Gen2 Griddles Make Any Meal

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Griddles have long been a staple in kitchens from the Deep South to the Northeast.  While cooking on a griddle originally consisted of using a flat stone or brick slab, today’s are of course more advanced, more precise, and deliver reliable results.  Gen 2 griddles, for example, consist of evenly-spaced burners on a gas griddle that is manually controlled.  Gen2 griddles are great for cooking foods of all kinds, and make it easy to serve customers quick and delicious meals around the clock.  Here are a few of our favorite griddle recipes to make on Gen2 griddles.

Old-Fashion Buttermilk Pancakes
Griddle-cooked pancakes are a Southern classic.  Southerners have cooked up just about everything on a griddle, but pancakes are among the most classic Southern breakfasts.  The trick to the best old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes is, of course, to use real buttermilk.  True Southern pancakes often have lard or shortening in them, so if you want to err on the side of healthiness, there are several ingredients you can substitute.  Butter or margarine will work, but be sure to add 2 tablespoons to every cup of lard or shortening a recipe calls for.  Applesauce or prune puree are also suitable substitutes for lard or shortening.  For every cup of lard or shortening, use ½ cup of puree.  The rest are your basic pancake ingredients, so pick your favorite and fire up your Gen2 griddles.

Philly Cheesesteaks
This famous Pennsylvanian classic is made from vegetables and thinly-sliced pieces of steak, cooked on a griddle and served on a long roll with cheese.  There is much debate as to the composition of a “true” Philly cheesesteak, so choose your version carefully.  If you are not too reverent of the sacred cheesesteak, mix it up a little for those customers who prefer chicken, and offer them a chicken cheesesteak.  Loyal Philadelphians might scoff, but those looking for an alternative will thank you for the leaner suggestion.

Gourmet Burger
The hamburger is by far the most well-known component of the American fast-food meal.  However, it is easy to elevate a simple burger with a few tweaks.  Choose a theme and craft a burger to match, and you’ll have an original hit.  Looking for a little barbeque?  Hickory BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and bacon complete the burger.  Going lighter?  A patty made of shredded chicken and sundried tomatoes cooks well on Gen2 griddles.  A spicy burger might be your basic beef topped with poblano peppers and chipotle mayo.  Get creative with your condiments, and you’ll make an entrée not soon forgotten.

Now Serving – Marketing Tips for the Holidays, Hot Apple Cider and Two New Manufacturers

Friday, November 16th, 2012
November 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 47
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Howdy! How are things? Have you come down off of your sugar-high from all of the Halloween candy yet? I realize that a lot of major things have occurred around our country since our last newsletter, ranging from the Superstorm Sandy (I do hope that all our readers from the Northeast are recovering.), to the Giants winning the World Series, to Obama getting re-elected, to the NBA season starting on-time (unlike last year), and so much more.

Now we are merely weeks away from the biggest food holiday of the year…Thanksgiving! Do you keep with tradition and cook a turkey or do you celebrate in a different way? I overheard a co-worker that is going to break imagetradition this year by skipping the stuffing and turkey, and grill “Shrimp on the Barbie” instead. I know a lot of people that skip the cooking altogether and eat out as well. What are your plans? Tell us about it on our Facebook page.

Something exciting going on here at this past month, is that we have added two new manufacturers to our product line, Nemco and Luxor. Please stop by and search our new items. Each month, we do random giveaways on our Facebook page. We actually had two different promos happen last month that you possibly missed if you haven’t “liked” us yet. Another way to save, is to submit a product review on We’re giving away a $50 Gift Card to one reviewer per month. Join me in congratulating this month’s winner: Jeff Simon. offers a great 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 for the best deals.

In this month’s issue: How to use the holidays to your marketing advantage, an easy recipe for apple cider, and our Featured Items: a Gen2 Griddle, a Nemco Food Cutter, and Luxor Utility Cart.

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.


Meghan Jarrell


Take Advantage of the Holidays

10 Marketing Ideas to Bring in More Business

Now that we are into the fall, and rapidly approaching the holiday season, it is time to look at what you can do with your marketing to bring more customers in this year. According to Eleanor Frisch’s article: Top 10 Restaurant Marketing Tips for Holidays and Special Occasions, these tips are not only good for the holidays that are coming up; they can be applied to birthdays, anniversaries, and many other special occasions.

