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How Vacuum Sealing Started Vacuum sealing has revolutionized the storage and preservation of food. For thousands of years, humanity has always had means of storing and preserving food. Drying food dates back to 12,000 B.C. where Middle Eastern and oriental cultures would dry food under the hot sun as a means of preserving food. Approximately […]

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As you continue to protect your customers and employees against germs and viruses, special attention to how your staff handles food and vegetables is paramount. Professional cutting boards are a staple in a commercial kitchen. And as a matter of fact, safely preparing ingredients would be nearly impossible without them. You’ve probably seen plastic cutting […]

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The New Normal: Part of a new series of articles focused on restaurant recovery; issues, best practices, and process changes that will become part of everyday business going forward. Masks of all types are becoming a central part of “The New Normal.” So, a disposable mask buying guide seems like a good place to start […]

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Understanding and using commercial food warmers and rethermalizers properly is an important skill to efficiently operating a restaurant. Although they appear to do the same thing, each have unique benefits. Have you ever seen an experienced chef or restaurant manager make operating a restaurant look easy? If so, you’ve likely seen a passionate, skilled individual who […]

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Building an efficient warewashing station doesn’t just keep your restaurant up to code. It is also critical to running a successful foodservice operation. If you have a commercial dishwasher that meets your restaurant’s output needs and a willing and able operator for your dish pit, then you are well on your way to opening a […]

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Before we get started in discussing what type of commercial fryer you need, we’d like to suggest our previous post on how to choose the best-sized fryer for your business (in terms of oil capacity). If you haven’t had the chance to read it, I’d certainly recommend you begin there. If you already know what […]

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You’re ready to add fried food to your menu, but do you really know what size fryer you need in your commercial kitchen? We’re going to answer questions that every cook, professional chef, or foodservice manager should ask themselves before purchasing a commercial fryer. Whether you’re starting up a country style restaurant that offers fried […]

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Scouring pads are the preferred scrubbing solution in commercial kitchens. Their open weave construction allows for easy rinsing and efficient cleaning. Why not use sponges in commercial kitchens? Sponges are more likely to harbor bacteria and are more difficult to clean than scouring pads. For this reason, sponges aren’t typically considered a safe option for […]

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Why choose an immersion blender over of a traditional blender? ✔️ Capacity Immersion blenders allow you to blend in much larger capacities in whatever container you choose. In addition, variable speed Immersion blenders also allow the operator complete control over the consistency and chefs need this when they’re creating foams and sauces. ✔️ Efficiency Immersion […]

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Don’t serve that pilsner in a snifter glass! There’s a science to pouring, nosing, drinking, and appreciating beer. With craft breweries popping up in every nook and cranny (maybe you’re one of them!), your customers expect the correct glass to complement their brew of choice. Let’s cover the basics. Pint Glass Stouts, Porters, Ales Featuring […]

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Whether you are the proprietor of a restaurant, hotel, or cafeteria – you need to know how much ice is required within a 24 hour period before researching the type of ice maker you should buy. Different business types have different ice production needs. We’ve made it simple with our handy ice requirements calculator and […]

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There are many factors involved in choosing professional cutlery for a commercial kitchen. Do you know which knives you should have for each cutting task? Are you familiar with blade edge types? How do knife handles impact chef hands over time? This guide is all you need for your next cutlery purchase at Wasserstrom. Choose […]

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From sommeliers to casual wine drinkers – anyone will tell you that not all wines should be served in the same shaped glass. The most obvious case: champagne flutes. But your most discerning customers will expect more when it comes to serving different types of red and white wines. We’ve teamed up with Libbey to present […]

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