Cheese Melters: A Little Bit on the Cheesy Side

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

At Short Order, we like to inject a bit of entertainment into our information each week to help highlight our fabulous selection of restaurant equipment. In keeping with that motto, this week we intend to get a little cheesy in telling you all about our variety of cheese melters. Whether your restaurant is serving elegantly topped baked potatoes, cheese fries, nachos, or any other divinely delicious dish you’ll want your cheese to follow the rules of cheese melting and not a become pile of sticky disarray.

Cheese melting can become a challenging discipline without the aid of tools such as a cheese melter. Extreme temperatures and too much time under heat can transform cheese into a stringy mess. When you have multiple orders requiring a cheesy topping, managing the melting process can become woefully inefficient. Cheese melting equipment such as the reliable APW Cheese Melter CMC-24 help getting the texture and consistency of melted cheese just right for foodstuffs such as famous grilled cheese sandwiches to a delectable fondue. Design features for the CMC-24 include a four shelf height “microswitch”, solid-state controls, instant “on/off” top quartz elements and a fan-cooled electrical compartment.

Our Cheese Melters also come in many sizes, such as the 50” wide, countertop Vulcan Cheese Melter 1048C-208/1 to the 36” wide APW Cheese Melter CMC-36. Many melters can be configured as counter mount, wall mount or pass through, making them unobtrusive yet easily accessible depending on the needs of your establishment.

Whether you want stringy, stretchy Mozzarella for that pizza pie or a viscous pour over a baked potato, cheese melters are the perfect fit to help you avoid digging through pages of instructions on how to melt cheese. Of course, we also have everything you would need for your restaurant to cook, clean, and do just about anything easily and efficiently.

Vulcan Range V60-LP: “Seems logical to me Captain”

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

When you are in dire need of restaurant equipment, it can be easy to put your search into warp drive, flying through supplier websites faster than the speed of light, exploring the universe for the perfect appliance. In fact, hunting for bar equipment, ovens, ice machines and more can feel like an aimless (if frenzied) wander through the frontier of space. When it comes to commercial ranges, Captain Kirk trusted his Vulcan sidekick to help him ‘boldy go where no man has gone before’ and your Vulcan could too.

While the Vulcan brand of commercial kitchen equipment has been around long before the Star Trek series aired on television, adding a Vulcan — such as the Vulcan Range V60-LP — to your enterprise, is a blissfully logical choice. Whether you choose natural gas, or propane (LP), a 24-inch model or a large 60-inch, standard or convection, one with burners or griddles only, or a unit with both, Vulcan ranges are some of the best range ovens in the galaxy.

For example, the V60-LP is large, sturdy and impressive, allowing you to cook your glamorous cuisine with ease. The stainless steel front, back and sides will act like deflector shields, handling long-term wear and tear with ease. Additionally, the V60-LP includes ten 26,000 BTU/hr. cast top burners and a total input of 330,000 BTU/hr. This means you won’t have to worry about asking Mr. Scott to provide more power. Additional options include a half inch thick, 24” wide polished steel griddle plate, extra oven racks, a flexible gas hose with quick disconnect and more.

So, when you need to seek out new life for your establishment and new equipment for your crew, commission your Starfleet and summon your inner Spock with a journey through the Short Order cosmos, and help your restaurant “live long and prosper.”

Now Serving – Football special! Kegerator Review And Honey Chicken Wings

Thursday, September 15th, 2011


Well, it’s September. School’s back in full swing, football has begun and Labor Day is gone. People have already begun the countdown to Christmas! Don’t worry, I’m not going there (102). I hope everyone has a fabulous September, one without earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires or record breaking temperatures. I think as a whole, the US has had enough weather-related news!

No matter the what Mother Nature delivers, is ready to deliver your most needed equipment. Most of our inventory is in stock and ready to ship to you. We are also continuing our special discounting program for those with a ShortOrder account. Don’t have an account? Create one today! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating Kelly Osborne – August’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t forget to check out the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: We sound off on a Beverage Air BM23, a recipe for Honey Chicken Wings, and our Featured Items: Scotsman ice machines, a Panasonic microwave and Beverage Air Kegerators.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.


