The new school year is a time for fresh beginnings. For students, that means new school clothes, a new backpack, and a shiny new lunchbox. For school directors, that often means selecting new school foodservice equipment for the cafeteria. While it may not cause the same stress as a 3rd grader deciding what superhero shirt to wear on the first day, choosing foodservice equipment is a taxing experience for administrators. Especially for those who don’t have the information to make an educated decision.
Many people look at frost in a walk-in as a good thing. It means it’s properly cooling, right? Wrong. Frost in a walk-in can have detrimental effects on your commercial kitchen.
In the restaurant industry, every inch of space is valuable. Each piece of foodservice equipment, like refrigeration systems, is a piece of a puzzle that must fit together in the space provided. And restaurant operators, especially of smaller restaurants, face a big challenge when it comes to their refrigeration rack systems: the footprint.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
With rising student populations and tighter budgets, schools are tasked with finding ways to save money while improving the well-being of students. One way for school administrators to improve on the economic, educational, and environmental aspects of their school is through energy efficiency. It’s never been more important to be energy-efficient than it is right now. And where better to teach how to save energy than in schools?