A Lunch Break with the Hobart Corporation

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Hobart Equipment | Short OrderAt Short Order when we work hard, we have to treat ourselves to a lunch break now and then. Today, join What’s Cooking as we learn about the Hobart Corporation.

Before the Kitchen Appliances

With a hundred years of experience combined with an innovative track record, the Hobart Corporation has a story that is compelling and deserving of recognition. It all began in 1897, when the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company was formed. A strategic and pivotal backbone for the company, it allowed the company to pursue and invest in various product lines such as the electric meat choppers in 1905 or the Model A-80 Mixer, which dominated the commercial mixer market. The company would reorganize itself in 1913 as the Hobart Manufacturing Company and sales would go beyond an impressive $1 million mark that same year. But the Hobart Corporation has never stopped innovating. It would go on to create a whole list of unique products like the first potato slicer, the world’s largest commercial mixer, the first electric slicer, and the classic SaniQuick Cold Water Glasswasher.

Longevity Is Spelled “H-O-B-A-R-T”

The best part about all of these great products is their longevity. Take for example the Hobart Mixer. Back in 1990, the Hobart Corporation recognized the durability of the product with a contest: “Oldest Running Hobart Mixer.” The contest drew 6,000 entries and the winning mixer was a Hobart mixer that was built in 1919 that was originally built and sold to Von Hatten’s Bakery in Fort Smith, AR. And this is just one of the many products that Hobart Corporation prides itself on.

A Variety of Product Lines


Pizza Convention Updates: Day One

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

News Bites from the 2008 International Pizza Expo Convention in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Pizza Central, April 1, 2008 – A pizza convention? Yup, that’s where we’re at, a pizza convention! And not just any pizza convention, but the 2008 International Pizza Expo, the “largest pizza show in the world”! We’re here representing our restaurant equipment, especially our pizza-related products like Vulcan ovens, Beverage-Air pizza prep tables and Hobart mixers. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Here at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s all about the ubiquitous Italian pie that’s known worldwide. Today is day one of the pizza convention, a massive collection of pizza talents and pizza products with 450 exhibiting companies (restaurant equipment retailers, restaurant marketing companies, and many national and local restaurants) 1000 exhibits, 60 educational sessions, Italian Chef Wars and the Pizza of the Year throwdown (part of Pizza Festiva). We’re seeing plenty of laughs, lots of friendly chatter and business cards flying from wallet to purse to wallet like a pizza-themed paper snowstorm.

Pizza Convention Games

Another big attraction at the pizza convention are the ever-popular World Pizza Games. When you gather thousands of pizza-making professionals in one giant Las Vegas convention hall, what better than to pit the best against the best to see who can earn bragging rights for his or her restaurant or kitchen?

The pizza convention’s games are being organized by the World Pizza Champions, Pizza Today, Pizza Expo and Tony Gemignani, a six-time World Pizza Acrobat. The convention games are four in number:

  • Freestyle Acrobatic Dough Tossing
  • Fastest Pizza
  • Largest Dough Stretch
  • Team Acrobatics

Each winner of a pizza convention game wins $1000, with lesser awards for second and third place in each category.

Register to Win a Custom Hobart Mixer!

One of our favorite manufacturers, Hobart, is giving away a custom-painted “hot rod” Hobart mixer at their pizza convention booth (#4105). The Hobart mixer will be awarded on Thursday just before the $20000 MEGA BUCKS drawing. (Hobart is also the official sponsor of the World Pizza Games.)

If quality restaurant equipment stirs your blood like it does ours, you don’t want to miss out on your chance at this incredible piece of pizza-making gear. If you’re at the pizza convention, get on down to the Hobart booth!

Visit Short Order, the Home of Brand-Name Restaurant Equipment!

If you’re a restaurant equipment buyer or kitchen manager, come by the Short Order booth, number 8033, and say hi! We’re at the pizza convention, eatin’ it all up!

Hobart mixers

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Hobart mixer

Hobart mixers are kitchen stalwarts

Hobart mixers, slicers, and dishwashers are probably important and well-loved parts of your kitchen. If you’re like most other restaurant equipment owners and users, you trust Hobart mixers for dependable results and reliable service, as well you should. Hobart dates back to 1897, when the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company was founded to build quality electric appliances like industrial motors that helped coffee mill owners convert from hand-cranking to electric power. Hobart has been the premiere supplier of restaurant equipment and service for the foodservice and food retail industries for over a century.