  1. Send holiday greetings – send your customers a warm greeting for an upcoming holiday to make them feel appreciated. You can include a small promotion at the bottom to entice them in, ie: free glass of champagne for couples on New Year’s Eve, etc…
  2. Offer a birthday gift – the National Restaurant Association says that more than half of Americans eat out on their birthday. Encourage them to choose you over another location, by sending them a free gift of sorts, such as a free dessert in advance.
  3. Sell gift certificates – take advantage of different holidays all year long by displaying them in a visible location near the point of sale or at the entrance. A lot of certificates are never actually used, which turns into direct profit.
  4. Put on a special holiday promotion – don’t lower your prices but add something extra to add value, such as a free taxi ride on New Year’s Eve, or a special meal/menu on Valentine’s Day for two
  5. Throw a holiday party – focus your food and drink menu around the theme, ie: Mardi Gras, New Year’s, Halloween, etc.., provide special entertainment and advertise through flyers and direct marketing
  6. Use seasonal decorating – this one is simple: roses and candles for Valentine’s Day, for New Year’s Eve use sparkly things, Christmas lights during December, etc… keep up with the seasons but don’t conflict with your overall design
  7. Host a holiday fundraiser – put together a food drive, or pick a day to give a certain percentage of sales to a local charity, and then advertise wherever you can, to bring in the customers
  8. Be politically correct – you do not want to lose customers due to ignorance. Make sure to train your staff and appropriately decorate and word menus and signage to say “Happy Holidays” versus “Merry Christmas”, unless you are certain that your main customer demographics are from a specific religion
  9. Put on a unique holiday stunt – ideas would be to turn your establishment into a haunted house for Halloween, or dress all your wait-staff as elves for Christmas, or hide eggs during Easter. Dress someone as a giant turkey on the street to bring in clients around Thanksgiving. Your options are endless.
  10. Advertise for the holidays – think about events occurring around each specific holiday, there are a lot of local Christmas programs at schools, ballets, etc… put an ad in their bulletins. Thanksgiving would be a good time to advertise in the “food” section of your local newspapers and magazines.


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Easy Apple Cider

This easy recipe from will spice up any holiday party.

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 1 (64 oz.) bottle apple cider
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 Teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar


  1. In a slow cooker combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks
  2. Wrap allspice and cloves in cheesecloth and add to pot
  3. Stir in brown sugar
  4. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and serve warm
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The Most Efficient Way to Use Your Gen2 Griddles

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Here at Short Order, we take our products and the quality of the food they help make very seriously. Not only do we want to provide you the very best in restaurant equipment, but we also want to make sure you can get the best results for whatever it is you’re preparing. Take our extensive selection of state-of-the-art Gen2 Griddles, for example. Here are a few tips on how to use our griddles as efficiently and effectively as possible:

Take Your Time
Kitchens can get hectic, and when you are in the middle of a big rush, things can fall through the cracks. It’s easy to forget to heat the griddle before service and try to crank the heat up as high as possible in order to make up for time lost. This creates two problems. First, the drastic rise in temperature will waste energy and cost you money. Second, that much heat created that fast will make for an uneven cooking temperature which means the outside of your food will be overcooked or burned while the inside is still cold.

Take the TG-48C-NAT Gen2 Griddle for example. It’s heavy-duty gas griddle and thermostatic controls gives you a heat range from 150 to 450 degrees Celsius. With a little preparation and the help of custom thermostats, you can get the perfect temperature for any recipe you need so your food is cooked to perfection on the inside and out.

Use Thawed Ingredients When Possible
Similar to slowly raising your temperature, try to avoid putting frozen food directly onto the Gen2 griddle. The surface will have to produce more heat and energy in order to cook the food. And sadly, just like heating the surface up too quickly, food won’t cook as well in the center.

Keep Away from Cold Spots
In order to maximize your griddle’s efficiency, try your best to keep it away from doorways and overhead air conditioning units. The less cold air your Gen2 griddle has to compete with, the hotter it gets with less time and energy.

