What Is Scratch and Dent Restaurant Equipment?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

VulcanV60-clearanceGetting the best price possible on a piece of restaurant equipment is vital for businesses looking to save, but maintaining a bottom line can be tricky, especially for smaller businesses. And indeed, for these businesses, brand new restaurant equipment might be a little outside the budget. Fortunately, scratch and dent restaurant equipment makes a great alternative to paying full price for a piece of kitchen equipment. Clearance scratch and dent equipment comes in all varieties: ranges, ovens, fryers, holding cabinets, char broilers, griddles, hot plates, steamers, cheese melters, braising pans—you name it, you can probably find it at a discount.

So where do those scratches and dents actually come from? Not from misuse at the hands of another fry cook, don’t worry! Discounted scratch and dent restaurant equipment has just experienced a little freight damage. The equipment is still perfectly usable, and performs to the standards you expect from the top restaurant equipment manufacturers. In short, if you don’t mind a few aesthetic blemishes on a new range or fryer, discount restaurant equipment is an exceptionally smart addition to your kitchen.

Are you a business on a budget that has benefited from clearance equipment? What do you think about scratch and dent equipment? Tell us about your experience by finding Short Order on Twitter or Facebook!

Now Serving – Happy Holidays! Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues and A French Toast Casserole

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

December 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 48
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ShortOrder.com wishes you and your family a very Happy Holidays. How are things? Have you gotten out and dealt with the hustle and bustle at the stores yet? How is business going for your company? It seems, depending on your business, that things either really pick-up this time of year, or really slow down. Either way, we are here and happy to help with any of your commercial kitchen equipment needs.

We understand that money always seems to get tight around the holidays, and of course that is when the unexpected happens. So if you find yourself in a pinch and needing to purchase something unexpected, check out our great clearance section. We carry scratch and dent, and discontinued products that are all covered by the full manufacturer warranty. Holiday Tree

Be sure to “like” our Facebook page. That is the only way to catch our random daily promotions. We will probably have something going on soon for the holidays, and you don’t want to miss it. We also give away a $50 Gift Card to ShortOrder.com to one reviewer per month, so be sure to submit those product reviews. You could be next! Join me in congratulating this month’s winner: Mei-Lin Louie.

In this month’s issue: Tips on how to beat the post-holiday blues when heading back to work, a tasty French Toast Casserole, and our Featured Items: a Beverage-Air Back Bar Storage, a Hamilton Beach Blender, and a Nemco Pizza Warmer.

Remember, we have created this newsletter for you! If there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout!

We would always love to hear from you!

Happy Holidays!

Meghan Jarrell


Going Back to Work

Beat the Post-Holiday Blues with these tips

Everyone has their opinions on the holiday season, some people love it, some people hate it. One thing that I think we all have in common is that it is never fun when they are over, and you have to return to work. In an article Getting Over the Fear of Sunday Night, Barry Moltz points out a handful of ways to approach a Monday to make it a little smoother. These can also apply to whatever day the holiday ends, and work begins for you this year.

First, write down tasks to Resting on deskaccomplish on your first day back. Take some time to look at your goals for the week. Eliminate anything that is unnecessary. Make a simple list and hang it where it is visible throughout the week.

Second, make plans to do at least one activity that you enjoy on your first day back. It doesn’t have to be anything major, maybe just lunch with a friend. It will give you something to look forward to and make the transition a little bit easier.

Third, use your first day back to gain some perspective. Take some time to sit back and assess where you and your business are headed. Do you still enjoy it? Do you need to make some changes? Is there a more efficient or cost-effective way to do something?

Fourth, quit whining. If you are not happy and continually complaining about your job and dread it, then it is time to take action and make a change. Use the energy it takes to whine and complain to create change instead.

Lastly, always be looking at your long-term objectives. According to Moltz’ article, if you are satisfied with your long-term goals and where you are headed, then it makes any day at work more bearable, because you know that you are headed in the right direction. You might even look forward to going back after the holidays. After all, at least going back to work gets you out of the house and gives you a break from the family.

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Featured Recipe

French Toast Casserole

Try this recipe from allrecipes.com for a tasty way to start your day.

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 5 Cups bread cubes
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups milk
  • 1/4 Cup white sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon margarine, softened
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon

french toast


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8×8 pan, and fill with bread cubes
  2. Mix eggs, milk, 2 Tbsp sugar, salt and vanilla
  3. Pour mixture over bread, dot with margarine and let stand for 10 min
  4. Sprinkle remaining sugar and cinnamon and bake 45 min
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Clearance Manitowoc Ice Machines

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Get ’em while you still can: Clearance Manitowoc ice machines currently available at ShortOrder.com offer huge savings. These units may be scratched and dented, but they are still in working condition — the price is just reduced to compensate for scratches and dents that happened from freight. Manitowoc produces quality restaurant equipment, and these ice machines are perfect for just about any bar, restaurant, diner or even at home. Having a large amount of ice on-hand ensures you’ll be able to deliver customers ice-cold beverages and keep cold food cold. Here are the clearance Manitowoc ice machines currently available. Just remember: At these prices, they won’t last long.

Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0322A/115-1

The Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0322A/115-1 is one of the clearance Manitowoc ice machines currently available here at ShortOrder.com. Its low price is because of a dent on the condenser. This ice machine is air-cooled and self-contained, and it produces 340 lbs of dice-size cubes in a 24-hour period. It also features a hinged front door for easy access; a food zone designed with soft, round cove corners; and a patented cleaning and sanitizing technology. Thanks to Manitowoc’s smart design, this ice machine is simple to clean, efficient and runs whisper-quiet. The typical dealer price is $2,359.85, but we’re offering it for $1,808.00 — delivered. Unbeatable.

There’s another clearance Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0322A/115-1 available, too — this one just has minor cosmetic damage.

Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0452A/B-400/115-1

Another clearance scratched and dented restaurant equipment available is the Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0452A/B-400/115-1. There is a small scratch on the left side of head, and the bin has a small scratch on the right side near the bin door frame. This binless Manitowoc ice machine (head only) produces 450 lbs of ice per 24-hour period. Want a custom Manitowoc ice machine that makes dice-sized cubes? Buy this Editor’s Choice ice machine and then order an accompanying bin that matches your needs.

ShortOrder.com is proud to offer restaurant equipment at very low prices. Don’t miss our clearance restaurant equipment and our wide selection of new restaurant equipment.

New Modular Restaurant Cuts Operating, Equipment Costs

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

In this rough economy, restaurants are looking for ways to cut costs, whether it be operating, restaurant equipment or other costs. One company has successfully come up with a way to do this: Church’s Chicken unveiled their latest store prototype — a modular restaurant concept — on April 1, 2009 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. We learned about this in a great recent article in Restaurants and Industry Magazine.

The modular restaurant, according to officials at Church’s Chicken, will cut new-store costs by as much as 30 percent. What’s even more impressive is that it takes just three days for the modular restaurant to be completely finished and ready for customers.

The RI Magazine article noted that the mayor of Lawrenceville, Rex A. Millsaps, proclaimed the day the modular restaurant was unveiled Start Up a Franchise, Start Up the Economy Day. And that’s only fitting, seeing as how the modular restaurant makes it very easy and affordable for people to own and operate a Church’s franchise. Development, insurance premiums and restaurant equipment costs are all cut — and value, safety and quality are not at all compromised.

Franchised businesses are very important to the economy, as they create and employ over 3,153,207 people according to the article. It can be very difficult to get a bank loan today, so keeping costs down helps quite a bit. Some specific ways the new modular restaurant saves on operating costs: low insurance premiums thanks to the building’s steel infrastructure, lower taxes because the steel infrastructure allows the restaurant to depreciate like equipment and installing re-manufactured restaurant equipment. The building is also energy efficient.

Cutting Restaurant Equipment Costs

We at ShortOrder understand how much it takes to open and operate a restaurant. That’s why we offer a Low Price Guarantee on Restaurant Equipment. This gives you the assurance that you’re getting the lowest price out there. We also offer a selection of Scratch and Dent Restaurant Equipment. This restaurant equipment is still good, working equipment. The difference is that it has minor damage from freight. Find all the restaurant equipment you need at ShortOrder.com, from Vulcan ranges to Manitowoc ice machines and Frymaster fryers.

Scratch and Dent Restaurant Equipment Now Offered at ShortOrder

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Scratch and dent restaurant equipment is a great option for restaurant owners looking to save money. And now you can find a selection of scratch and dent restaurant equipment here at ShortOrder.com, in addition to our wide variety of ice machines, commercial ranges, fryers and more.

Scratch and dent restaurant equipment is still good, working equipment. The difference between it and the regular inventory offered at ShortOrder.com is that the scratch and dent restaurant equipment has minor damage from freight. Since it’s not perfect, this restaurant equipment is offered at a discounted price.

Discounted scratch and dent restaurant equipment means big savings for restaurant owners who don’t mind buying a piece of equipment with minor damage. It should be noted that this damage is purely to the appearance of the restaurant equipment, and it does not make the unit function improperly.

Scratch and Dent Restaurant Equipment at ShortOrder

Don’t miss the scratch and dent restaurant equipment now offered here at ShortOrder.com. Currently, we’re offering discounts on scratched and dented Manitowoc ice machines. Soon we’ll be expanding what’s offered to include more great restaurant equipment at amazingly low prices.

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