Nothing beats Hobart mixers for big jobs

Hobart mixers excel at blending large quantities of wet and dry ingredients for chefs and cooks. Take the award-winning Hobart mixer model HL600-1STD. With its gear-driven transmission and heavy-duty 2.7 horsepower motor, this Hobart mixer can process an incredible sixty quarts in its swing-out bowl. The Hobart mixer HL600 is no slouch in ease-of-use features, either – it comes with a power bowl lift for heavy loads, a 50-minute timer, and a safety feature that prevents the Hobart mixer from running when the bowl guard is out of position.

For more modest restaurant equipment needs, the Hobart mixer model HL200-1STD delivers the same blending quality as the Hobart mixer HL600 – but in a bench mixer form factor at a fraction of the price. The Hobart mixer HL200 boasts a 1/2 horsepower motor and the same three-speed control, swing-out stainless steel bowl and bowl guard safety interlock as the Hobart mixer HL600. An aluminum beater and stainless steel wire whip are also supplied with the Editor’s Choice Hobart mixer HL200.

Hobart mixers may last longer than you think

In 2006, Hobart sought out the oldest Hobart mixer still in service. Given the sturdiness of Hobart mixers, everyone expected to discover a veteran Hobart mixer, but few expected to encounter a 93-year-old Hobart mixer (1913) still mixing up a storm every day at Winans Chocolates & Coffees of Piqua, Ohio.

Hobart mixers come from a community leader

It’s also comforting to know that quality Hobart mixers are built by a quality corporate citizen. Hobart supports the United Way and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. With their innovative Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability, Hobart is also a leader in the restaurant industry going green. Although Hobart mixers are not a central part of the Hobart sustainability effort at this time, Hobart dish machines and warewashers are leading the way, with a full line of these products having earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating.

Hobart mixers are only a piece of the Hobart picture

Hobart mixers and restaurant equipment continue to be market leaders. Hobart recently won its sixth consecutive overall Best in Class award in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies‘ survey. Hobart slicers, Hobart mixers and Hobart dish machines are part of a well-rounded product line that never fails to impress, year after year.

Hobart 3000 Slicer Wins Award

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

A new Hobart slicer was presented a 2007 Kitchen Innovations award by the National Restaurant Association at this years Restaurant, Hotel-Motel show. Hobart unveiled a completely new slicer design with the introduction of the 3000 series. This new slicer offers improved ease of use, easier cleaning and simplified slicing controls while still offering the durability and performance you expect from Hobart slicers.

Hobart 3000 Series Design Features

Design features that set the Hobart 3000 Series slicer apart from the competition include:

  • A fifty-degree cutting plane
  • glass bead finished gauge plate and top knife cover
  • smoother glide against the knife
  • improved product retention
  • better operator visibility
  • lighter tray
  • linear drive helps reduce fatigue
  • built in “select-a-stroke” technology
  • rear mounted meat grip
  • sharpen knife indicator

Hobart Slicers

Hobart is a leading commercial food equipment manufacturer. Hobart makes restaurant equipment for dish washing, waste handling, food prep, cooking, baking, wrapping, weighing and labeling. Hobart also manufacturers Traulsen refrigerators.

Short Order Carries Hobart Slicers

If you are looking for Hobart slicers, you’re at the right place. Shortorder.com carries a full line of Hobart commercial restaurant equipment, including Hobart slicers. You can find the following Hobart restaurant equipment at Shortorder:


Hobart – 4812-33

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Meat Grinder w/12 Lbs. Hub, Rectangular Feed Pan and Tinned Chopping End

Hobart – 4822-34

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Meat Grinder w/22 Lbs. Hub, Rectangular Feed Pan and Tinned Chopping End

Hobart – 4822-36

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Meat Grinder w/22 Lbs. Hub, Rectangular Feed Pan and Tinned Chopping End

Hobart – 610-1

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Manual Slicer, 10

Hobart – 2612-1

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Manual Slicer, 12″ knife

Hobart – 2812-1

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Manual Slicer, 12

Hobart – EDGE-1

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Manual Slicer, 12

Hobart – 2712-1

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Semi-Auto Slicer, 12″ knife

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