Keep it Clean
Keeping your griddle clean, just like all other restaurant equipment, is a given, but cleanliness also helps cut down on energy costs. A large surface like the Gen2 Griddle MG-24C-NAT makes cooking a breeze. However, it can be an intimidating surface to clean. Pro Tip: Instead of scraping and cleaning a cold griddle surface, heat the griddle to where it’s barely warm. This will loosen up all the debris and making cleaning up a whole lot simpler.

Now Serving – Halloween is here, the Power of Positivity, and “Mummy Dogs”

Friday, October 12th, 2012
October 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 46
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Well, how did your September wrap up? Can you believe that it is already October? I feel like during
the month of October we are on cruise control, in my opinion nothing major happens. Some of you might be enjoying the changing of the seasons, but we don’t have the luxury of experiencing that down here in the south. It is just another month, until the end, when you have to get out the candy and costumes for Halloween.


How do you celebrate Halloween, if you do at all? Are you one of those that decorates their yard to the nines, and wait in costume to scare the Trick-or-Treaters, or are you one of the ones who turns out all of your lights and gets annoyed with all of the children ringing your door-bell? Drop by our Facebook page and tell us about it.

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but we do random giveaways on our Facebook page, so be sure to “like” us, so that you don’t miss out! Just in case you miss that, another way to save, is to submit a product review on We’re giving away a $50 Gift Card to one reviewer per month. Join me in congratulating this month’s winner: Hilarie Burhans! offers a great 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 for the best deals.

In this month’s issue: The Power of Positivity, an easy recipe for “Mummy Dogs”, a cute Halloween themed snack that you can take to any party, and our Featured Items: a Randell Hot Food Table, a Gen2 salamander, and a Cadco sandwich grill.

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.


Meghan Jarrell


Don’t Underestimate the Power of Positivity

5 Steps to Raising the Morale of your Business

I recently came across an article by Jacob Harper, about the necessity of encouragement in the work place. I connected to this concept on a personal level, as I thrive in a positive work atmosphere, but who doesn’t? Your staff will be more willing to do a superior job for you and your business, when the company morale is high. His article “5 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Employee’s Day” breaks down five quick things you can do to boost the morale around your company.

1. Appreciate your personnel – According to Harper, the top complaint of employees is that they are under-appreciated. They are probably doing a lot of small daily tasks that you might be taking for granted. Let them know, from time-to-time, that you see those small tasks and that they are valued.


2. Get your hands dirty with them – Your employees will respect you more, if you get on their level and work alongside them every now and then. A supervisor should not ask their staff to do anything that they would not do. You can always relate to people better, if you have been where they have been.

3. Ask them what they need – Your employees will be more content and willing to do an excellent job, when they feel that their voices are heard. It is not realistic to apply all of their ideas, but they might have some good ones for your business that you have not yet thought of.

4. Give a small gift – When you acknowledge your employees with a small token of appreciation, they will feel valued. Listen to their needs; it could be something as small as a new pen, if their favorite pen ran out of ink, or something bigger, such as a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant.

5. Raises! – Money is power, but make sure that it is used appropriately. Do not use a bonus as a bribe. Look at implementing raises as a gift, expecting nothing in return. This will show your employees that you are grateful for their hard work, and they in turn, will want to do a superior job.

I understand that depending on the size of your business, implementing all five of these ideas at once, might be too much. I would recommend starting with a simple, “Thank you for all of your hard work” and watch how far that spreads. Positivity in the workplace can only better your business and in turn, create more satisfied customers.

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Creepy Mummy Dogs

This fun Halloween themed snack from will be a great side at any party.

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese (quartered)
  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • Black Mustard Seeds
  • Ketchup & Mustard (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place one slice cheddar cheese on each hot dog
  3. Wrap each dog with dough to look like a mummy, leaving an open area for the eyes
  4. Cut two tiny slits in the exposed hot dog and insert the mustard seeds for “eyes”
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 min, until golden
  6. (optional) Serve with ketchup and mustard


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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.

