Preparation Equipment

Service Tips: Blast Chillers

Blast Chillers represent major investments for foodservice operations. To get the most out of your unit, be sure to follow some basic maintenance guidelines.

Product Knowledge Guide: Mixers

With the increasing popularity of from-scratch menus in today’s foodservice operations, mixers have become more of a mainstay in the back of house.

Service Tips: Refrigerated Prep Tables

From sandwiches to burritos to pizzas to salads, refrigerated prep tables play an important role in professional kitchens of every sort.

Product Knowledge Guide: Refrigerated Prep Tables

Refrigerated prep tables feature an area on top that provides a solid work surface and cooled compartments for sandwich, salad or pizza ingredients and a cooler below that holds pans of food at safe temperatures.

Product Knowledge Guide: Food Processors

In addition to the popular bowl-style units, the food processor category also consists of vertical cutter mixers and units that shred, dice, julienne, etc.

Product Knowledge Guide: Blast Chillers

While refrigeration equipment keeps food cold, blast chillers take hot temperatures out of food.

Spec Check: Slicers

S licing food fresh and on demand has become more prevalent in today's foodservice operations. In a number of restaurants, staff most commonly use slicers to prepare deli meats and cheeses for sandwiches, but this equipment can also provide uniform slices of vegetables for grilling or garnishing.

Maintaining a Refrigerated Prep Table

Due to the high use of these units, proper maintenance is critical to prolonging the life of a refrigerated prep table. Here are five tasks that foodservice operators should regularly perform to keep these units operating at peak performance.

Refrigerated Prep Table Applications

Refrigerated prep tables are used to prepare and store ingredients for menu items and are a key piece of equipment for production.

How to Know When to Replace a Refrigerated Prep Table

When taken care of properly, refrigerated prep tables can provide many years of service. Yet, there are signs that may indicate the unit has reached the end of its service life.

Refrigerated Prep Tables: An Overview

Although refrigerated prep table ratings are for 1/3-size pans, these units can hold different configurations of various pan sizes.

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