Category: Buyer’s Guide

Commercial Dishwasher Buying Guide

When you’re considering buying a commercial dishwasher, you are preparing to make a big investment. It’s not something that professional chefs are only going to use occasionally. Chefs and kitchen managers evaluating commercial dishwashers are making a long-term strategic decision that will impact how the kitchen works every day. In …

Silicone Baking Mats Explained

If you’re running a busy kitchen, silicone baking mats can be a great resource. These types of kitchen equipment are especially useful for baking, for example: Creating the best crispy cookies Baking croissants or other light and fluffy pastries Working with savories baked into phyllo dough Roasting certain kinds of …

Everything You Need to Know About Double Boilers

They might not be something that’s familiar in the average home kitchen, but double boilers are an essential part of a professional kitchen’s equipment arsenal. The double boiler consists of two containers. One of them is nested inside the other. The big container has hot water, and the smaller container …

Ice Machine Buying Guide

Unless you’re serving nothing but hot coffee and biscuits, every foodservice business needs an ice machine. This staple of the kitchen creates the one food item nearly every customer will order and consume in some form: ice. Choosing the best restaurant ice machine is no small order, and when navigating …

Meet Our Chefs: Doug Schonfeld

Chef Doug Schonfeld, who now shares his expertise on the sales floor of our Fountain Valley location, is a man who loves to create. Chef Doug, as he’s known at Chefs’ Toys, has decades of experience in the culinary industry and the chops to hold his own in any kitchen. …

Beer Glassware and Styles Guide

After browsing our cocktail glassware crash course, you’ve mastered the key differences between a Collins glass and a hi-ball glass. Most bar and restaurant owners understand the need for specific glassware like martini glasses but might order identical beer glassware and call it a day. It’s imperative to understand the …

Commercial Fryer Buying Guide

You’re managing a flagship burger joint or a popular American steakhouse. The crowds keep filing in, and everyone is craving fresh french fries or a platter of chicken tenders. It’s all hands on deck in your kitchen, and at the center of the action is your commercial fryer. A commercial …

Why Should You Buy Cast Iron Skillets?

Cast iron skillets are always referred to as something of greatness. The legend of a cast iron skillet is known to be the end all, be all of cookware. But, why? Today, we’re going to dive into all things cast iron to really understand what these fabled skillets are capable …

Buying Your First Industrial Kitchen Mixer

Industrial kitchen mixers are highly versatile, with a variety of attachments that can handle specialty mixing jobs. They’re an essential piece of equipment for any commercial kitchen. Almost every industrial kitchen mixer includes a bowl, a bowl lift wheel, a bowl guard, front/rear covers, mixing attachments, and onboard controls. However, …