Category: Buyer’s Guide

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, …

Aluminum and Stainless vs. Nonstick Cookware

Having the right cookware is essential in any commercial kitchen. When foods stick to the surface of pots and pans, it can not only become a nightmare to clean, but can be a nightmare to serve. In a commercial kitchen especially, cookware sees its fair share of use, which makes …

Types of Disposable Gloves

You may not have thought of this but latex gloves are an essential piece of kitchen equipment. In commercial kitchens, gloves are used throughout every step of the cooking process—from prep to serving to plating to clean up. There are many different types of gloves out there and each serve …