Browse our articles on storage and handling 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.
Foodservice operators use open refrigerated display cases to sell a variety of food and beverage items that must remain cool but not frozen. Examples of products these display cases can house include pre-packaged items such as salads and sandwiches and beverages.
If treated well, it is not uncommon for a piece of hot food holding equipment to last for a very long time. More often than not, foodservice operators tend to replace their hot food holding equipment based on aesthetics rather than the item's wearing out. Also, some operators may identify the need to add a few more pieces of hot food holding equipment to help smooth production and provide better customer service.
Unlike other pieces of foodservice equipment, which can be more involved, maintaining a piece of hot food holding equipment is rather straightforward.
The good news is that hot food holding equipment carries an Energy Star rating. The bad news is that this category is up for review by Energy Star and the products will need to go through a more stringent series of testing and verification steps in order to earn this much sought after rating. So the future for this product category is uncertain at the moment as foodservice equipment manufacturers continue to come to grips with the new Energy Star regulations.
In addition to keeping menu items at desired temperatures, hot food holding equipment can provide countless other benefits to many foodservice operations.
Ice machines can play an essential role in most any foodservice operation. Here is a closer look at some of the common applications of ice machines in today's foodservice industry.
Well-maintained ice machines can last ten years or more. Still, foodservice operators may need to replace their ice makers for a variety of reasons.
Ice machines play a critical role in the success of countless foodservice operations. Here's a brief introduction to these pieces of foodservice equipment.