Tylee Van Waes

Beverage Air Direct Draw Systems – Kegerators: Are You Ready for Some Football?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

We can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Football season is underway, and if your bar or restaurant has a television set — chances are — customers will be lining up to watch gridiron battles and root for their favorite teams with an ice cold brew in hand. Are you prepared? Or, will you be relying on bags of ice the size of a small glacier and soggy, discolored labels to ensure customers enjoy a frosty beer? If that sounds like your establishment — have no fear — we carry restaurant equipment ideal for keeping your libations at chilly temperatures.

Direct Draw Systems, otherwise known as Kegerators, are wonderful devices for doling out pint after tasty pint, just as patrons scream and cheer for their beloved teams. If you have yet to create your fantasy restaurant beer-chilling lineup in time for football season, the Beverage-Air Direct Draw Systems: Kegerator BM23-B is a fabulous choice. At Short Order, we gave this “Barmobile Beer Dispenser” a 5-Star rating and our Editors Choice selection. But, don’t just take our word for it. Jane Gruschow from Canadaigua, New York, says of her BM23, “Kegerator is working fantastic!!! No foam issues and beer is always cold!” Pat Elder from Victoria, Texas says, “AWESOME!!!! What else can I say…Ice cold beer, perfect head of foam… Don’t waste your money on cheaper units that have to be retrofitted in order to reduce foam and keep (the) tower cold, this one does it all.”

The BM23-B is also incredibly durable. In fact, its standard construction features wear resistant, black vinyl on steel exteriors, heavy-duty stainless steel top, galvanized steel interiors and reinforced stainless steel floors and doorsill. Your kegerator could take a beating from a linebacker and you wouldn’t have to worry about putting the equipment on injured reserve. The three-inch insulated tower is designed to have a “continuous source of cold air channeled into it to keep beer at its coldest, best quality when dispensed.”

With Direct Draw Systems from Short Order, you’ll be well on your way to a winning season. You can also stock your equipment team with even more champion players by adding Glass Chillers to your bar or restaurant. That means come game time, no matter how many thirsty patrons you serve, no one will have to dread warm beer.

Salvajor Garbage Disposals: Restaurant Equipment for Those Dirty Jobs

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Commercial restaurant equipment is ideal for many applications. From cooking to washing, chilling, storage and more, these tools are designed to make restaurant operations efficient. One type of restaurant equipment performs the tough and effective job of pulverizing leftover food waste especially well. While Discovery Channel television host Mike Rowe may never do an episode on Salvajor Garbage Disposals; these waste disposal units truly perform Dirty Jobs. In fact, they are so dependable that we gave the entire line of Salvajor disposals 5-Stars and our Editor’s Choice rating.

Grinding and disposing large pieces of food waste is difficult work. Residential and many other commercial garbage disposals would not handle large amounts of plate scrapings or stubborn food pieces. They just shudder, making terrible grumbling sounds until you remove the waste from the sink or the unit breaks down altogether. This ends up making the plumber your best friend.

Salvajor built their garbage disposals with reliability in mind so that you can most likely take your plumber off speed dial. Each disposal features a computer machined, heat-treated, corrosion resistant, aluminum alloy housing. Shredders and rotors are made from high strength, wear resistant-hardened carbide alloy to demolish almost any food rubbish. Water cooled motors provide “maximum efficiency and longer life.” Rather than making your restaurant feel there is an earthquake every time you turn on your garbage disposal, extra thick rubber mounting adapters and drain outlets isolate sound and help eliminate vibration. Depending on your needs, you’ll also likely want to choose a specific motor speed for your disposer. The Salvajor line includes garbage disposals that vary from 3/4 horsepower, such as the Salvajor Garbage Disposal 75-SA-MRSS 115/1, to5 horsepower motors.

At Short Order, it is our mission to provide you fantastic choices in dependable restaurant equipment. For those Dirty Jobs of removing leftovers from a stack of plates, you need garbage disposals that work hard and last long. Sorry ladies — we tried — but Mike Rowe is not included in your restaurant equipment purchase.

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