Cooking Performance Group or Gen2: Choosing the Best Charbroiler

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Any time you purchase an appliance, especially a commercial appliance for a restaurant, it requires a lot of research before you pull the plug and decide on the perfect model. You have to consider the size of the space you have, the features you require, the warranty and service, and, of course, the price. That is why we’re offering up this handy comparison guide of Cooking Performance Group (CPG) and Gen2 commercial charbroilers to help expedite your decision process.

Charbroiler Size
The standard sizes for most charbroilers are 24”, 36” and 48”. Both Gen2 and CPG offer chargrill units at this size in both radiant and lava rock. CPG does have a 15” lava rock model as well, but that’s the only real difference in the two’s lineups of charbroilers, and unless you have a very tiny commercial kitchen, you wouldn’t want to sacrifice the additional cooking space by getting such a small char grill.

Charbroiler Features
When it comes to buying a restaurant charbroiler, one of the first things you’ll want to know is the difference between radiant and lava rock models. Many people agree that lava rock charbroilers produce a better grill flavor than radiant models, but they don’t last as long as radiant charbroilers because of the porous lava rock. It’s your, or rather your customer’s, preference on this one.

Both CPG and Gen2 have lava or char-rock broilers and radiant charbroilers. The Gen2 charbroiler models have the option of a slanting the cooking surface, so a variety of meats can be cooked at the same time at different temperatures.

Charbroiler Warranty
Both brands have comparable warranties, but while CPG’s warranty begins on the original date of purchase, Gen2 cooking equipment warranties start on the date of installation. Depending on how long it takes the charbroiler to arrive, you could lose a week or more on your warranty with a CPG model.

Charbroiler Cost
The two brands have been fairly similar so far, but where Gen2 products really pull ahead is in the value you receive for such a low price.

ShortOrder, the manufacturer of Gen2 cooking equipment, offers a low-price guarantee, meaning they will beat any competitor’s legitimately advertised price on any comparable item in their inventory and still ship the item to you for free! You will be refunded 110% of the difference on the item from another restaurant equipment dealer.

Final Tally
In the end, Gen2 restaurant equipment is the clear winner in this comparison. The value you receive on their products, not just their charbroilers, surpasses anything their competitors can provide.

If you still need help choosing the perfect charbroiler, or any other commercial cooking equipment, feel free to contact at 800-211-0282.

Cooking Performance Group or Gen2: Choosing the Right Range

Friday, August 24th, 2012

We all know that shopping for a range can be overwhelming. When it comes down to it, there are many similar products out there, like the Cooking Performance Group (CPG) and Gen2 ranges, and it’s hard to know whether or not you’re getting the best deal. By paying attention to the price, the cost of shipping, tax, and product features, you can easily make an important purchase with confidence.

Cooking Performance Group and Gen2 ranges, for example, have very similar product features and offerings. With 30” ovens and six open burners in stainless steel, they both offer a spacious cooking platform and functional product features. The Gen2’s 1-year warranty for parts and labor is comparable to that of the Cooking Performance Group warranty, but Short Order’s exceptional customer service is a sure win for the Gen2.

ShortOrder’s Gen2 really pulls ahead of the Cooking Performance Group range with their low-price guarantee. Committed to being the low price leader, Gen2 and ShortOrder will meet and beat any legitimate advertised price from a competing restaurant equipment dealer for any item in their inventory. This means that 110% of the difference will be refunded on an identical item from another dealer. While many retailers may offer free shipping and tax-free purchases, the Gen2 will match and beat the lowest price and still ship it to you for free, unlike Cooking Performance Group.

Researching restaurant equipment before purchasing for your business is an important way to save money and maximize your budget. If you feel that an item is priced lower than on, feel free to contact us at 800-211-0282.

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