Manitowoc Ice Machines: A Cool Choice

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

It is only spring and an unexpected heat wave is seizing your town with an unheard of fiery grip. The news media is touting it as “unheralded” and “record breaking.” As luck would have it all the other restaurant equipment has been working just fine, and now that blasted ice machine is on the fritz again. No amount of MacGyver-like magic seems to fix it this time, and your employees are ferrying in half melted bags of ice by the truckload. And although you might be wearing a parka while reading this, it is never too late to replace that dinosaur of an ice machine, or buy a new one that lasts. One of the more popular brands to consider is our line of Manitowoc Ice Machines.

You swore to yourself that before summer you would look into purchasing a new ice machine for your establishment. With Manitowoc Ice Machines, you don’t need to worry about circuitry failures or broken parts. With Manitowoc, you pretty much just set it and forget it, heat wave or ice storm. When patrons come in to your place all clamoring for something cold and refreshing you will be able to give them a frosty cold beverage every time. From dice-sized ice production and nugget ice makers to small under-counter ice cubers and the Manitowoc Ice Machine ID-1402A/B-970/208/1which produces a whopping 1500 pounds of ice in 24 hours – Manitowoc has ice covered.

Because you never know when subpar restaurant equipment might take the week off, or when freakish and unseasonable weather might strike, its best to be prepared. When it comes to ice, Manitowoc Ice Machines will keep you and your beverages looking and feeling very cool.

Hobart Slicers: Impeccable Design that Performs Too!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

My how we like shiny and pretty new things. For some of us, fancy restaurant equipment gizmos often come with a complicated learning curve and a price tag to match. It is just then that you find your contraption to be not so polished after all. In fact, soon you find yourself using duct tape and paper clips, grease and possibly a sledgehammer in an attempt to get your thingamajig to work as well as it did the first day you bought it. And if your thingamajig is a slicer, you’ll then be dealing with a bunch of work to do. If you have experienced a form of slicer buyer’s remorse, then it may be time to purchase for your establishment one of our highly touted Hobart Slicers instead.

Hobart Slicers are not only rather exquisite looking; they shimmer with wild ingeniousness. Might we add that you do not need to download anything, type in passwords, buy more storage space or constantly upgrade like that appealing tablet computer that you are still trying to figure out. After all, it is just a slicer. Except, when it’s not. See, at Short Order, we gave our selection of Hobart Slicers a 5-Star rating and a few of them receive our Editor’s Choice, because unlike some other commercial kitchen equipment doohickey’s, you truly get what you pay for. That is a good thing, because Hobart Slicers —such as the Hobart Slicer 2612-1— will not only do the job of slicing, they are incredibly durable and incorporate some helpful and fancy features that many other slicer brands do not. Attributes such as the CleanCut™ Knife helps reduce the cost of ownership and improve yield, while the burnished aluminum base and exclusive tilting and removable carriage system allow for maximum performance and reliability.

Sometimes it is far more comforting to know that your shimmering new restaurant equipment investments won’t become obsolete, maddening or utterly complicated right off the bat. And when it comes to contraptions that slice, Hobart Slicers don’t just exude impressiveness with appealing design, they do the job right and will continue to execute for a long time to come. 

GEN2 Ranges: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Monday, March 19th, 2012

What happens when your old and outdated commercial restaurant equipment performs in nightmarishly poor ways? How does it feel when customers begin to beat down the door, salivating over your deliciously seared delicacies and you do not have enough burners or oven space with your range oven to meet the demand? These are the moments of insanity that restaurant owners and managers hope they never have. Fortunately, at Short Order, our Gen2 Ranges can help you overcome the pain and misery caused by poor, tired and worn out range ovens or a lack thereof.

