops less and recovers quicker in order to maintain the proper cooking temperature. When fryers are low recovery, it can result in soggy products.

Restaurant Fryers: Choose Stainless Steel

We can’t recommend stainless steel pots enough when it comes to restaurant fryers. They’re easier to clean and last much longer. When you’re shopping for fryers, look for a stainless steel pot with at least a five-year warranty, or, even better, a lifetime warrantee.

Restaurant Fryers: Sediment Zone Types

Another thing to consider when buying fryers is the sediment zone. This is where the excess breading and small food pieces collect when they fall off during cooking. Fryers have three different types of sediment zones, also called “cool zones.” Those types include: open pot fryers, tube type fryers and flat bottom fryers.

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Buy fryers at, where our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment means you’ll be getting your fryers at the lowest price — guaranteed. You’ll find a wide array of fryers like the Frymaster EH1721 and the Frymaster MJ45-SD-Nat here at

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