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Food Storage Tips for Improving Food Safety in Your Commercial Kitchen

Posted by RDT on Jul 28, 2017 7:25:07 AM

One of the most important things in a commercial foodservice operation is food safety. When most people think of food safety, they think of proper food handling. However, proper storage of food is also extremely important to the integrity of your food. Consider these tips when storing food and organizing your walk-in.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, HACCP, food storage

The Beginner's Guide to Digital Scroll Compressors

Posted by RDT on Jul 26, 2017 4:33:58 PM

 

What do foodservice operations like restaurants, schools, or hospital cafeterias have in common? The need for commercial refrigeration that is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. One way all these refrigeration challenges can be answered starts with a small but powerful piece of equipment – a digital scroll compressor.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

A Quick Look at Retrofitting a Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Jul 13, 2017 2:53:24 PM

 

Because commercial refrigeration is one of the biggest drains on energy consumption in foodservice, it goes without saying commercial refrigeration can also become an operation's biggest savings opportunity. But how, and what about new properties versus existing ones?

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting, Chain Restaurants

How Eco-Smart Can Make Your Commercial Kitchen More Efficient

Posted by RDT on Jun 19, 2017 12:01:58 PM

 

Commercial foodservice equipment needs to do more than just keep food items cool, it needs to be efficient and up to today’s technological standards. These days, you can pretty much control your entire life in the palm of your hand. The Eco-Smart controller by RDT allows you to monitor and control your commercial kitchen refrigeration systems from the convenience of your tablet, smart phone, or computer, too.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Smart

Why Frost In Your Walk-In Freezer Is Bad

Posted by RDT on Jun 12, 2017 5:09:34 PM

 

One way of thinking is to see the frost in your commercial walk-in freezer as a good thing. It's cold. It's icy. Therefore, it must be holding ingredients at the right temperature. In reality, though, frost in your walk-in freezer is bad.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

4 Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Posted by RDT on Jun 5, 2017 11:45:15 AM

 

The hot summer months bring rising waves, rising temperatures, and rising energy bills. Keeping your restaurant, school, hospital, or cafeteria costs down is imperative throughout the year. However, without an energy-efficient game plan for the summer, the sun won’t be the only thing making you sweat these next few months.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool

Why Redundancy for Commercial Refrigeration Is Important

Posted by RDT on May 10, 2017 9:20:39 PM

  

Let's say you operate a large hospital in Nevada. Maybe you're a facility manager or a food and beverage director who's responsible for the operation and upkeep of all the heavy foodservice equipment on campus. Now let's say it's the middle of summer. It's 105 degrees in the shade, and your walk-in freezer is about to crash. Are you ready to hear why redundancy is important for commercial refrigeration?

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Topics: bacteria, refrigeration, sustainability, Foodservice Director, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, hospitals, Eco-Cool, Facility Manager, Digital Scroll Compressor

Three Ways to Make Your Foodservice Operation More Sustainable

Posted by RDT on May 5, 2017 4:02:19 PM

 

Sustainability is a growing trend in every market in the U.S. The foodservice industry is not an exception. Not only is it better for the environment, but being sustainable can positively impact your bottom line.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, Eco-Cool, Rebates, Regulations, Ingredients

What Is On-Demand Defrost for Commercial Kitchens?

Posted by RDT on Apr 24, 2017 4:58:54 PM

 

Here at RDT, on-demand defrost is made possible through our Eco-Smart solution, but not everyone is familiar with on-demand defrost for commercial kitchens. So let's take a closer look at what that means and why it can impact the bottom line for restaurants and foodservice operations.

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Topics: freezer, remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, Eco-Smart

What You Can Learn from a UL Study on Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Apr 11, 2017 5:47:08 PM

 

Through inspections, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification, UL is a standard-bearer when it comes to lending credibility to billions of products world wide.

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Topics: refrigeration, UL, Eco-Cool, Energy Study