It seems that old or inferior restaurant equipment will fail just when you need it most. Then, even if everything is operating correctly and you think you have the tasty and delicious dialed in, you suddenly realize you need an additional piece of commercial kitchen equipment. But our recently added lines of Gen2 Ranges are just what the doctor ordered. We carry Gen2 Ranges in a variety of sizes, from the petite and very stunning 24”, 4 burner Gen2 Range 24-GEN2-4B-S20 – NAT, all the way up to the workhorse, 60”, 10 burner Gen2 Range 60-GEN2-10B-S26-NAT. So, whatever you need to get the job done right, we have it here at Short Order.

These awesome range ovens do not just look great; they perform great too. We gave the entire line of Gen2 Ranges our Editors Choice and a 5-star rating. Each unit was also voted “Best in Class” by Food Service Equipment Magazine. Additionally helping to keep your sanity, are a variety of Gen2 brand griddles, fryers and char broilers located on our website. Do not let equipment shortage and unreliable performance make you crazy. Head over to Short and purchase a high quality Gen2 product today.

Globe Slicers: Always Sharp, Permanently Precise

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Ask an explorer hacking their way through thick and daunting jungle territory; or a carpenter buzzing through lumber, stirring up sawdust—ask them and they’ll tell you: you need the right cutting tool for the job. When it comes to restaurant equipment, Globe Slicers perform the difficult work of slicing through meats, cheese, vegetables and more, with both power and precision.

Theoretically, you might be able to prepare meals in your kitchen with an electric power saw or by chopping away with a long, handheld blade. It may even be possible to exact precise cuts with a small, sharp knife. But without the proper tools, time and energy are sure to be wasted, and you will certainly have one heck of a mess on your hands. At Short Order, you can put away the odd cutting tools and get one of our fabulous Globe Slicers to help you slice like a true professional. For instance, the Globe Slicer 4600P features a ½ HP, 7 amp motor that aids the 13” PreciseEdge™ hardened steel alloy knife for segmenting tough meats and turning them into perfect cuts. This unit even comes with the option for a frozen meat-slicing package, which includes a serrated knife and bronze gear. You will not even have to worry about constantly replacing the knife when it dulls. A top mounted sharpener is permanently mounted. Simply activating a lever initiates the sharpening stones to return the knife quickly to a razor-sharp state.

From compact manual units to medium duty and gear driven slicers, Globe Slicers will replace those archaic cutting tools you had been using–and possibly even that worn out old prehistoric slicer too. Therefore, when you need the proper cutting tools for your establishment, look no further than Short Order for your restaurant equipment needs.  

Beverage-Air Refrigerators: Cold Food, Not Feelings

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Let’s face it, some things are just better when cold. Take milk for instance. Most of us despise warm milk in the way kids’ loathe Brussel sprouts.  Then there are foods such as produce, meats and fish that have to be cold so they do not turn into some sort of high school science experiment. That said, if you’ve gotten the cold stare from your chefs and employees because they are fed up with that crummy old refrigerator, or feel that frigid feeling when shelling out dollar after dollar to the repairperson, then you may want to think about investing in top of the line Beverage-Air Refrigerators for your establishment.

When it comes to restaurant equipment that keeps foodstuffs at ideally chilly temperatures, money in your pocket and the employees off your back, Beverage-Air Refrigerators are an industry leader and a wonderful choice. With Beverage-Air, vegetables stay fresh, the juice stays tasty, and the repairperson stays out of the kitchen. In fact, the only strange refrigerated experiment you may ever see in your Beverage-Air Refrigerators is when science figures out how to create meat inside a petri dish.  Speaking of science, when it comes to refrigeration, Beverage-Air has that down pat. They have been around designing great refrigeration products since 1944. At Short Order, you will find a host of extremely high-quality reach in refrigeration choices, to sandwich prep stations, display refrigerators and more. And if you just need something that keeps food cold but gets out of the way, there are several fantastic choices for under-the-counter freezers and refrigerators too.

It is always better to have cold food than cold feelings. For the former, look no further than Short Order for Beverage-Air Refrigerators and all of your refrigeration and restaurant equipment needs.

Stay frosty my friends.

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