Cooking Equipment

Cooking Equipment provides features and benefits of all types of ovens, grills and griddles, cooktops, pots and pans, ranges, rotisseries, steamers and fryers.

Product Knowledge Guide: Convection Ovens

Convection ovens remain popular pieces of cooking equipment because of their versatility. These units can bake, rethermalize and roast large quantities of food product. These units use fans to circulate heated air around a cooking cavity.

Product Knowledge Guide: Broilers

Cooking meat at temperatures ranging from 550 degrees F up to 700 degrees F represents the most common broiler application.

Product Knowledge Guide: Coffee Brewers

Coffee brewers represent a vital component of the beverage service most foodservice operators provide.

Product Knowledge Guide: Combi Ovens

Combi ovens can save kitchen space by providing the abilities of two types of equipment in one. Many people think only about an item's kitchen footprint, but because these units combine the features and functionality of two pieces of equipment into one they can help reduce costly hood space.

Spec Check: Smokers

The smoking process has been a food preservative technique for hundreds of years. Recently, though, this cooking process has enjoyed a resurgence as operators look to expand their menus and enhance the flavors of individual items.

Broilers

Like grills, foodservice operators most often use broilers to cook the most expensive menu items — meats. For this reason, broilers can become a vital piece of equipment for many foodservice operators, which makes specifying a unit that can accommodate the menu and volume of the restaurant critical.

Tips for Specifying Foodservice Equipment for Healthcare Operations

Looking to distinguish their operations from the competition, many healthcare facilities continue to create foodservice environments that can serve as a difference maker in the eyes of the public. As such, many healthcare operators continue to incorporate sophisticated serveries, patient-focused room-service programs and, in some cases, high-end restaurants that can compete with local eateries.

Spec Check: Grills

Meats tend to be the priciest food items used in foodservice, which makes the equipment that prepares them an integral part of any operation.

Energy Efficiency and Grills & Griddles

While grills are not known for energy efficiency, Energy Star qualified commercial griddles are available.

Spec Check: Grills & Griddles

Grills and griddles come in a variety of sizes and types that are geared for a wide range of menu items. Operators need to carefully weigh their options when specifying these units.

Maintaining Grills & Griddles

Griddle and grill maintenance is important from a safety standpoint, since grease build up represents a significant fire hazard. As a result, foodservice staff and service agents should perform a number of regular tasks to keep these units in safe operating condition.

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