Now Serving – Fall equals Football, the Perfect Employee, and Potato Salad

Friday, September 14th, 2012
September 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 45
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I can’t believe that it is already September! I am sure by now you are settling back into your fall routines: the kiddos are in school, you’ve packed the bathing suits and sunscreen away to collect dust until next summer, you’re getting ready for all of your favorite television shows to start back up, and most importantly football season has finally arrived!

Football Image

I’m not sure what state you are in, but down here in Texas, we live for football – high school, college or professional. We love it all! Drop by our Facebook page and tell us about your favorite team. Since I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, I’m naturally a Houston Texans fan! (It used to be the Houston Oilers back in the day, until they were shipped off to Tennessee… but we won’t go there.)

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but we do random giveaways on our Facebook page, so be sure to “like” us, so that you don’t miss out! Just in case you miss that, another way to save, is to submit a product review on We’re giving away a $50 Gift Card to one reviewer per month. Join me in congratulating this month’s winner: Warren Peck! offers a great 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 for the best deals.

In this month’s issue: The Formula for a Perfect Employee, a recipe for an easy potato salad that you can take to any party and our Featured Items: a True deep-well bottle cooler, a Gen2 char-rock broiler, and a Beverage-Air ice cream freezer.

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.


Meghan Jarrell


The Formula to find the Perfect Employee

It is as easy as E.M.P.L.O.Y.E.E.

We all know that a business can be made or broken by its employees, especially when it comes to the service industry. It can become a costly endeavor to spend time interviewing, and training employees, so you want to make sure they are the right fit, the first time around. The process starts with the interview, as the employer you need to be prepared. Have a set of characteristics and experiences that you are looking for in the candidates. It is sometimes hard to determine if a candidate is going to be a good match from a short interview. Ryan Eby has come up with a quick acronym on “The Back Burner” blog to help. It is E.M.P.L.O.Y.E.E. Let’s break it down.

Engaged – You want an employee that is engaged and in-turn, engages your customers. Check for this during the interview by their answers, did they capture your attention with their responses? Were you left wanting more?

Mature – An excellent customer service employee is going to be mature. This is an easy trait to look for during the interview. You should be able to tell by the way they carry themselves.

Positive – A positive employee is a “must” when it comes to the service industry. Negative personalities will quickly bring down the team. After calling past employers, you will know if they are a positive or negative person.

Leader – An employee that is constantly being reminded what to do, can slow down your business. You want a leader who takes initiative. This can be best discovered by comparing their extracurricular and volunteer activities.

Organized – Any company, especially a fast-paced service industry one, will benefit from an organized employee. Their appearance during the interview and their resume can be a good indicator of this trait.

Yes Sir.” – This is an important quality trait when dealing with customer service. It is best to have respectful workers when dealing with high-stress situations and potentially angry customers. This is a hard trait to determine during the interview. Checking with their past employers would probably be the best way.

Efficient – Service industry jobs are demanding and fast-paced, you want a quick, efficient candidate. This quality will also be best discovered from calling their past references.

Energetic – Lastly you want an employee that is energetic and can keep up with the work load of your business. You should be able to tell throughout the interview if they are energetic and from looking at the other activities on their resume.

These are obviously not all of the traits that you should look for in an employee, nor should you rule a candidate out if they don’t have all of these qualities, but it should act as a helpful tool for t he next time that you are ready to start hiring again.

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Classic Potato Salad

This easy recipe from is a great side for any football party

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 8 med potatoes, cooked & diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Celery Stalks, sliced
  • 1 Cup Onion, minced
  • 5 Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Paprika


  1. Mix mayo, cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, garlic powder, & pepper
  2. Add potatoes to mixture
  3. Then mix in celery, onions and eggs
  4. Sprinkle Paprika on top
potato salad


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Avoid Getting Fried with Gen2 Fryers

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

People in the food industry appreciate the confidence that comes with equipment like Gen2 fryers.To deep fry is to cook by immersing a food item in hot fat or oil. According to the urban dictionary, fried can also mean being mentally or physically exhausted, or the experience of being made fun of or humiliated. Certainly, chefs and line cooks across the country have had personal experience with each of these versions of the word “fried.” It can be exhausting to run a kitchen, putting out order after order of dishes, dancing around priorities, cooking times, kitchen activity, and customer demands. And fail just once, and you just might be “fried” by customer reviews.

