Cooking Equipment

Browse our articles on cooking equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more. 

Microwaves: An Overview

Commercial microwave ovens can be one of the most indispensable and frequently used pieces of equipment in the kitchen.

The Importance of Ventilation and Exhaust Service

With foodservice operators looking at every dollar, there is a tendency to prolong or forego necessary maintenance and service. In the case of ventilation and exhaust systems, this mistake may not only be costly, but could also be deadly.


Spec Check: Microwaves

Commercial microwaves can help foodservice operators increase speed of service and lower a facility's overhead due to the unit's low energy use. For operators that need to conserve space, particularly those with smaller footprints, microwaves can be a desirable piece of foodservice equipment.

Spec Check: Deck Ovens

Deck ovens and pizza operations go hand in hand. Although these ovens have no motor and create natural convection using baffle systems, the units typically offer higher Btu than convection ovens. This provides unique browning for preparing a wide range of menu items, such as chicken, fish, casseroles and, more often than not, pizza.

Dual Technology Ovens: An Overview

Dual technology ovens use multiple energies that include impingement heating, high-speed vectored air or a combination of impingement, microwave and radiant heating. This process provides added speed, flexibility and consistency.

Dual Technology Oven Applications

Dual technology ovens are generally pre-programmed, which makes it easier to achieve desired food temperatures when cooking consistent items. Here are some of the most common uses for this equipment.

How to Maintain a Dual Technology Oven

Dual technology oven maintenance is not complicated. Still, regular cleaning and planned maintenance can increase the service life of these units.

Energy Efficiency and Dual Technology Ovens

Dual Technology Ovens

From fine dining and quick-service restaurants to pizzerias and institutional operations, dual technology ovens can provide added menu flexibility, increase speed of service and deliver consistent results when specified properly.

Specifying an Energy-Efficient Steamer

Cooking with steam offers foodservice operators many benefits. For example, steam has six times the energy as boiling water and it transfers that energy instantaneously. And burning and scorching tends not to be an issue because steam never gets hot enough to caramelize the product. In addition, it is possible to cook multiple menu items in a steamer because steam does not transfer food flavors, it only enhances them.

CFESA's Service Tips for Griddles

The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association offers a series of technical tips that allow foodservice operators to troubleshoot and repair simple problems involving their gas, electric, refrigeration, and steam equipment. This article takes a look at a few steps to take to identify potential service issues with a griddle.

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