Category: Buyer’s Guide

Best Knives for Your Home Kitchen

For any busy commercial or home kitchen, having the best kitchen knives is a key part of maximizing efficiency, and doing your culinary work in the very best way possible. But what types of kitchen knives are best for a home chef? If you’ve been asking yourself: “what are the …

Wood vs. Plastic Cutting Boards: What to Use & When

When it comes to professional and high-quality cooking, the surfaces that you cut on with your knives make a lot of difference. So how about it? Should you go with wood cutting boards, or a plastic cutting board set? What about bamboo and other materials? In discussing wood vs. plastic …

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 …

Commercial Work Table Buying Guide

Every busy kitchen needs available counter space for everything from food prep to equipment stations and space for active appliances. Buyers will have to figure out how much activity is going on in the kitchen, and what kinds of work processes have to be supported on a regular basis, while …

Bar Essentials Buying Guide

Suppose you’re trying to stock a new high-quality restaurant bar, or outfitting some other food service business with a full bar installation. What tends to go into that kind of process? What do you need to make sure that your staff members are fully supported to be ready to go …

Charbroilers Equipment Buying Guide

Do you need a charbroiler for your kitchen? If so, what kind?This guide will help you to figure out how to buy one of these specialized pieces of restaurant equipment. The charbroiler is indispensable for some kinds of restaurants, especially those where sizzling meats get cooked to perfection, and the …

Undercounter and Worktop Refrigeration Buying Guide

If you are buying for a busy kitchen, purchasing one or more commercial undercounter refrigerator or freezer units may be a great idea. These new kinds of under counter fridge/freezer equipment really revolutionize the concept of accessing your cold storage foods while you’re trying to cook. Many of these models …

Commercial Salamander Buying Guide

Are you looking for a kitchen salamander? If so, take some time to familiarize yourself with what this piece of equipment does, and the best things to look for when you’re buying. What Is A Salamander? One of the first things to know about the kitchen salamander is that its …