In the world of restaurant equipment, nothing builds confidence and workability like Gen2. For example, the Gen2-F3-NAT natural gas Gen2 fryers earned the “Best In Class” award by Food Service Supplies Magazine. And, like virtually all of our Gen2 products, Gen2 fryers (including this one) boast our five star rating and our Editor’s Choice award.  Gen2 fryers have a cool zone for easy cleaning, range of 200º-400º and a stainless steel tank. The F3 also comes in an LP version. And if you are looking for something larger, the 70-pound capacity Gen2 fryers are also fitted for both LP and natural gas.

Gen2 also has a number of quality accessories available to customize Gen2 fryers to your exact needs. And like all Short Order restaurant equipment, we offer our Gen2 fryers at the lowest possible price and include free shipping. So don’t wait until you are completely fried from trying to meet customer needs while using sub-standard equipment; or worse, you are fried by a viral customer complaint. Choose Gen2 fryers–bring high quality and consistency to your kitchen and take yourself out of the fryer.

Gen2 Griddles: The Griddle Has Evolved

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Gen2 griddles have years of history behind them. Originally made from stone, brick or clay slabs, the griddle has been used for thousands of years across virtually all cultures to cook savory breads, meats and vegetables and sweet treats like pancakes and other goodies. Over time, the shape and material of the griddle has changed, but the purpose has remained the same — provide a hot, flat cooking surface on which to cook. Commercial griddles now make it possible to cook for many at the same time with a level of precision and consistency unprecedented throughout history.

There are three main components of a commercial griddle that each influence the performance of the griddle–the plate, the heat source, and the temperature control. In the best commercial griddles, these components come together to make a machine that is reliable, easy to clean, and easy to use for multiple items. While Short Order offers many brands of griddle, one in particular stands out for their excellence–Gen2 griddles. We carry six Gen2 griddles, each with 5 stars and our Editor’s Choice award for excellence. Whether it’s the two-burner, three-burner or four-burner natural gas griddle, whether it comes with manual or thermostatic controls, Gen2 griddles offer excellence with every model. Each with a stainless steel front and sides, a large capacity removable grease pan, and a 3/4” griddle plate, everything about Gen2 griddles says quality.

Short Order is proud to offer Gen2 products, especially the Gen2 griddles. That’s because we know that time after time, this restaurant equipment will deliver the sweet, savory or salty morsels that your customers crave with a reliability that just wont quit. Gen2 griddles are a cut above the rest, and we want to give praise where praise is due. Thanks Gen2, for making the kind of product that makes customers happy for years to come.

Gen2 Ranges: Not for Small Potatoes

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Everything about Gen2 ranges says the sky’s the limit with these magnificent workhorses. Beautifully designed for efficiency, power and reliability, Gen2 ranges have not only earned our 5 star rating and our Editors Choice Award, but they were also voted Best in Class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine.

And it’s no wonder. Let’s look at the Gen2 Range 60-GEN2-10B-S26-NAT. With two 26-1/2″ ovens, a stainless front, landing range and backguard, and a holding range of 150-500 degrees, this baby can naturally do some heavy lifting! This exceptional piece of restaurant equipment is built to sustain the rigors of the toughest kitchen out there and still come out shining. Easy to clean and incredibly reliable, Gen2 ranges are a long time favorite of both chefs and line cooks around the country, and for good reason, too. It would seem that there’s nothing you can’t do with this bruiser.

That is, except put it in a residential home. In fact, the manufacturer will not honor the warranty if the range is installed in a residence or home. And most home insurance policies will be voided as well. That’s because commercial ranges like Gen2 ranges are built for volume. While installing commercial ranges has become a popular trend, its very important to understand what you are getting into. The warranty conditions, codes, and policies are there for a reason–because most homes are simply not designed to accommodate commercial restaurant equipment.

But if you have a commercial kitchen, there’s just about nothing you can’t do with Gen2 ranges. The world is your oyster, or duck, or seared scallop, or steak. Now we’re getting hungry just thinking about it!

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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