Chefs' Toys Blog

Chefs' Toys Blog

Expert Product Advice For Commercial Chefs

Ultimate Guide to Ghost Kitchens

As the restaurant business continues to change in the wake of coronavirus closures and limitations, “ghost kitchens” are now very popular around the United States, where delivery and takeout models are becoming dominant in this part of the service industry. That’s partially because the take-out and delivery model is so …

Chefs’ Toys Playground

Is there a toy you’ve got your eye on, but aren’t fully ready to commit? Test it out at Chefs’ Toys Playground! Chefs’ Toys Playground is a small demo kitchen located in our Fountain Valley store where you can get hands-on with kitchen ‘toys’ from the best brands in the …

How to Clean an Ice Machine

It sounds like such a simple thing – cleaning an ice machine. But in our experience, this type of process can become really stressful, and concerns can lurk in the back of a restaurant manager’s mind. Why is it important to keep your ice machine clean? Well, for one thing, …

Important Things To Consider When Choosing Food Wells

A good set of food wells or in-counter warmers can be great for your restaurant  business. Here are some of the important things to think about as you’re choosing this kind of food well commercial restaurant equipment. Why Use Food / Soup Wells? Different people use different terminology for these …

Steam Table Buying Guide

For any restaurant or food service business that wants to keep food at countertop level and heat it to safe temperatures, steam tables can be an excellent purchase and a vital part of daily operations. These kinds of restaurant equipment do a lot for restaurant people. They are a key …

Commercial Food Warmers Buying Guide

For the most part, those huge open buffets that we used to love are out of the equation, at least for now. But restaurant operators still need different kinds of commercial food warmers and heated tray areas to keep all of their creations at safe temperatures, and ready for serving. …

Walk-In Refrigerator and Freezer Buying Guide

What do you need in a new walk-in refrigerator or freezer unit? It can be a complicated question. These integrated facilities are, in some ways, the heart of your kitchen. Walk-in cooler and refrigerator installations keep your inventory at proper ‘cold chain’ or HACCP-safe temperatures until it’s time to take …

How To Start Recycling Cooking Oil

It may not be the biggest thing on your radar as you manage a busy kitchen, but after a while, as they turnover tables time and time again, many restaurant owners and managers will have a chance to wonder – what should I do with my used cooking oil? First …

Building Your Backyard Grilling Station

It’s a new summer, and with covid vaccines on the way, home chefs are starting out boldly, to imagine a season that’s kind of like the old days – where you serve up sizzling meat to friends, family and neighbors (or whoever stops by), with your trusty tools in hand, …