Protecting Your Investment: Fryer Maintenance

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

All equipment needs TLC. The “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset is really only applicable to prep-tables. Almost everything else in your kitchen needs routine maintenance. Consider the workhorse of many American facilities, the fryer. Fryers are a pretty simple machine. They have targeted jets of flame that heat-up the underside of a

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Back To School!

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Now that school is back in session, parents around the world get their schedules back. Many have to work on homework at night, sign agendas, fill out school paperwork and get up every morning to make a healthy lunch before sending their kids off to a day at school. Wait… you don’t make a homemade

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Time to Buy a New Ice Machine? What to Look for

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Ice machines are one of the ‘grunts’ of the kitchen, constantly in use and long-suffering. It is easy to just keeping using yours until it breaks down and you have to buy a new one. But how do you deal with the sudden lack of ice? Is there a better way to handle the switch?

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The FDA Food Code and Your Restaurant: What You Need to Know

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

There are a lot of rules in the 2013 Updated Food Code published by the FDA. Most of them are commonsense rules, but there are some very important bits that every restaurateur should know for fostering a safe work environment, safe storage and handling, cleaning restaurant equipment and much more. The HACCP The FDA strongly

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Houston, We Have Contact: How to Clean Food Contact Surfaces

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

If there ever was a spotless way to cook and prep food, it would be something along the lines of ‘cooking in outer space.’ You wouldn’t have to worry about any cutting boards to clean or messy paper towels, and all your food would be floating across the cabin of your spacecraft. After all, you

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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

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Going Steady With Scotsman Ice Machines

Friday, July 6th, 2012

There’s something to be said for consistency. Your customers rely on it, and so do you. Consistency is what makes your dishes famous and your customers coming back for more. Consistency is what allows you to turn on the stove and expect the flame to ignite every time. While we tend to overlook the simplicity

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Gen2 Fryers: Like Winning the Lottery

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Gas prices are skyrocketing; solar activity is at its peak and someone just won the Mega Millions in the lottery. With that and the daily troubles of life, you and your customers have enough to worry about. Of course, while seated in your restaurant, your customers only seem to worry about having a great experience

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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

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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,

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Vulcan Ranges: The Right Tools for Your Culinary Genius

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

A master chef without a good range oven is like Mozart without a piano. It’s like a professional photographer without a camera, or an artist without a canvas. Master chefs know that the quality of their work is limited by the quality of their tools. So, if the best culinary geniuses use high quality restaurant

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Frymaster Fryers: The Scent of Delicacy

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

From the teeming wonderland of Los Angeles, to small roadside diners in Texas, to street corners all over the Midwest and bustling cafes of New England, a wonderful aroma is luring people from the sidewalks of America and inviting them to dine. That emanating scent floating through the air is probably the telltale signs of

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Discount Restaurant Equipment

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Discount restaurant equipment at ShortOrder.com means big savings for restaurant owners. We understand that equipment costs can add up quickly, whether you’re replacing old restaurant equipment or opening a brand-new restaurant. With all the costs involved with operating a business, discount restaurant equipment can really help owners and managers meet their budget and save money.

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Restaurants Redefine the Salad

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Restaurants around the country are redifining the salad in order to give customers what they want. And they don’t just want a plate of iceberg lettuce — customers want a salad that’s filling, healthy and on par with an entree. Not too long ago, salads were merely ordered as a side, or when someone didn’t

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Restaurant Equipment Dealers Busy as Business Improves

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Restaurant equipment dealers are starting to get a little busier this month, and that could be attributed to the restaurant industry seeing an overall improvement to business compared to the past few months. Restaurant Equipment Dealers Enjoy Business Increase According to an article that appeared last week on Forbes.com and on the Associated Press wire,

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Restaurant Kitchens See More Women Chefs

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Being a chef has long been a boys’ club, but not as of late. As more and more women are going to culinary school and catering college to pursue a career as a chef, restaurant kitchens are starting to see a growing number of women chefs. Restaurant Kitchens: More Women Chefs Running the Show Restaurant

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Ice as a Food: Commercial Ice Machines in the Home

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Lavender-infused cocktails, Croatian truffles, flatbread, bite-size desserts — and now it seems the latest in trendy food is… ice. Believe it or not, ice is considered a food by many frozen-water connoisseurs. According to a recent article in the New York Times, some people are so into ice as a food that they purchase commercial

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Manitowoc Blog Launches

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Manitowoc fans will be happy to hear that a Manitowoc blog has launched at ShortOrder.com. Now, when you come to browse our restaurant and commercial kitchen equipment, you’ll be able to read the latest about Manitowoc products, including Manitowoc ice machines. Check out the Manitowoc blog is at manitowoc.shortorder.com. Manitowoc and ShortOrder are Cookin’ Manitowoc

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Manitowoc: Ice Machines and Shipbuilding Define Wisconsin Town

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Manitowoc, WI, Is a Town of 35,000 People Who Can Go with the Flow Manitowoc ice machines used to be all we knew about Manitowoc. In fact, we didn’t even know that Manitowoc ice machines were built in a place called Manitowoc. Then we took the time to find out more about this small town

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Frymaster Fryers

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Frymaster Fryers Make Delicious Fried Foods Easy Frymaster fryers are a kitchen appliance that most chefs and restaurant managers don’t want to live without. Voted best in class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine, Frymaster fryers have a number of features that allow easy setup and use. If your menu includes one or more fried

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Restaurant Equipment Purchases on the Rise

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Restaurant equipment purchases and capital expenditure are on the rise, according to the National Restaurant Association. Fifty-nine percent of restaurant operators reported planning to make a capital expenditure such as purchasing new restaurant equipment, expanding or remodeling in the coming months. Also, Fifty-three percent reported purchasing restaurant equipment or making other capital expenditures in the

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