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New restaurant equipment and back-of-the-house technology
Operations

Beverage systems that deliver

Big bucks are bubbling up from cold beverages. With customers paying top dollar for drinks, today’s beverage systems are all about delivering a satisfying, consistent pour.

Operations

Mixing it up with new mixers

Powered commercial mixers have long been around to lighten the load and handle large volumes, but a new generation of machines boasts the versatility, speed, custom colors and compact design to consider an upgrade.

While the cooling fundamentals haven’t changed much in refrigeration equipment, the units have evolved in size, form and function to protect food at every stage.

Interest in healthier eating has boosted the use of steamers, but memories of water-related problems and dependability issues still dog the category. In response, manufacturers have come up with clever variations for generating steam and regulating temperature and pressure.

Griddles are fairly basic: a thick steel plate is heated from below, allowing you to grill and sauté on a big flat surface. Today, that basic formula is being tricked out with new features.

With so many oven types, sizes and heating technologies available, buyers should focus on their menu first—what’s going in the oven—then look at volume requirements and kitchen or operational constraints.

All broilers have a common objective: to sear meat with high heat and create a signature branding. The similarities end there. It’s no wonder there is some broiler category confusion.